Four More Shots Please (2) – No more seasons please

Who are these women? Where do I meet them? Never in my 10 years of living in Mumbai have I ever crossed paths with anyone who remotely comes close to this misplaced idea of ‘modern independent women’. But this is season 2, so there is clearly some audience there who wants be blinded by cliches and stereotypes.  It is disappointing how very few stories are written about female friendships and when fewer of them see the light of the day, they are left so one-dimensional.

If the writers wanted to create an aspirational world for women with liberation written in bold, it’s a half-hearted attempt. They have created a delusional world where the society oscillates between regressive (glass ceiling, body shaming etc.) & progressive (open marriage, co-parenting, same sex marriage, etc.) to fit into their narrative of showcasing ‘girl power’. These conflicting ideas leave us with very less place to relate to any situation or character.

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