PUBLIC’S POINT OF VIEW! Why do sequels to hit and classic TV shows fail to create the same on-screen magic?


Mumbai: Television is one such medium that has enormous reach for viewers across the country.

A lot of amazing content is being produced on television and viewers have enjoyed watching it for ages.

Television has always been an integral part of every household, especially in our country.

Saas-bahu sagas continue to rule the small screens even today.

However, apart from that, there has been a lot of evolution over time in terms of its content.

Viewers have seen how TV shows with new concepts are created and even actors are ready to experiment with them.

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Television has become more realistic over time, and new concept shows are developing a distinct set of audiences.

However, the current trend in television has become quite bizarre.

The creators come up with the suite of popular and iconic shows nowadays.

Ekta Kapoor came back strong with season 2 of his hit show Kasauti Zindagi Kay in 2018 with a new all-star cast.

Although the show ran for two years, it failed to create the same magic as the first season which had an amazing 7-year run on the small screens.

Not only that, shows like Naagin series, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ek Baar Phir, Qubool Hai 2.0, Jamai 2., Sasural Simar Ka 2, Sasuraal Genda Phool 2, Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2, Sarabhai VS Sarabhai Take 2, Khichdi 2, Balika Vadhu 2, Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2, Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi 3, Pratigya 2 are a few shows that once again came back to the small screens with the second and third season.

However, most of them turned out to be a big flop.

Although the creators did their best to create the same magic by bringing in a similar star cast, viewers weren’t thrilled to see their favorite shows remade.

It’s high time the creators realized that these iconic shows were made in a different era and it’s quite risky to bring them back to the present day.

Viewers’ tastes keep changing, and content that worked ten years ago doesn’t necessarily work today.

The creators tried their best to retain the essence of the previous season while bringing newness to these shows, but unfortunately, it didn’t work in their favor.

Many sequels received a very lukewarm response from viewers, and the shows wrapped just a few months after release.

Even the introduction of new players and leaps forward did not work in their favor.

In fact, the sequels only have a new cast, and the creators only focus on glamorous, grand grandeur while the quality of the story is compromised.

Well, it is rightly said that masterpieces should never be touched because they lose their essence when remade.

It will be interesting to see if the creators learn from the sequel debacle of shows being made or if they still choose to move forward and remake more iconic shows.

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