Why do people sit and watch Tamil serials, I don't know? They are so horrible I get a headache even thinking about them. The production quality is so low. The acting quality is hahaha. Yet these mind numbing TV shows are so popular. I know some people who see around 15 different serials a week. How do they even keep up with the story? Oh wait, all these serials are the same. One week a daughter slaps her mother. The other week mother slaps daughter. The next week the daughter does something drastic, like popping pills into her mouth from a bottle which is clearly labeled 'Poison' in case the viewer gets confused.
The background music is jarring. The camerawork is pedestrian. The makeup is hardly worth talking about. The storyline is so incredibly predictable. All these serials revolve around backstabbing, mother-in-law daughter-in-law fighting, violence, pregnancy and of course 'sentiment'. If the female character vomits it means she is pregnant. If they show people travelling in a car, then it means that an accident is waiting to happen. If two people are happily married then make sure that you do not miss the episode where they sign the divorce papers. Tamil serials are sick. But the people who see it are unbelievable. They watch this fighting and crying (they actually make babies cry for 5 minutes on some shows like 'metti oli') and feel that they have utilized their time well. I don't get it. I seriously don't. Even young people watch these shows. Like when I went to Delhi for a school excursion my room-mates were busy watching some low-grade Tamil horror show and predicting who was going to get killed. They didn't appreciate me switching off the TV and they used the tickle treatment to make me shut up. These serials do not convey anything good to the people. They show women in a bad light. They talk only about vengeance. The dialogues in some of these shows are not worth repeating. I do not blame the producers for these shows. I only blame the people who watch them. I blame them profusely because they do not understand that they are seeing something that is corrupting their mind and is making them insensitive people. They do not get it that they are giving careers to people who cannot act. And that is the worst crime.