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Love 2 Hate U and Parvarish makes TV time twice as nice

The new concepts in shows might bring a change in the television genre. Here is a review of two of the newest TV shows.

tv Updated: Dec 01, 2011 16:24 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Show: Love 2 Hate U

Time: 9 pm, Sundays

Station: Star World

Cast: Arjun Rampal, celebrities and their haters

The concept is the star of this show. It brings haters face to face with the celebrities they dislike — whether it’s a writer, director, actor or filmmaker. It’s fun to watch the haters’ expressions when they are brought in front of the celebrities without any prior intimation.

One of the nicest things about the show is the host. Arjun Rampal would have made for a boring anchor had he been speaking in Hindi or acting silly to attract eyeballs.

But instead, he speaks in English, is upfront and has a lot of fun with everything that happens around him. Love 2 Hate U is not bound to the confines of a studio, which throws the formal element out of this chat show. Arjun tried the concept himself first, which Love 2 hate Umakes the whole idea pretty convincing.

On the flipside, a better time slot for the show would have worked in its favour. Whoever is lining up the episodes and celebrities can do a better job.

For instance, if the first episode had a fiery second guest like Farah Khan, it would have been a riot. Madhur Bhandarkar and Chetan Bhagat would have worked better as an episodic combo.

What we like

Concept, host has fun doing his job

We don’t like

Time slot

Combinations of stars

Rating: ***1/2Show: Parvarish

Time: 9. 30 pm, weekdays

ParvarishStation: Sony Entertainment

Cast: Shweta Tiwari, Rupali Ganguly and others

Parvarish is one of those shows that, whoever watches, will look forward to the next episode.

It revolves around the lives of parents who are trying to understand their teenage kids in the best ways possible. While one mother tries to be friendly, the other crams up her children’s lives.

The kids react accordingly. The way the characters were introduced and are being developed is impressive as the writers and director have ensured that nothing looks or feels exaggerated.

Shweta Tiwari, Rupali Ganguly, Vivek Mushran and Vishal Singh have put in pat-worthy performances.

Vivek, as a real estate agency owner, is shown behaving accordingly. Vishal is a banker and his approach towards life is relatable. Even the kids don’t ham. A good watch, the show is an original idea with slice-of-life capsules four days a week.

What we like

Story-flow, treatment, the idea, performances.

We don’t like

Airs only four days a week

Rating: ****

First Published: Dec 01, 2011 12:34 IST