The Loved-and-Lost List
Which one do you want to return?
Ms. Anonymous gets nostalgic, and tell you to not to look back in anger. Netflix and chill, guys!
New year is around the corner and the year 2016 is about to end… high time it should! I can’t say about you guys, but my year was pretty much a boo-boo :/ Last night I saw AIB’s latest video, ‘The 2017 song’. The video was about a guy who says it’s ok to drink and drive (which is not!), and that his year had been so shitty, that he’d rather die than celebrate the New Year. Well, I did agree with them to quite some extent, and THEN! Nostalgia hit me! I started wondering about all the good TV-shows that were so close to our hearts back then.
Whatsapping a lot of my friends, I asked everyone, which TV show was the closest to their heart, and would like to see a sequel to. Here is a list of the shows that will take you back to your childhood, and maybe make you a wee bit excited about the New Year (There’s some good news at the end!)
This one TV show has taught us the meaning of friendship, love, care, and just-being-there-for-youuuu! Aired from 1994 to 2004, its reruns still find viewers on Indian channels, not to mention the countless fans who make sure their laptop comes preloaded with all seasons! Chandler, Monika, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and Joey, they all seem so familiar to us, just like our friends. These characters made us laugh, cry, fall in love with them, and I can guarantee (from personal experience), till the last episode, it was extremely difficult for us to bid good-bye to this sitcom. It will forever be with us, in our hearts.
An American sitcom with nine seasons that aired from 1989 to 1998, the show basically starred Jerry Seinfeld as a fictionalized version of himself. Set in an apartment building in New York with Jerry’s friends and acquaintances, particularly best friend George Costanza, his former girlfriend Elaine Benes, and his neighbor across the hall, Cosmo Kramer, this was in complete contrast to all the other shows on TV, with its insistence on being all about the boredom of daily life; why, there’s even one complete episode on how two characters wait in a restaurant for their order, and how they just….wait. The show was about the trivia of daily life and was ranked ‘the best television show of all time’ in 2002.
How I Met Your Mother
The long story-telling skills of Ted Mosby takes us and his children through the entire journey of how he met his wife, and the mother to his kids. Robin– the achiever, Ted-the lover, Barney– the Casanova-cum-magician-cum-sweetheart, Marshal– the Mr. Right, and Lily– the artist: the 5 friends who always stood by each other and had the most twisted love lives, with Lily and Marshal being in love since like forever , and a love triangle between Ted, Robin and Barney. While the audience hoped till the end for Robin to end up with Ted, Barney stole the show, only to happily divorce her at the end. Ted finally did get Robin, but we got to see the show end. Not fair!
Sherlock is a crime drama television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Our favourite detective, Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson took us through a hell load of adventure and case-solving (but too few episodes, man!). The show was a great hit among its audiences for its nerve wrecking mysteries, the mind-boggling deductions and the oh-so good- thrills. Its audiences eagerly wait for its 4th season which will air in 2017. The return of Moriarty is eagerly awaited by all of us!
The notorious kid, who was an inspiration for most of us, was the quirkiest and most witty cartoon character. It made us laugh all the time, and Himawari, a pleasant addition to the show just made us love the show more. We absolutely adored his pranks and his ‘sparkly-eyes’. Shin-chan truly was our master in learning how to get our parents to surrender to our demands.
Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai
This is the top-rated show which I guess all of us want to see a sequel to! The classy non-melodramatic show was close to our hearts and made us laugh till our jaws started to hurt. The continuous ranting of the graceful Maya Sarabhai on being ‘middle-class’, Indravardhan’s never-ending pranks and jokes, Rosesh’s oh-so-lovely ‘kavitas’, which managed to be actually funny and make our ears bleed at the same time, Monisha’s bargaining skills and Sahil, the ‘agony-aunt’ to the Sarabhai family, all these characters have a special place in our heart, and we would die to see a sequel to this amazing television show.
PS: Guys! It’s like our prayers have been answered! Sarabhai will be featuring online, with an all new storyline but our old favorite characters! Although the dates haven’t officially been declared, we hope for it to air somewhere in March, 2017! At least some good will come out of this year!
Comment if you did feel the nostalgia or if I missed out any of your favourite shows. Cheers and a very happy (and hopefully better) New Year!!