Most of my dreams(good ones that is!) when I was in Pilani and when I am in Hyderabad used to involve being in Madras(I prefer Madras to Chennai). I have this tendency to compare every place I go to with Madras, and somehow Madras always comes off favorably. Once I step off the train onto the Chennai Central, my heart feels light, my step becomes a skip and a song plants itself magically onto my lips. The long and short of it is, in my mind Madras is close to heaven.
But one small incy-wincy teeney-weeney complaint that I have about Madras is CAS! Even with so much restriction and regulation all the Tamil channels have escaped unscathed - totally unjustifying the need for a set top box. It's channels like Zee Cafe(formerly Zee English), Star World, HBO et al, that have taken the axe. More than movies, my heart goes out for sitcoms - my favorite being the endearing F.R.I.E.N.D.S. My day doesn't feel complete if I don't watch compulsive Monice, oh-so-cute Rachael, geeky Ross, drop-dead funny Chandler, plain dumb but sexy Joey and wierd with so many rings Phoebe(I don't like her all that much!). No matter what anyone says, I don't find them cliched at all, and I really wonder how anybody could not be in love with them! Maybe its mere candyfloss, but hey, I am shallow too and this is a shallow blog! :-) Be it reruns or rereruns or (u get the point right), I want my dose of Friends everyday. Zee Cafe folks aren't carrying it beyond the ninth season. Can any gentle reader help me with Season 10 CD/DVD? ;-)
Will & Grace is another favorite of mine - "Just Jack" is enough to keep me laughing for hours! Caroline in the City is another that I find funny enough to keep watching repeats. Star World does itself well too, airing Grounded for Life, Everybody Loves Raymond and That 70's Show.
So no-one told you life was going to be this way... :-)