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(Telegraph)   Indian woman divorces husband after he banned her from watching soap operas. Her plans now involve falling in love with a mysterious doctor who will later turn out to be her previous husband's long lost half-brother   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 70
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2009-11-18 11:23:52 AM  
Will there be an elaborate dance number?
 
2009-11-18 11:34:23 AM  
Interesting. If anyone has read "Super Freakonomics", in it they suggest a correlation between access to television and Women's Lib. in India.
 
2009-11-18 11:46:23 AM  
Mentat:

Will there be an elaborate dance number?

www.videobomb.com

/ YOU DAMN SKIPPY :)
 
2009-11-18 11:50:44 AM  
Benny Lava?
 
2009-11-18 12:11:30 PM  
Somehow, the American version of this will star Matthew McConaughey and we will all be severely disappointed.
 
2009-11-18 12:11:44 PM  
I thought it was always Evil Twin.
 
2009-11-18 12:12:17 PM  
But how?! He was dead! Oh shiat! Here comes Jesus!
 
2009-11-18 12:13:01 PM  
MARIA...

¿POR QUE?
 
2009-11-18 12:14:26 PM  
mamoru: Interesting. If anyone has read "Super Freakonomics", in it they suggest a correlation between access to television and Women's Lib. in India.

Lets see. Rich women are more likely to have access to TV, rich women are more likely to be educated and "liberated". There's your farking correlation. Freakonomics is full of shiat.
 
2009-11-18 12:14:49 PM  
To be fair, Indian soaps are TERRIBLE! Seriously, a half hour show has really about 5 minutes of dialogue, the rest of the show is dramatic music and different camera angles of the same shot to emphasize the drama.

/Mom loves Karol Bagh
 
2009-11-18 12:15:16 PM  
But will he have amnesia?

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2009-11-18 12:15:33 PM  
Hey subby, you left out being in a coma and coming back to find your husband has married your sister/best friend.

Thought I just heard a cheesy organ
 
2009-11-18 12:19:34 PM  
www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2009-11-18 12:20:23 PM  
Third In Line: I thought it was always Evil Twin.

Yeah....this!

Evil Twin or brain transplant.
 
2009-11-18 12:20:57 PM  
Seems like things went bad in Genoa City.
 
2009-11-18 12:23:30 PM  
Zee TV FT-motherfarking-W! Just as entertaining as Univision, and they provide subtitles every now and then.
 
2009-11-18 12:23:35 PM  
Indian soap operas are surprisingly even more ridiculous and dramatic than their American counterparts. Sometimes, even crazier things happen.


Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US? It could just be explosions and breasts everyday and it would be number one.
 
2009-11-18 12:24:01 PM  
"I am thinking that I don't even know who you are anymore, yes!"
 
2009-11-18 12:24:15 PM  
thehindimusic.com

What a ()*_i34uio5u, oh never mind.


/Is that your Final Answer?
 
2009-11-18 12:24:59 PM  
StarBob: Indian soap operas are surprisingly even more ridiculous and dramatic than their American counterparts. Sometimes, even crazier things happen.


Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US? It could just be explosions and breasts everyday and it would be number one.


ESPN had one a few years ago called "Playmakers" or something like that. My wife tried watching an episode with me and stated that it was a soap opera for guys.
 
2009-11-18 12:25:48 PM  
StarBob: Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US? It could just be explosions and breasts everyday and it would be number one.

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2009-11-18 12:27:50 PM  
Farkwaddle: Hey subby, you left out being in a coma and coming back to find your husband has married your sister/best friend.

Thought I just heard a cheesy organ


also, too much make up and hair spray, secret abortions, black mail and bastard offspring.

/the plot is ludicrous
 
2009-11-18 12:35:59 PM  
TonnageVT: To be fair, Indian soaps are TERRIBLE! Seriously, a half hour show has really about 5 minutes of dialogue, the rest of the show is dramatic music and different camera angles of the same shot to emphasize the drama.

/Mom loves Karol Bagh


Wait... Indian soaps are anime?
 
2009-11-18 12:39:17 PM  
Quasar: Wait... Indian soaps are anime?

Kinda the same thing, yes, except instead of flashing lights and a character with a painful look on their face, it's just the camera panning from left to right onto a character with a shocked look on their face, and then right to left, then from the ceiling down, and then from the bottom up, and then twirling in, and so on...all to the same dramatic music *DUN DUN DUUUUUNNN!!*
 
2009-11-18 12:44:01 PM  
TonnageVT: Quasar: Wait... Indian soaps are anime?

Kinda the same thing, yes, except instead of flashing lights and a character with a painful look on their face, it's just the camera panning from left to right onto a character with a shocked look on their face, and then right to left, then from the ceiling down, and then from the bottom up, and then twirling in, and so on...all to the same dramatic music *DUN DUN DUUUUUNNN!!*


well, it's not really *DUN DUN DUNNNN*, it's more like little thunderish sounds while the camera pans around and shows you everyone's face in color, black and white, sepia, xray and any other video filter available.

// and there's always some scheming sister-in-law.
 
2009-11-18 12:44:16 PM  
TonnageVT: To be fair, Indian soaps are TERRIBLE!

they're all terrible my sweet...
 
2009-11-18 12:44:17 PM  
Thank you, start again
http://tinyurl.com/yho5dqm
(copy and paste)
 
2009-11-18 12:44:45 PM  
Next week, she'll discover that she's pregnant with triplets.

Next month, he'll die under suspicious circumstances.

Next June, he'll be found living under an assumed name in Delhi, having completely lost his memory.

Next October, he'll finally recognise his ex-wife's face, only to learn that the children aren't his.
 
2009-11-18 12:45:58 PM  
Sounds like he won twice!
 
2009-11-18 12:47:34 PM  
StarBob:

Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US?


It's called WWE.
 
2009-11-18 12:47:50 PM  
StarBob: Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US? It could just be explosions and breasts everyday and it would be number one.

1) Soaps are on daytime. Men work during the day.
2) It's called sports.

Still, I think you actually have a point... there are tons of shows on TV that feed purely into the female Id. Shows about whiny, irritating women getting beautiful, charming, rich men who put up with their crap episode after episode. Shows that no man, not even a gay one, would ever want to watch.

Where's the reverse? Where are the shows that pander to men on the same level? Where is a cop show that, instead of struggling with the emotional damage and procedural problems of the criminal justice system, keeps a rotating series of strip-club shoot-outs, overturned trucks of beer, hot chicks in bikines, and penis jokes?

I mean, CSI:Miami shows how you can shoehorn a farktonne of boobage into a cop show, but the rest of the show is unpalateable.
 
2009-11-18 12:49:19 PM  
Dot or feather?

/DNRTFA
 
2009-11-18 12:49:56 PM  
I must have read something different, I couldn't find anything like the headline in it. My only problem with soap operas is the fact that so many women think that is who life really works.
 
2009-11-18 12:50:00 PM  
Fluorescent Testicle: Next October, he'll finally recognise his ex-wife's face, only to learn that the children aren't his.

The following September the triplets return from summer camp as 22-year-old-actors playing teenagers, and will get into all sorts of trouble with the law.
 
2009-11-18 12:53:49 PM  
StarBob: Indian soap operas are surprisingly even more ridiculous and dramatic than their American counterparts. Sometimes, even crazier things happen.


Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US? It could just be explosions and breasts everyday and it would be number one.


I've got an idea, let's combine wrestling with drama, it would be just like a soap opera for males 18-34.
 
2009-11-18 12:54:14 PM  
Thisbymaster: My only problem with soap operas is the fact that so many women think that is how life really works.

Kind of how reality shows are supposed to be true reality...drama is drama and this momma can't stands no more!
 
2009-11-18 12:54:29 PM  
Damn The EtherBunny!
 
2009-11-18 12:55:34 PM  
Crewmannumber6: Dot or feather?

Dot, the feather kind do not live in a place called India.
 
2009-11-18 12:56:16 PM  
StarBob
Indian soap operas are surprisingly even more ridiculous and dramatic than their American counterparts. Sometimes, even crazier things happen.
Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US? It could just be explosions and breasts everyday and it would be number one.


I kind of like "Passions". It had a monkey nurse and a pregnant witch.

www.nursingadvocacy.org
 
2009-11-18 12:57:51 PM  
Crewmannumber6: Dot or feather?

7-11 or casino?
 
2009-11-18 12:59:02 PM  
I got hooked on soaps when I was recvering from surgery. Of course, when you're high on vicodin anything on tv is entertaining.
 
2009-11-18 01:00:21 PM  
StarBob

Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US? It could just be explosions and breasts everyday and it would be number one.

I'm sure Baywatch is on the USA network right now.
 
2009-11-18 01:05:46 PM  
Pxtl: Where's the reverse? Where are the shows that pander to men on the same level? Where is a cop show that, instead of struggling with the emotional damage and procedural problems of the criminal justice system, keeps a rotating series of strip-club shoot-outs, overturned trucks of beer, hot chicks in bikines, and penis jokes?

Silk Stalkings might come close to that. I haven't seen it in over a decade though.

Cop dramas that focus on one sex or the other notwithstanding (are there any cop dramas that cater specifically to women?), I think you fail at working your television if you are a guy and can't find shows with lots of boobs and penis jokes.

As for the topic of Soap Operas, I suggest a combination of professional wrestling and that show where they make motorcycles. If you need more boobs maybe watch the garbage that is Hefner's show.
 
2009-11-18 01:05:51 PM  
StarBob: Indian soap operas are surprisingly even more ridiculous and dramatic than their American counterparts. Sometimes, even crazier things happen.


Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US? It could just be explosions and breasts everyday and it would be number one.


WWE? That had just as many crazy plot twists (around male centered challenges) as soap operas have.
 
2009-11-18 01:08:33 PM  
Pxtl: StarBob: Where's the soap opera for males 18-34 in the US? It could just be explosions and breasts everyday and it would be number one.

1) Soaps are on daytime. Men work during the day.
2) It's called sports.

Still, I think you actually have a point... there are tons of shows on TV that feed purely into the female Id. Shows about whiny, irritating women getting beautiful, charming, rich men who put up with their crap episode after episode. Shows that no man, not even a gay one, would ever want to watch.

Where's the reverse? Where are the shows that pander to men on the same level? Where is a cop show that, instead of struggling with the emotional damage and procedural problems of the criminal justice system, keeps a rotating series of strip-club shoot-outs, overturned trucks of beer, hot chicks in bikines, and penis jokes?

I mean, CSI:Miami shows how you can shoehorn a farktonne of boobage into a cop show, but the rest of the show is unpalateable.


When was the last time you saw a non-gay male screenwriter?
 
2009-11-18 01:08:56 PM  
Leopold Stotch: But will he have amnesia?

Let me get this straight. Does anyone here not have amnesia?
 
2009-11-18 01:31:55 PM  
doctorguilty: Leopold Stotch: But will he have amnesia?

Let me get this straight. Does anyone here not have amnesia?


I dont know, I dont remember
 
2009-11-18 01:33:46 PM  
nelsonal: When was the last time you saw a non-gay male screenwriter?

Aren't the funny ones supposed to be Jewish and straight?
 
2009-11-18 01:35:25 PM  
I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
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/hotlinked
 
2009-11-18 01:36:15 PM  
If my wife spents that much time watching daytime soaps, talk shows etc I'll pitch a fit too and probably be glad is she decides to leave...
looks like a win win for the hubby!
 
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