Surprisingly enough, I was aware of everything happening in my favourite shows on TV. How could I squeeze out enough time to watch them at the first place and still maintain my position in class, was an Agatha-Christie stuff for my pals.
Hmm, TV is like a drug to me. It cleaned my mind’s garbage a great deal. Life was easy to handle when I was intricately aware of whatever progress my favourite serials had dared to make! And when there were guests, I kept focused on Discovery or Nat Geo. These channels exist to educate and enhance esteem afore people… they serve double purposes (and save morons like me)!!! Today, I do have an easy explanation for this unusual adoration and reverence for television.
My crushes existed on the silver screen! Yep, its that simple. There wasn’t that great a story that anyone had penned to tie me to the screen. I’d never actually watched TV for the sake of watching, or praised the storylines because they were the only praiseworthy stuff.
Mhmm, it seems I need to elaborate.
Well, why do I watch ‘White Collar’? No doubt, its concept had given adrenaline rushes. But apart from the out-of-the-box partnership of a thief and an FBI agent, there’s all the more reason to keep our pseudo tails wagging! Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey! I’m most keen to catch a glimpse of his tilted poise with one hand in his pockets and giving that you-don’t-know-what-I’m-upto look to agent Peter Burke. What’s more appealing than a high school dropout to advise FBI about art, literature, and crimes? Well, India really requires such con men to collaborate with police to bring down the all the more rising crime rates in our country. And since this con man is in the run of portraying Christian Grey in the ‘Fifty Shades Trilogy’, I’m getting quite easily vulnerable to those eyes (phew!).
The humour grenades thrown from ‘Two and a Half Men’ wouldn’t have set girls like me on fire if there wouldn’t have been a certain Charlie Sheen. Honestly, it was he who gave the idea to me, that laughter can be more effectively generated by saying those one liners and yet sticking to that grave expression. The acid smiles given at intervals had both cracked me up and kept me drooling!
Let Discovery bring in a new guy on ‘Man vs Wild’, they should eventually sacrifice me as a viewer! No Bear Grylls, no Man interested in the Wild. Be it the grasslands, the Sudan deserts, or the nail biting rainforests, whatever it might be, the heat of the moment glows across his face when he comes through with a sensible plan is worth the watch.
I remember switching on the TV just to watch Adam Levine judge ‘American Idol’ (my cousins for Christina Aguilera!).
Its true. When we feel gravitation, its earth’s gravitational pull that attracts us to the core and not the entire earth itself! We get to enjoy earth as long as acceleration due to gravity exists. It obviously needs a mind-blowing concept, a taller-stronger-sharper script, spectacular photography and direction with pupil-dilating techniques. But the cast is like the salt to the dish. They all need atleast someone on board who has the ability to stick us to the show like Toby Maguire (or Andrew Garfield!) had in Spider Man.
So, we all, have a purpose of watching shows. Be it soaps, travel or game shows. Such presentations can’t afford to be like the purely educational ones, where the topic is itself enough to hook us. Be it 'Nat Geo Daredevils’, or I must not be alive in Discovery, they don’t need Caffreys or Dean Winchesters.
I’ve recently got glued to ‘The Factory Made’ on Discovery. The last one I could watch was about manufacturing Coca Cola. I’d finally given a thought about getting into a glass manufacturing industry after get my engineering degree. Thus, these shows have way different purposes than the rest.
But when it comes to soaps…well ask yourself. Are you just enjoying the story? Or is it the lead actress… or in some cases her mother? Is it just the script, or does the hero has something to do with your over concern about the next episode?
I’ve had ample purpose to watch TV. I still do, and so do you. I mean, there’s no fun in life without the spice of variety isn’t it? I can concentrate more on my obesity-stricken books and strike a better tune on my guitar when I’d had a lovely half an hour spent on ‘White Collar.’ The idea of watching Dean Winchester at 4 pm helps me cope with the disgusting traffic of Calcutta.
And mommy’s temper is best avoided when ‘Masterchef Australia’ is aired . . . she enjoys the world’s cuisine on screen, and I enjoy peace facebooking in those minutes!!!
It’s all about Double Purpose you see… and in my case… yea, its just ‘Crushed’ (LOL!).
Ankita Paul (Infra Red Franco)
*Ankita Paul is an eighteen year old Loretean and a budding Engineer with an eagle eye for books. She has been with music and painting since her kindergartens and now, she’s decided to try her hand at writing, to diffuse her thoughts to the world.*