You may or may not know this but I’m a big TV buff.
I watch at least 4hrs of TV everyday and I basically watch anything and everything. Here’s what I’ve been watching for the past few days.
Pogo is airing Malgudi Days, which is one of my favorite shows ever. I’ve never read the book cos, well, I don’t read but I loved the show when I saw it the first time, loved it when I saw its reruns and love it even now. Incidentally, after I came to Bangalore last year, I got to know that the name “Malgudi” was formed by adding up the names of two of Bangalore’s old neighborhoods, Malleshwaram and Basavangudi. In case you are interested in watching it, it’s on weeknights at 8.30pm.
Toon Disney airs Ducktales, which is another favorite of mine. You have to love Uncle Scrooge, Huey, Dewey and Louie. It’s on weekdays at 8.30am. Watch it.
There’s this new primetime soap called “Ek Ladki Anjaani Si”(which translates into “an unknown (stranger) girl”) on Sony. Now, I don’t watch any of the crappy soaps being aired on various channels but since the channel was promoting the first episode with “Something that has never happened to anyone ever before will happen today to this girl”, I decided I should see what the fuss is all about. Do you want to know what it was about? Well, I’ll tell you anyways.
Here it goes. Brace yourself for it. So the male protagonist a.k.a. our hero, is a successful businessman who once suffered from cancer but was cured through chemotherapy and in the process became sterile but not before the clever doctor had put aside few of his “samples”. Now that he is cured, he wants to have a child but his wife is somehow incompatible with his swimmers so he finds a woman who is compatible with him to get her artificially inseminated with his sample. Now, cut to the female protagonist a.k.a. our heroine, who has just got an admission into New York University, that too with full scholarship. She must go though a routine medical checkup and she ends up going to the only hospital in the town where the afore- mentioned artificially insemination is supposed to happen. Now, there’s a stupid rookie nurse in the hospital who mixes up the two files and yes, you guessed it right, our heroine gets inseminated with our hero’s sample. Fascinating!
Honestly, that’s one of the dumbest soap plots ever.