When you meet someone for the first time there is an initial awkwardness: Kya boloon… kya na boloon… agar kaha tau bura tau nahin lag jayega… woh merey baare mein kiya kehen ge … mera mazaq tau nahin urainge. We might not admit to them publicly, but deep down we know all of us grappled with such self-doubts and insecurities.
Phir, as the relationship develops, baat cheet ka silsila zara aagey barhta hai … aap se tum ki stage par aa jata hai. We are no longer awkward around each other, there is a certain familiarity, an ease of conversation that builds up. Thora bohot hansi mazaq… an occasional testing of boundaries, but kahin na kahin the fear of being judged still remains.
Moving forward, tum se tu ho jata hai and you are truly comfortable. You know you are with friends and yahan kaisa dar kaisa khauf. Doston ke saath sab chalta hai… in apnon se kya parda – are your new mantras in life.
Oh, aap loag confuse ho gaye kiya?
Arrey nahin bhai, no need to get confused. Main nahin bhooli ke yeh alphabet wali post hai, and you are expecting me to talk to about the ABC’s of dramas not the ABC’s of relationships. Mujhe yaad hai. Aap pareshan na hon. There is method to this madness – trust me!
The point being that today’s post is only possible because after being friends for so long we have gotten to know each other enough ke ab aap janab tau khatam ho gaya, sharma sharmi bhi jati rahi hai (you guys all know I can’t type without a million typos), tau bas ab rakh rakhao ki koi zaroorat nahin honi chahiye.
We know each other well enough to know what kinds of dramas we like, what issues irk us no end, and who are the actors, directors. writers who can do no wrong in our book. Aap se tum par tau hum aa chuke hain, ab itney arsey baad, ek doosrey ko qareeb se jaan leney ke baad, tum se tu tak jana banta hai boss.
Ab aap poochenge yeh kaise hoga….
Simple si baat hai … when you are really comfortable with somebody you lose the fear of judgement. The notion that somebody will laugh at you for your choices or tastes is left by the wayside when you are with friends of the close kind. So bas janab, aaj hum baat karenge apne G=guilty pleasures waley dramas ke barey mein.
Guilty pleasures are no ordinary pleasures. And guilty pleasures waley dramas are no ordinary dramas. No, not at all! These are the ones you wait till you are alone to watch. The kind that you will never ever admit to knowing the name of, forget acknowledging you’re watching, when you are in one of those Bagwati types of pseudo-intellectual social situations. In short, these are the dramas that you hate to love and love to hate, as in they are so bad they are actually good.
Aha! See, now you get it! Itna mushkil nahin tha na?
Chalein I’ll begin with a couple my guilty pleasure dramas and you guys follow suit.
Here we go!
Muhabbat Ab Nahin Hogi
This was one of those where every five minutes or so I would reach down and lift my jaw off the floor. Starring Jibran, Armeena Rana Khan, Ali Rehman, and so many others, this was like a chalta phirta ishtihar of an utterly senseless commercial potboiler. I could try to tell you what all happened and did not happen and how it was all beyond crazy, but no point. WordPress ki space limit khatam ho jayegi magar is dramey ke qasidey khatam nahin honge.
Tum Mere Hi Rehna
Honestly, for this one I have no clue why I watched. I am no Mikaal fan, neither do I care for Kiran Haq or Urwa magar bas … After watching a horrendous first episode I would tune in every so often to see if it got any better. Behter tau kiya hona tha, lets just say it ended up being quite the eye opener as to how ridiculous our once relatable dramas had become.
Rishtey Kuch Adhurey Se
This was another crazy one. A saga of two sisters and their confused marital status: Which sister was married and which one was not… kis behen ka nikah hua aur kis ki rukhsati. This mumbo jumbo of serious religious and legal matters was something that made no sense whatsoever. I followed this one out of morbid curiosity, tuning in every so often to see ke dekhen aakhir yeh oont kis karwat baithta hai.
So these were my confessions … ab your turn. Remember, this is not about how many intellectual and serious dramas you’ve watched or whatever; this is about having fun, being honest and showing sportsmanship. Isliye bas ab ho jayen shuru!
Oh and for those who did not get it as yet … our guest letter for this post is G!
Ji, ji, g as in guilty pleasures, g as in ghanchakar dramas – the kind that play with your head so much ke you cannot help but watch them and dekhne ke baad you go: o.m.G!!!!
Written by SZ~