I haven't written in over a month. There are a lot of reasons for that, including Ramadan, Eid, ridiculously hot temperatures, vacations...but these are all just excuses. The real reason? We boil it down to the usual: lack of interest. Of all the shows I'm watching, only 3-4 are actually interesting. Here's a warm-up post for my foray back into writing.
Big budget shows are always anticipated. But this one has a less-than-popular cast and seems to move on a tried and tested path. After watching the first episode, I was reminded of Ullu Baraaye Farokht Nahin, a beautiful show dealing with similar circumstances. The first episode was interesting, so let's see how this plays out. I did not like the blatant copy of a scene from "Parineeta" though (the Bollywood movie). Originality, people, originality.
I wonder what the thought process is when an actor like Sunita Marshall signs a show like this? Is it "Oh I just did this exact same show less than a year ago called Agar Ho Sakay To?" It's hard for me to wrap my head around why she's doing the same show twice within the same year (or.....at all?). It's also strange to see Zahid Ahmed playing father to an 8 year old. As currently one of the most popular tv actors, it's great to see how experimental he is and to see him trying out new things - but I think this role is a little unnatural with his "son" looking more like his little brother. The storyline itself? Sad, heartbreaking and comes complete with that annoying unnecessary vamp. Struggling with a sick kid is hard enough that they had to throw in a woman stealing away Sunita's husband. Anyway, I'm not loving this one as such.
Tum Meri Ho
At one point, I praised this show. Please let me eat my words. This is a terrible show with illogical situations played out by two men too old for this. Faisal Qureshi and Aijaz Aslam are two dignified men working in a most undignified show as, essentially, men in their late 20s. Seriously? That aside, why a married man with a doting wife would be so quick to believe his young wife is cheating on him, I don't know. In what world does an EDUCATED man divorce his wife before even confronting her? In what world does a mother in law turn SO evil that she turns against her daughter in law for no reason whatsoever, other than her taking care of her invalid son? And in what world does a family not realize how truly messed up their son is that he not only is plotting to steal his brother's wife, but also attempted to have said brother killed? Nonsense!!!
Dil E Beqaraar
Oh my goodness, why Hareem Farooqi took the worst, most annoying role humanly possible, I don't know. This show is "Judaai" (again, the Bollywood movie) on steroids. Mansha Pasha's Sara is now married to Junaid Khan's Mudassir and his first wife is Farida (Hareem). Farida ran away from home and married Mudassir against their warring family's wishes. Mudassir took a job in Dubai and started taking in the Bucks. Over the years and two children later, Farida has evolved into a greedy, dollar signs for eyes fool. So she convinces Mudassir to marry Sara for money. Sara is aware of this, do Sara and Mudassir are honest with each other (Sara was also previously married). Until now. Apparently Sara has ANOTHER ex husband she's hiding the truth about and Farida is hell bent to expose her.
Such a silly premise for drama. Why can't Sara just be honest? Especially when being blackmailed! Ridiculous. And Farida as a character is the worst. She's just a bad person.
Why I've spent so many paragraphs talking about this show is besides me. Hahaha. Not recommended, but it's a train wreck I can't stop watching.
Main Kaisay Kahoon came to an end. Main Kaisay Kahoon was a nice show, though it did lose the plot big time in the middle with the broken engagement. It did manage to redeem itself and show that marriage is not a happily ever after. If recommend it for some decent binge watching on a boring day.
Mera Yaar Mila De also came to an end. Boring, terrible nonsense overall. They tried to turn it into a Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (what is WITH copying Bollywood?!) sort of show with the ending, except that Faisal's character himself was responsible for the entire MESS! It was not sweet or endearing. Faisal is lucky we have Naraaz in our memories, otherwise he has not been smart with shows lately.
There's a large handful of new shows I've started. I'll comment on those next! Until then, happy watching!