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Friday, July 2, 2010

WHAT IF...A PRANK GOES WRONG??

As soon I finished watching the second episode of Channel V’s ‘Axe Your Ex’, I sat down to pen my thoughts. Firstly, this is a new reality show that Channel V has started. In this people spoil the day of their ex and the channel plans all the nightmares for the poor ex in advance. Today’s episode featured a boy who wanted to axe or spoil the day of his ex-girlfriend. The girl was a 20 something and surprisingly her roommate was involved in this dirty game too. She was firstly called to this mall where strangers would come up to her to give her presents and flowers. All this was set by the channel to irritate the girl. One stranger even gave her a bikini set and asked her to try that out, much to the embarrassment of the girl and all the people sitting in the mall where all that drama took place.



Finally, the worst prank played: An actor was asked to play the role of a psycho killer and scare the hell out of the poor girl, already tired and irritated. As soon as she entered her apartment, she spotted a dead body (fake, of course!) and then a new drama started. She was even made to do sit ups to apologize for something she had never done, all that on a knife point and on the public television. And in the end her ex-boyfriend and the channel crew came in and told her that it was only a prank! You should have seen her face; she was scared and frightened as hell and burst into uncontrollable tears while that stupid boy, the one who staged all this to take revenge was laughing all the way like a sadist enjoying torture of his victim to the hilt.



Now, I did not find anything enjoyable in this entire drama. What is the channel trying to teach us? Barbarism? Sadism? Bitchy tricks, or to laugh when someone is going through a rough patch? Or enjoy when someone’s day goes wrong? All this humiliation, that too on a national TV can be enough to drive anyone to take drastic steps. Who would be responsible if the ex commits suicide out of embarrassment? What if she gets a heart attack during that idiotic prank? World is round; what goes around comes around too. Enjoying somebody’s problems is not ethical and it is not right. What if a prank goes wrong??

27 comments:

  1. Kya bakwaas hain yeh. I don't understand who the hell watches this program? Kya mazaa aata hain yeh sab dekhne mein.

    I find TV so boring that I have stopped watching it. There's nothing unique about it.

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  2. wtf! how dare they!! if its an ex, its supposed to mean that the relationship has come out with so much of pain!! how on earth can they telecast and plan suc things... leav alone prank going wrong....wat to the guy/gals feeling..shud they laugh at wat happened?? OMG....is it still on TV..?

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  3. hii Guy-a-3 :D

    haan yaar, aise shows taint the already bad image of television... hahaha

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  4. hii hary!

    where were u these days? pleasant surprise to see ur comment!

    haan yaar WTF!!!

    public humiliation is worse than death

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  6. u r rite...the show is scomplete crap..i just watched an episode last week...

    really these days..ppl dont care for emotions.. I think such shows should be AXED from TV....!! :X

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  7. hii Urvashi!

    haan yaar, such shows are nothing but crap and must be axed :)

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  8. yar sadly there are many ppl in this country who think that this is cool stuff. absolute nonsense isn't it? Why cannot such 'cool' channels do something constructive for the country, like teaching ppl how to really 'cool' rather than such distorted ideas

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  9. hiii UA

    haan yaar, u r right. at one hand we speak of uniting the youth for worthy causes and on the other they are taught such bulls**t.. sad

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  10. You are so right. I saw that one. And I really hated it. Its something so horrible to do. People are so very heartless now. Really very wrong on their part! Its not at all funny.

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  11. hii pavitra

    welcome here!

    yes, very right.. its not at all funny as they try to project it to be.

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  12. nothing is real, everything is planned and everyone is paid.
    including the victim girl or boy as well as bf or gf.

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  13. hii SM

    ya can be possible, these channels can droop to any level for TRPs

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  14. How many times do you change ur template!! :-)

    anyways and yess tv is really boring only because of such programmes!! i d rather watch american sitcoms!!

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  15. hiii Aditi :)

    hehehe! yaar change is the spice of life :D

    haan yaar, such shows must be banned

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  16. hiii Aditi :)

    hehehe! yaar change is the spice of life :D

    haan yaar, such shows must be banned

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  17. the only persons who deserves these pranks are those who invented it for lousy trps.

    its such a lousy reflection on our society when tv producers think they can get away with this.

    should we step in , only after something goes wrong?

    WELL SAID

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  18. hi Wise

    yes right! thanks for liking the post... there is no dearth of such cheap and lousy reality shows on TV these days.... these must be banned

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  19. Interesting one. Havent heard abt the tv show which you mentioned. Is my guess right that 'Axe' is sponsoring the show along with V channel.

    TV shows have really forgotten the differences between sense and non-sense. They have gone too far in the name of gaining popularity ! Somehow, reality shows are being hyped too much !

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  20. hello Prashant

    yes show is very cheap, and ur guess is very correct... that Axe deo is sponsoring this third class thing

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  21. The show is completely crap, just wasting of time.

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  22. hii rayan
    welcome to my blog!

    yes, it is .. must be banned

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  23. I totally agree...
    And besides...where they do the draw the line? Who knows who dumped who and who is the one who deserves such treatment? :-| Its a very dicey idea in the name of entertainment...

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  24. hii Ashwathy
    welcome!

    yups, absolutely right..who knows who dumped who.. right!

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  25. :O there are programs like this also :O
    this is inhuman..who has the right to humiliate someone..she should sue everyone involved..and I dont understand what message is the TV trying to spread..
    these days..the level of reality shows has gone to gutters.. yesterday I was watching NDTV imagine (I get only that here)..and in that dont know some show with only girls as particpants..and the tagline is..mummy ke saath math dekhna..and really they mean by that... all that they talk is cheap..not even double meaning dilaogues..direct meaning...what do u like in younger guys?..
    ..media ppl's desperation to rake up TRPS..

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  26. hii Unknown :)
    welcome to my blog

    yes, it is really cheap.. channels arr trying every imaginable crap for TRPs.. that show is 'meethi churi' and it is damn cheap.. double meaning and lurid dialogs make up this show.. I do not understand what are they trying to show??

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  27. yea yea..right meethi churi..dont know..it comes as ad in between movies..i think their incentive is dependent on how dirty someone can get..thats how the shows are organized..i remem the other reality shows splitsville,roadies...where gaalis is the in-thing..I was shocked when I first saw those shows...

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