I CAN still remember the days when our TV serials were full of wisdom. It seems that those days are long gone. Now our TV dramas mostly revolve around a typical family and a love couple. They fail to show any quality dramas like ‘Waris’, ‘Andhera ujala’, ‘Angaar wadi’ and ‘Raahain’.
Our country is beset with arming problems which our TV serials could tackle. Although social media is replacing our TV, the latter still remains an excellent source for education and entertainment for all.
TV serials on the National Accountability Bureau, police and thana culture, judiciary and parliament should be encouraged. Such dramas will not only create political awareness but provide a lot of information about fundamental rights, the state machinery and its working.
The Western media is producing a lot on TV serials like ‘House of Cards’, ‘Designated Survivor’ and ‘Black List’ which are some excellent examples of information and entertainment.
Our TV just wastes our time.
Zain ul Abdeen Rehan
Published in Dawn, November 7th, 2018