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In random TV/fandom related news, it is apparently the season for re-watching as I'm in the mood to go back and watch some J-dramas! On the list is Long Vacation, My Boss My Hero and possibly Hanayome to Papa. I am feeling a Hana Yori Dango rewatch, mostly cos IPKKND is reminding me a lot of HYD at the mo but I'm worried that Arnav and Khushi have ruined all angry guy/spunky girl pairings for me with their outstanding chemistry. I guess it's cos you can feel the want from both sides, but in HYD (for me at least) it always came more from Tsukasa's side.

Speaking of IPKKND, I'm trying my level best to avoid spoilers for tonight's episode but the fandom has exploded this afternoon. I took one sneak peek, which was a big mistake cos I'm not at home and I'm on the verge of turning into this:



How am I supposed to be mad at you Arnav, when you keep doing.....that!

Date: 2012-08-13 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
oh jeez, i've had my soul consumed by me too flower the past week (YOON SHI YOON) and thoughts of anything else flew out the window WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING. :O

Date: 2012-08-13 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
Too much has been happening!! Okay, I think where you left off was where his Dadi showed up right? She's eeeevil! She seems to hate people from a lower caste, thought Khushi was a maid and kept treating her like she was dirty. Arnav wasn't there to defend her, but NK tried his best. (I can't love him enough, OMG) Anyways, Dadi's come back after 14 years, she left Arnav and Anjali's care to Nani. We find out that Anjali loves Dadi, Arnav respects Dadi but doesn't like her very much. The writers have been really good at telling tiny bits of Arnav's past without pissing off the viewers. But so many emotions! Barun's killed it!! We find out that both his parents committed suicide, the mum before the dad and Arnav blames his father for it but Dadi thinks his mum was a weak person and that's why she topped herself. There's talk of "that woman" and "that night" but no details left. It also seems like Arnav had a hand in whatever went down that night, cos Dadi said to him "you're making the same mistake now that you did before" when she was talking about Arnav throwing Shyam out. It was very heavily implied that she believes Shyam is innocent, which makes me think that Shyam is the one that called Dadi out from the hermitage she was staying at. Ahhh, there's stuff I've left out cos so much happened! I'll add anything I forgot later. IT'S BEEN EPIC THOUGH.

On the Arnav/Khushi front, Arnav finally gave her gifts that meant something and she seems to be on the road to forgiving him. Lots of flirting and so on. Khushi realises that their marriage isn't complete cos they didn't do all the rituals. Arnav's most interested in the wedding night ritual and suggests they start with that. He tries his best to seduce her, but it doesn't work and she gets mad. And he gets mad, cos he doesn't believe in all the rituals so doesn't understand why they can't be together since he already considers them married. AND THEN TONIGHT'S EP, OMG! A brilliant mash-up of consistant character writing and acting. As much as I was mad at Arnav today, it was so consistent with his character I can't really fault the episode.

But yeah, definitely worth watching the full episodes from last week, they were really good!

Date: 2012-08-13 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
ah crap, i will be catching up! i hadn't actually seen dadi yet, i got really pissed when arnav bought the house and stopped there.

Date: 2012-08-14 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
Ah, I'm sorry! I had forgotten about him buying the house, lol. He's a very unbalanced man! XD They kinda explained why he was behaving that way, but it was still bad. There was one part about yesterday's ep that I didn't spoil luckily, I'll let you enjoy that!

Edit: Actually, you know what? I take it back. I'm mad at him again! It's a case of "not good enough, chote!" >:(
Edited Date: 2012-08-14 03:47 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-08-14 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
omg lol. you probably shouldn't tell me that!!! hold those thoughts though, my eyes've been killing me this past week so it'll be a week or so before i get around to catching up. smh asr. ;\

Date: 2012-08-14 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
Aww no! :( Definitely best to leave it for a while then, I'll keep schtum! :)

Date: 2012-08-15 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
omg ihu you reminded me and i went to the tumblr tag and now :((((((

Date: 2012-08-15 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
Noooo! Tumblr's like the IPKKND vortex of doom, you'll never leave now!

Date: 2012-09-08 10:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
Just to let you know, Star India have started blocking IPKKND vids on YouTube for anyone in the UK! ;_; Mostly the new love scene clips and episodes, it's so annoying!

But the show's going through a blah patch at the mo, so maybe it's for the best? XD

Date: 2012-09-10 03:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
:o noooo not the love scenes! :((( what is their problem?!

yikes. i miss them but the pain's too bad rn. as ever. i did try the tumblr tag a few days ago and it was like, ubercute gifs mixed in with a whooole lotta complaining, lol.

Date: 2012-09-11 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
Apparently it's to do with ratings. But I actually think they blocked it in all countries where you have to have subscription TV to watch Star Plus. XD The episodes are still being put on Dailymotion and other stuff, but YT's blocked all the latest love scenes and episodes! There's a petition going around to get them to stop it though, haha.

Awww, I'm sorry to hear that! :( Your health's obviously more important though. Yeah, there have been a lot of cute moments, some very sexy ASR moments but a lot of DAMMIT moments too.

Date: 2012-09-12 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
they're shooting themselves in the foot here. i don't get why tv companies worldwide aren't yet savvy to how much they need youtube and fandoms. it's free publicity ffs! surely by now someone has to get a clue. >:c i bet ppl will have complained to the cast on twitter and whatnot, lmao.

yep. idk how i'm supposed to carry on like this, i don't think i can get by in life without being able to read and use the computer as i wish. ;\ boooo. i see anjali getting a lot of hate too. i'm super defensive of her but from what i read, they're really pushing it with her.

Date: 2012-09-13 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
Exactly! Apparently Sony and Zee TV have all their current and old shows on YouTube to watch for free. If it was brand new eps, I'd understand but why stuff from ages ago? Luckily I saved my favourite clips before they all went wonky, haha. There's a petition going around, and someone tweeted a Star executive about it so we'll see what happens.

:( Sometimes getting corrective glasses can help, have the doctors suggested that at all? You might be able to get powerful lenses that help focus your eyes and cause less stress on them?

I was defensive of Anjali up until last week, where even I wanted to slap her and I like her! In a way, it's not completely out of character, but it's so so so annoying!

Date: 2012-09-14 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
wait but are they deleting them or just blocking them from a billion countries? THEY ARE SO WEIRD. blocking's alright though bc proxies (thank you tumblr!) i finally started catching up yesterday and remembered why it took me so long to get past it – where he buys her house and blackmails her into coming back with him. I HATE HIM SO MUCH. A G H.

i'll be seeing a consultant at the start of november but in general they're like just take more breaks and use them less. i could be better about the internet at least but it's a damn black hole – no matter what you cut out there're fifty things waiting to take their place.

i want to see their wedding so i'm going to catch up via love scenes but it's getting really annoying. ;\

Date: 2012-09-14 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
So far, they're blocking them from about 25 countries. So if you're in India or New Zealand you can see them, but if you're in the UK or US, no dice. And so far it's just the newer ones. Which is annoying cos those are the ones that have all the swoon worthy Arnav. Ah, I was so mad at him at that part! :( She makes him work for it tho! :D

We're a generation that can't go a day without the Internet, there's too much stuff!

There are ups and downs unfortunately. They can't be happy for very long. Just last week I was mad at everything, but this week's everything's been cute. I'm still 50/50 on if they'll even have a wedding. They're just not that lucky. But Arnav's so sexually frustrated at this point, he might just ignore whatever happens and marry her for that. XD

Date: 2012-09-15 11:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
aaaaaaaaa this is torture. :( i finally got back to the good stuff and now i'm stuck on the bed breaking and it won't load and the proxies ain't doin' it and even the dailymotion eps and UN FAIR. i finally met dadi – lord she's terrifying. nk oppa is still the cutest.

Date: 2012-09-15 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
Aww no! :( Try desirippers. Its where I get the subbed versions from sometimes, but they usually have a clearer non-subbed version too!

I hate Dadi! She's so annoying and mean, but she has to be here so the story can progress. NK's so cute, I love him to bits. I wanted to leap through the TV and smother him yesterday, seriously. As hot as Arnav is, I'd much prefer an NK type of guy. There's a maha ep tonight! :D

Date: 2012-09-16 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
i'm making my way through, with the help of the ipkknd-requests tumblr! it's not actually that bad! the suhaag raat stuff was so cute – until it went to hell in a hand basket. and he apologised for being a dick!!!!!!!!!!!!! \O/ HALLE FREAKING LUJAH. they're just about to start with the shagun ceremony and stuff. oddly, i realised i'm not that excited over the wedding after all. i mean it'll be really cute and they'll be beautiful and arnav will finally get laid, but they're lacking an enveloping story arc? at the beginning of the show it felt like they were going from A to B, and now it's like things are being tacked on to extend it instead of being coherent and part of a whole.

Date: 2012-09-16 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
That apology was long awaited but I loved it! Some of the vids post bed breaking work for me, like the mendhi, it's weird! There's a lot of cute stuff, but yeah, there's too much going on at once. I think they're trying to make the show more complicated to get ratings but stuff's getting lost in between.

Date: 2012-09-16 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
i thought it could've been better, i think that moment should've been bigger and not essentially come out of nowhere, but it was good to get it all the same. yeah, a bunch of things do, but most of the stuff after the mehndi doesn't. i've caught up quite a bit, but since stuff isn't working i think i'm off again. they were really winning me over with how cute and happy they were, but it doesn't feel worth the effort to go searching everywhere. it's so annoying, and really shitty timing star plus. how're people supposed to catch up?? >:C
i wish they would think about ending it. it's been over a year, surely that's enough. and work on something fresh, bc first geet now this, they clearly know what they're doing when it comes to good shows with amazing chemistry. or they're just souring the memories. also they should learn about dvd boxsets.

Date: 2012-09-17 01:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
At the time, I really wanted some massive heartwrenching apology, but looking back I think it was in character for both of them. She forgives easily and it's not easy for him to express anything. Plus I liked that he realised how he's hurt her on his own, rather than in a fight with Khushi, her telling him and then feeling bad after. I'm guessing they want people to watch it on the day so that the ratings will go up.

I've heard it's going to be on the air until 2013, but we'll see. They've had a change in writing staff, which is why everything feels a bit off. Apparently the new guy writes for Ekta Kapoor dramas, which is a bad thing? I've not seen any of those ones! The old director who left earlier this year is coming back, so that'll hopefully help. I think they've been so busy chasing ratings that it's hurt what makes the show good. One thing I like about the Ek Hazaaron show is that they go with their own pace, regardless of what the ratings are. Same with Diya Aur Bati. But then it's easier for them cos the main plot for those shows isn't a love story. There's only so far you can go with a love story. I don't want it to end until all the stuff is resolved, there's too many unresolved plot lines. I also feel like we're heading for an Arnav vs Anjali showdown in the near future, so that should be interesting.

I wouldn't care if it was 1000 episodes, I'd buy the boxset. If only to stop the bloody Star Plus banner covering Arnav's face when he's on the flirt! XD

Date: 2012-09-18 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spunspider.livejournal.com
they'll probably break even on the ratings, all things considered. they're really united now, arnav and khushi, and it's adorable but it adds to how unfamiliar everything feels tonally!! i'm stuck at the point where most vids are blocked, lol, and it's probably a good place to cut off. until somebody decides to sort out the blocking problem! is it just this show that's being blocked or are they attacking everything across the board?

:o no wonder!! ekta kapoor was (is?) the reigning queen of indian serial tv, she is also the lady responsible for those overdramatic shows with 30-year time skips where everybody still looked the same minus like a single white streak, and people coming back from the dead and all that horrorful stuff. dadi slots riiiight in. ;\\\ meh.
yeah, my friend said that about ek hazaroan too, that it's the only one with any forward motion. she's also interested in some new sony show, honge juda na hum. i saw the trailer for it, but i was a bit turned off by the premise – couple're having problems, she gets amnesia, they get to start again? THAT'S CHEATING. the interesting bit would be watching them resolve it, surely! instead of getting a blank slate. wth bro.

Date: 2012-09-18 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gabenut.livejournal.com
Their ratings aren't the worst, I think they expect too much of it sometimes. There are plenty of shows that are getting less ratings, but Star Plus does a really bad job in promoting the show. Ah, I think you've stopped just before the disaster happened. :( They're blocking it for other shows too, I tried watching bits of Ek Doorse but that was blocked too. It's really annoying!

Haha, I see! They probably bought that writer in just for the melodramatic Dadi stuff. Man, I hate her. She's so obstinate. She just keeps getting worse and worse as well. Shyam, I can allow cos he's crazy, but she's supposed to have been at an ashram for 15 years. She didn't learn anything!

Ek Hazaaron is really good. It obviously has it's slow moments, but cos the love story is extra, they know how to write stories that don't revolve around the romance bits. Both brothers are such good guys as well. Everyone prefers Virat, but I love Viren. He's almost too good to be true! Diya Aur Bati's good now. There was a time when it was too much saas bahu stuff, but I think they wanted to get that out of the way in the beginning cos the main story is about the girl becoming a police officer and how her husband supports her in getting her dream. They've started that story now, it's actually pretty good. Her mother in law's scary, but she has the best one liners on Star Plus, I swear. She is a good mother though.

I've heard of that show! Lol, that is cheating!

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