Twenty-four hours of programming and most of it awful. Where men seek equal partners and not glorified maids. The Turkish dramas had intelligent and strong women as protagonists, women who were not afraid to challenge the status quo and carve out their own paths. The comedy was sharp and witty, often a satirical review of life as we knew it. The dumbing down of Pakistan is not just a question of bad entertainment. The actresses who embrace these roles with aplomb for a fat pay cheque despite the fact that the lives they depict are light years away from the lives they lead? Nicks Aug 08,
Imran The proliferation of platforms has led to loss of quality content. Where women do not hesitate to educate themselves and become more outspoken. The more a woman suffers the more virtuous she is deemed. Madeeha women to be blamed for whatever you wrote. Dec 02, Or producers and channel heads who display such gross irresponsibility in perpetuating these myths?
The TV channels format doesn’t include documentaries. Sohaib Nov 29, Try serving up fare that is a little more sophisticated and intelligent and they will like that too, over time.
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Then there were the dramas. They have persisted in doling out the same trash. Instead of the erudite Zia Mohyeddin in his brocade jackets or the sombre Tariq Aziz in his awami suit, we are blessed by Aamir Liaquat, his manic, beaming visage and base sense of humour. Madeeha Nov 29, Change this and you might find an overall more wholesome outlook to life.
Regressive Islamisation and a clampdown on speech simply made the writers and actors smarter. Utterly vacuous and insipid, plotlines made redundant by the same mundane focus on love triangles latrst melodramatic ‘pious’ suffering.
Nicks Aug 08, No value, intellect, intelligence, grey-matter related stuff any where in out uncontrolled abysmal media-values. You would hsuwh the success of the more progressive Turkish drama would have given our local producers some food for thought. The article is more about women empowerment epispde forgettable disposable television.
Khurram Aug 09, Apart from that, entertainment covered an English comedy programme, English cartoons, a late night English drama serial and an Urdu drama serial, comedy programme or variety show.
What is troubling is the persistence with which regressive storylines are pursued with such fervour. If you are lucky you will catch a mildly amusing moment but it will not be half as memorable as the skits on or Taal Matol.
Today’s drama is based on feminism There was a twist in every episode, vicious intrigues and on some level it was startlingly real. Madeeha women to hzush blamed for whatever you wrote.
Nobody relates the story of an old show over dinner with friends dissolving in laughter.
The more a woman suffers the more virtuous she is deemed. Channel heads will turn around and say that this is what the public demands. The article was first published eepisode Nov-Dec edition of Aurora.
The Turkish dramas had intelligent and strong women as protagonists, women who were not afraid to challenge the status quo and carve out their own paths.
Sir are u masters in English literature as u hv used most of the literature based terminologies.
Twenty-four hours of programming and most of it awful. Or producers and channel heads who display such gross irresponsibility in perpetuating these myths? Dec 02, This is not what the public demands and neither is it true that they do not accept sophisticated storylines. Where men seek equal partners and not glorified maids. In truth, the only thing they damaged was the epissode our writers were basking in.
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Ehsan Aug 10, Lates are we catering to the lowest common denominator, where base humour and submissive women are the order of the day? Comedy is woefully absent. The author is implying that when there was one govt tv channel, programming was fantastic but competition and deregulation has destroyed it?
Where societal ills are discussed and dealt with. Scripts butchering both Urdu and English – directors with about as much competence as chimpanzees. Where women do not hesitate to educate themselves and become more outspoken.
Anyone remember the reruns of Taal Matol? Now instead, working women are derided and deemed home breakers. Or they decided to turn a blind eye. Whereas the Pakistani drama, Roagshowed a girl who had been sexually abused as a child and who then marries her abuser due to a cruel twist of fate, the Turkish drama Fatma Gul depicted a young victim of rape who succeeds against all odds to get her rapists imprisoned, falls in love, marries and has a family of her own.
Chiffon saris are worn by villainous tramps. Spot on, S Hyder. Heroes who enjoyed playful banter with their better halves have been replaced by men who hark back to 19th century norms. Hasan Aug 13,