Something is seriously wrong with us Malaysians.
We are not contented with just mere Drama Minggu Ini where they have Ali, Ah Chong and Samy, a true muhibbah story line in a short 45 minutes show. Once a week.
Now, we have Korean, Hong Kong, Singaporean, Brazilian, Thai, Japanese, Indonesian, Indian, American, Australian, ___________, _______________, (fill in the blanks with your own suggestions) soap-operas. They go on and on, on every channel, 24/7.
Are our lives that devoid of excitement, melodrama, infidelity, chi-qik, web of lies that we need to fill them with so much international flavours?
I don’t know about others but I find it sickening to listen to Bahasa Malaysia dialogues when the show is about some hot chicks and stone face hunks from Brazil or other nationalities. Then, those rough Cantonese dialogues but the show is about some ever demure Japanese and Korean girls. They give me stomach cramps.
I had stopped watching TV three years ago. I did try to sat through several Hongkies series because I enjoy gawking at the male actors. But after a while, it gets annoying with the same old stories. They are so fake!
Now, I am going to ponder hard. Why do people love to watch so much soap-operas? To fantasise? To fill their boring lives with make beliefs? The ah sohs in the markets looking out for a Gallen Loh-lookalike, for e.g.?
I hope I won’t ever have the urge to sit down and waste 180 minutes of my time crying over some soppy stories, ever again! (180 mins = Astro Channel 30 8pm till 10.30pm) Yay! I am cured of my addiction for dumb soap-operas. Hate me, sue me but I have 180 minutes of extra time every day.