Does this happen in real life?
Sure it does which makes it very imperative that scenes like these be dealt with utmost care. The audience might end up thinking that suicide or depression or that triggered by depression is frivolous. What certainly doesnt happen in real life is you right after shooting up on drugs aim straight for the pool and float around trying to be dead or do something alike while a house full of extended family spends not more than a minute to try and bring you back to life. The whole treatment of these scenes are extremely unrealistic and far away from relatable.
What is the larger character journey?
The characters are usually etched out perfectly well, something that TV show can be hailed for. The drug abuse bit is an extensively important part of the character graphs and the slightest slip in handling this aspect might prove fatal to the overall impression that the character is making. Also given the fact that these characters become favorites with viewers owing to their vulnerability and many root for them, theres a moral responsibility that entails.
How could we have done it better?
The drug addiction and the attempt to life can been handled with more maturity. These shows are high on drama and very clear on their populist goals. Indian TV shows are mostly fun and well lit which also becomes a problem when youre trying to touch upon more serious issues insofar as the lighting becomes a problem as gritty subjects should ideally be shot with an appropriate treatment to make them more impactful.
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