Televisions and its shows don’t charm me. There are so much build ups in these shows that give them artificial feel. Most of the shows are far from reality making them superficial.
The days went by when televisions used to be best medium for education and entertainment. According to the purpose television use to serve, the shows get designed.
The time span for which shows aired was limited, so very selective shows with quality content was allowed to be telecast.
Then seeped in satellite revolution and the whole television industry went under surgery. The outcome was much hi tech and organised television industry.
Number of television channels available for viewing has increased to uncountable.
The latest add-ons in the serials segment is web series which meant to be telecast on internet alone. These are series of scripted or non-scripted videos telecast on internet or web.
Web series may be watched on a range of platforms, including desktop, laptop, tablets and smartphones with internet connections.
Different genre of channels has emerged with passage of time. The television industry is getting groomed up with each passing day. List of channels and the shows aired on them are getting bigger and bigger.
Regional channels started that caters to language preferences of certain regions. They are shown in the particular regions where there basic language is spoken.
It increases the television viewership as people from all age groups are comfortable.
Cartoon channels started which showcase cartoon stories the whole day. Children are worst sufferer of these up gradations. They stay hooked to television sets the whole day.
But the fault is not completely that of kids. It’s parent, who pushes, their own kids into watching television, though unknowingly.
When parents are busy they switch on television sets on for kids’ while they engage in their work. This habit gets inculcated in kids deeply. By the time, parents realize their mistake kids are slaves of non-sense cartoon shows.
Then there are serials based on mythology. These are to attract the viewer ship of senior citizens of the nation. These shows replay the ages old mythological tales.
But with time they too have strayed from reality. The shows now telecast on various televisions are now much glorified version.
The aim of such shows is not to equip new generation with our religious believes and cultures. They fail to narrate the story behind various customs and folk tales.
These shows aim at attracting the most viewer ship. These are tools to increase television channel`s TRP.
Earlier when the shows were made they usually had moral values to convey. Story that was depicted in them was relate-able. But with changing scenario the shows are means to bring in TRP of that particular channel which buy that serial/show.
Once a concept of any television show becomes hit among viewer more such remakes start hitting other channels.
The genre to hit the small screen these days is soap opera which continues for the time span of years sometime.
The monotony they bring to the screen is simply unbearable. Such shows lack innovations as they are unnecessary extensions to the story line.
The whole family trees grow in such shows. The shows take years and generations leap with a text ticker running on the screen.
The whole concept is so unrealistic that it makes me tickle. The elder generation looks and stays the same as they use to be years ago. The child`s generation become adolescent. The age gap seems to diminish with time lap.
The television now days are a bigger industry than cinema. Cinema has limited approach ability but television is the medium of mass communication.
Television has reached houses of millions with their wider acceptance among common people.
And it`s ability to touch lives had made it favourite medium of entertainment. Cinema, on the other hand, has limited acceptance because usually they serves commercial purposes.
Cinemas associates with movie. While television has been more adaptable with infinite number of channels that air on it. The range of television shows have widened so much that one may get spoiled for the choice.
Cookery shows, travelling based shows, reality base game shows are the few to choose from. The more one surf through channels the more one get to know. The numbers of shows too have increased many folds to cater to the need of channels.
More engaging the content of any channel`s show is, the more TRP that channels gets.
There is cut throat competition in the television industry to grab the best television show. The future of television channel is directly proportionate to the content of shows it airs on daily bases.
I like shows which are more knowledge oriented as they have something to learn from. The soap operas are just the time and energy wastage.
I have strong liking for the shows like “Koun Banega Crorepati” as they have essence in the concept around which they are scripted. Or the show hosted by veteran actor Amir Khan “Satyamev Jayate” is one I get inspiration from.
Such shows are from real life concepts and involve real life characters. Even a common viewer may relate to them as being its part.
The characters are from among masses and not the specially designed one to meet the need of reel life.
If ever I would get to make a chance to make a television show it would be one that would have inspiration from real life.
I would like to portray real life heroes who don’t have super powers to fight against their competitors. I want my show to be close to life and bring about awareness in general people.
People who resides the next door but owns a criminal mind are threat to society. Such people mingles with society but have seedling of crime springing up every now and then in them.
I want people to get informed about the traits to watch in people who could be budding criminals.
I strongly believe that criminals are not born by birth. It`s the society and the situations which forces any person into bad company. So we need to eradicate the bad saplings from growing rather than cutting tress of crime later.
Cutting tress leaves the roots which have penetrated deeply in soil. This may lead to regrowth of tree if the favourable conditions persist again.
Television has widest spread approach unbiased to the nation. Shows and programs aired have to bear the responsibility of bringing social awareness.