By Hindustan Times
As we start a new year, it’s customary to make some new year-type noises. But before that, a bit of a preamble. As the cliché goes, all of us want to see engaging, enjoyable entertainment on TV. But if you listen to television channel executives, what we apparently really want to see is drama, and the more outrageous and unpleasant it is, the better.
By that logic, the TV set is not something you slump in front of at night, looking forward to watching undemanding, relaxing shows, and feeling the day’s tension drain away slowly. Instead, it’s something you watch compulsively; it makes you even more tense and agitated and leaves you eager to discuss what you saw on TV with equally outraged friends/colleagues the next day.
So, since compulsive viewing is