Today it’s Netflix, Hotstar, and Prime, of what TV was when I was a kid.
I remember rushing home from school to catch an episode of Mowgli or Son Pari or Pokemon before we were off to play. The craze had yet to grip us fully. We still played as every 90s kid played. But the world of TV was a fascination. As we grew up, we slowly moved from Cartoon Network and Pogo to V Channel, MTv, and were totally engrossed in tons of hindi/marathi serials that played on tv; singing the tittle tracks, role playing. The break-time in between our outdoor games were spent discussing the plots and characters. We didn’t noticed when this “reel world” became a real one for us.
It hasn’t changed much. I still run home from office to watch something or woke up early to catch the latest episodes of GOT – the last season was…well, yeah anyway – My point is, we all are still quite glued to these idiot boxes, even while shitting!
Some times the only conversation that I have with my friends is about the shows that we watch. Its fun, don’t get me wrong, and plus these shows are real good ice-breakers or conversation starters…but sometimes I feel we are too much involved in them.
Anyway sharing with you guys a poem that I composed back in 2013 when TV still kind of ruled the entertainment world…
That idiot box broke down one day
It made the family talk with each other
in a different way
He taunted that silence was
peaceful to his ears
She complained about the stupid
music the girls would hear
Grandpa thought about the serials
he was going to miss
But was happy to see the family
quarrelling in a strange bliss
He said the girls never had time to talk
She said, everyone but she
watched the tv round the clock
The girls laughed and cracked lame jokes
Many wild and crazy ideas they spoke
But suddenly the static came to life
And all of them were once again swept away in its stride…
Do you have any favourite series from the 90s that you loved to watch? Or any such memories? Share your stories in the comments…Let’s do this for old times sake! Cheers!
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