Drama is an important of life, I get it! But you will have to agree that Indian television takes this to the extreme. Now this could be due to two reasons:
The makers are dumb and stupid or
The makers think that the audience is dumb and stupid!
I use to watch Indian TV shows when I was a child (yeah! Grew up desi!). But when much sense entered me, I realized that Indian television can portray quiet some amount of crazy!
THE DEPICTION OF FEMALE CHARACTERS
In Indian TV shows, the girl is either too talkative or she is too shy! The behavior is always at one of the extremes, to the point where it might look like a personality disorder. Now, young girls who might be watching such characters tend to feel that they need to behave similarly in order to be attractive. And this is where the audience begins to subconsciously follow a script! O! And if the girl is independent, then she has to be a vamp!
Somehow the traditional girl is always superior to the other kind of girls!
Just because someone is old, it doesn’t mean that they will always be grumpy. But in tv shows, the grandmother is always the Hitler, someone who keeps unrealistic expectations from everyone.
No one can sleep peacefully in so much makeup! But the women in TV shows go to bed with foundation, blush, eye shadow and rainbows and sunshine on their face!
THE PERFECT BRIDE TEST!
This one is the most absurd! Indian tv shows are addicted to the weird concept of showing that women need to prove themselves before becoming a part of their husband’s family. The grandmother always comes up with some tests like doing the rituals right or adding the right amount of salt to determine whether the girl is the ideal bride or not. And the worst part is – the girl agrees!