Earlier than streaming platforms provided us the world on a plate, we watched Indian tv that was dominated by household dramas and cleaning soap operas. After the Doordarshan exhibits of the ‘90s, got here cable tv. These OG exhibits had been conservative, and the so-called fashionable ones had been usually inaccurate. But, we watched them day after day, season after season.
In hindsight, many exhibits from the 2000s had been moderately cringey and an try and rewatch will show it to you. Listed below are just a few exhibits that had been lowkey obsessive about however had the worst plotlines.
1. Dill Mill Gayye
Why did Dr. Armaan develop into an in a single day sensation amongst teenage women? Trying again on the present, there isn’t one shred of medical or scientific accuracy in a present about docs and managing a hospital. Moreover, Dr. Armaan was an unprofessional flirt for an excellent a part of the present, but it was completely acceptable and funky.
2. Miley Jab Hum Tum
Anybody who’s watched this present would know simply how inaccurate their depiction of school life is. Everybody’s agenda on these exhibits is simply to seek out somebody thus far/marry? Profession, mates, new experiences jaye bhaad mein! Then there’s the bullying, that’s justified within the present which states that in case you weren’t a hipster carrying western garments, then you definitely deserved disrespect. Ummmm *cringe*.
3. Dhoom Machao Dhoom
This present wasn’t as horrible because it was unrealistic. DMD checked out an all-girls college band that defies all odds and goes on to realize fame. We get it however kaise? It was cute although and made us imagine that in the future, even we’d be popstars!
The high-school teen drama actively glamourised classism however we had been all obsessive about it. It was one of many few TV exhibits that catered to youthful audiences. Additionally, this present introduced Karan Wahi into our lives, how might we be mad?
5. Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
We’ve all spent a large quantity of our childhoods sitting beside our members of the family watching SSBKBT. The Virani household affairs have been a middle-class reference for a protracted, very long time. However in hindsight, the present misplaced the plot after its first 2 seasons.
6. Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki
One other Ekta Kapoor serial that grew to become a rage instantaneously! KGGK ran for a complete of 1661 episodes and had over 40 recurring solid members.
7. Kasautii Zindagii Kay
We solely included the primary season, again when the present was nonetheless a novelty and Urvashi Dholakia’s ‘Komolika’ was the spiciest vamp in the entire of telly city. Who can unsee her OTT trend statements?
8. Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi
The Indian remake of Ugly Betty, JJKN was a first-of-its-kind for Indian audiences. It handled trend and tried to deliver selection to desi TV exhibits. However now the entire present appears to be justifying why those that aren’t model-like don’t should be within the trend trade.
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