Posted: 14 August 2013 at 10:05pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by *Reemz*
I think you guys are letting the offscreen speculations getting to your views on the episode way too much. Utkarsh has been writing the episodes and he has not been informed of the show ending so why would he pen any scenes to suggest they're closing anything up? Secondly, I thought last week was FANTASTIC! So powerful.
You can't have an intense Saras-Kumud scene in every episode otherwise it loses its essence. They have to come at the right time to have the right effect.
Everyone was loving last weeks episodes but unfortunately the speculations behind the scenes ONCE AGAIN are effecting peoples views this week. What is so terrible about the episodes that one has to think so negatively?
Nothing in the show has been shown half-heartedly to suggest that things are being twisted for TRPs. You have your high-drama days and some days are more relaxed.
It's a shame but seeking for positivity in this forum is almost like finding water in the desert at times.
Reemz... Let me begin by stating I admire your staunch positivity in the show. It's a pillar one can lean upon. However and tho this is most intentionally not, if my following be deemed a trespass, then I beg your indulgence and offer my sincerest pardons from the outset:
The way I see it, just as for Saras and Kumud, for us CB folks too, it has mostly been about hadd's and haq's... Since we have made such a huge intellectual, emotional, personal investment in the show, if we can toss bouquets (or in my case, *standin-frickin-ovation* with full heart), then so can we twist brickbats with a heavy, let-down heart. That is the claim (haq) we exert on the show as ardent audiences. Why champion and commend when we don't mean it, when we can't see it, when we cannot believe in it, no longer. Wouldn't that be we 'belittling' our investment?
The second, that of hadd, of limits... What drew me to CB was its democracy, its innate "maverick" nature, the huge fact that this turf was/is wholly non-discriminatory... Every post made has substance, disagreements are conducted in a civil manner, each pov is wholly welcomed and debated with merits. I haven't seen you post much on CB, maybe the majority of your contributions were made before my arrival, while your posts in the main forum have mostly been made in appreciation of J. In CB, our hadd is that when we "analyse", we do not let any other external factors come in between, all our extra-curricular knowlege to the contrary. We make our own discussions, so to speak. Sometimes in our zeal, going beyond the show (intellect-wise), even at the risk of being deemed terms non-complimentary.
Hence, I strongly disagree, our discussions are not "tainted" whatsoever. We are not so challenged that we cannot distinguish and appreciate strictly on professional merits. I feel the need to put that strictly on record. I can think of better investing my time and energy than imparting 'negativity' in my 800-1000 words on average, posts. That would be just churlish of me. We do it out of love for show, out of a sense of comradeship we are encouraged to contribute, and secure in the belief that we will never be discredited crudely, we are strengthened to put dissenting views, doubts, and 'rants' across.
Now while I appreciate your push for positivity always, I sadly find a consistent 'lack' in your posts on CB. Today, I sincerely invite you, to humor me, and rectify that lack. Your positivity is ever present but the basis, the foundation for that positivity is ever-left-wanting. When we impart "pessimism" we do it with theories no less, to back it up. With examples from show, with reasons that are then debated if need be. And if proven wrong, we are gracious to admit. The atmosphere of CB is such. But your words, are like a 'reprimand', you pull us up straight but then you show us nowhere to go.
In that unique CB spirit, Reemz, @Bold... May I invite you, to tell us the opposite... What was it about last week's epi (after Wed's that is), that you found so "fantastic"? And what is there in the current and continuing episodes that gives you so much hope? Not requesting an "essay"... Just a few thoughts, examples will suffice. Your POV, distinct from the prevailing one of pessimism, that we can then debate and ponder upon. Maybe go back to the episodes and watch them in a new light? You maybe right, and we wrong. Well, requesting you for a chance to show us the light... No body here much prefers the dark =)
Edited by IdiotViewer - 14 August 2013 at 10:09pm