I have over these days begun to wonder how or why we have watched TV for so long, inspite of such below average shows and I remember that it was not all bad... be it Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai or Khichdi, but the list ends there. The other channels that have kept TV alive for a discerning audience have been NatGeo and Discovery Science and cartoon network, Movie Channels... had it not been for the few channels i mentioned, i am sure a fragment of the population would sell their TV and stay that way!
I also mentioned a certain something about a discerning audience, that because there is bunch of people who escape into the problem of Suhana and Naitik and some other character i cannot recall the names of. As an audience I would expect that people would just have a slightly different way of looking at the illogical and falling standards of the shows we watch. I would not expect a 10 year old to understand the word 'falling standard' because she/he hasn't seen what 'good TV standards are' but 20 year olds who have grown up on shows like Shanti, Idhar Udhar, Saans, Alpviram and DBD should not want to see shows like Balika Vadhu, Sasural Simar ka, something something rishta, the likes of them. The ridiculous names, the lame character sketches, the sad lives, the loud acting, jarring makeup, repetitive story-lines, bad editing and sloppy camera work should be enough to throw off most people.
Ardent soap fans, I do not judge you. I truly blame the television industry for assuming that the audience is a bunch of dumb asses. I am sad that the audience is a victim of bad TV without realizing that with every show they watch, their intelligence is being questioned and judged. I am sure show producers in their house must be laughing their heads off at how gullible their viewers are.