Finding a decent TV show on the Indian national television is like finding a criminal on FBI’s list of most wanted. But they could still find, and hunt down Osama. TV shows in this country, however, suck huge pre-historic dinosaur balls.
I understand watching TV means different things for different people — some just want news, while others just watch music videos, and so on. But TV shows are like the backbone of cable television.
So where are the TV shows that we deserve? Will we spend the rest of our lives sitting on proxy servers, accessing Netflix and Hulu, downloading TV shows from American television and elsewhere? I sure seems that way.
From where I see things, I think TV channels in the country go to these big market research firms each year, and they recycle their market research. They probably tell the channel producers to keep making the regular saas-bahu BS that they’ve been doing since eternity. After all, the TRPs speak for themselves.
If those stinky TV soaps weren’t enough, reality shows made the national television suck even more. While there were a few decent seasons here and there, we have to agree that the national soil for talent has now turned infertile. We’ve shipped most of our talented folks abroad, and others are busy doing their shit elsewhere. The Indian edition of the TV show 24 was a pretty decent thing to watch. I’d love to see something more along those lines.
So what do I want? And why am I crying while surfing channels? I want a decent feed on TV that’s worth watching. I don’t want to shed tears when I hook up my computer or a multimedia box to my TV when the bandwidth horn goes all FUP-y on me.
I’m even ready to pay for an international feed. Currently I find HBO Hits and HBO Defined as the only two channels worth subscribing for, but even they’re on the expensive side of things. Or just give me an Indian Netflix with US shows, and I’ll shut up.