Smitten by the telly

Smitten by the telly

It’s a distraction that often proves costly when it comes to academics. But the obsession with TV shows, especially British and American series, is an understandable one given their quality, variety and brilliance.

Some of the popular ones that have garnered fans over every season include ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Sherlock’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Workaholics’ and ‘New Girl’ among others. With a variety of genres being explored, there’s something for everyone! Metrolife speaks to some students about the shows they’ve been watching.

Incredible investigations

Revathy Gopal, a fourth-year student of BMS College of Engineering, says that investigative shows intrigue her. “I’m a big fan of shows like ‘Sherlock’ and ‘White Collar’ because they have a mysterious, gripping element which makes you keep going back to them. Shows with mysteries being solved and a little bit of the plot being unveiled in each episode intrigue me more than ones that look at the daily lives of the characters. They are a stress-buster and I find them extremely addictive,” she says.

Amazing ‘Arrow’

Sameed Ahmed, a fourth-year student of BMS College of Engineering, says that his favourite show of all time is ‘Game of Thrones’. “It’s the most perfect series to watch – it’s got drama, family crises and even dragons for fantasy-lovers! Another good show is ‘Arrow’. I’ve read and loved the comic it’s based on. I also like ‘Community’ and am up to date with all the five seasons. What I like best about it is that it’s bizarre and there is no limit to what can happen,” he opines.

Time pass

Amogh, a student of Jain College, VV Puram, says that most TV shows are entertaining and of high quality these days. “But what really work for me personally are suspense and comedy. I enjoy shows like ‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. I watch them on the laptop if I feel like having a change from my routine. I’m not even close to being addicted and just watch such shows to pass time,” he says.

Comedy beckons

Mohit Prince,  a second-year student of Kristu Jayanti College, says that he watches a lot of comedy shows. “More than sitcoms, which are also funny, I prefer watching anything and everything that comes on Comedy Central. Those shows are well-conceptualised and hilarious! I also enjoy watching certain shows on Discovery Channel. Since I know I have to study too, I look at TV shows as a nice distraction,” he reasons.

Different space

Amyisha Haleema,  a first-year student of Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, shares that she is a fan of sitcoms. “There are a couple of shows on Star World that I’m fond of. I’m not addicted to the extent of following every season of every series. But I like to check out the variety of shows being made these days. They are a good form of entertainment and all you need is a laptop or TV to take you into a different space,” she shares.

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