Group of few ladies were crowding one of the staff table watching something on the computer screen. Silently I went to stand behind them to see what was it so interesting that made everybody concentrating on the computer.
“Hi… no wonder everyone was complaining. Look! she’s so sexy!... you see the man’s hand was under her breast!” one of the ladies said anxiously.
“Yerk!... I don’t like that drama!... “ another lady voiced out.
“Why?... I thought Spa Q is one of the most popular drama in TV3!” I purposely interfered. Then only they realized that I was standing behind them.
“Do you watch that drama, Madam?” one of the ladies asked me.
“Never!... 6.30 to 7.30 pm I used to be still on the road. Even if I managed to reach home early, it already almost time for ‘Magrib prayer’. So, which is more important, the drama or the ‘Magrib prayer’?” I took the opportunity to give some sort of Friday tazkirah.
“It’s good you didn’t watch it, Madam!...” the lady said again.
“Why?” I asked, just wondering why.
“The story was not portraying good image of Islamic way of life!... all the times the story was evolved about jealousy, casanova, back stabbing, ungrateful children, greediness and revenge. It’s as if reflected that the Malays are always like to topple their friends if their friends do good in their business and as if most Malays are very revengeful. The ladies were seem all very sexy, not reflecting the Islamic value at all!... Even at the wedding, there is no show of any Islamic value!... To me, it is not a good drama for the youngsters and if the non-Malays watch it, it would give a negative impression on the Malays’ attitude and behaviour!” the lady explained full heartedly.
“Really?” I was a bit surprised with the information. No wonder, I did once read in the news paper about the unsuitable and sexy cloths worn by one of the actress was hotly complained by some viewers.
I thought TV is one of the media that should educate the public on good values of life and some other positive characters that can be followed or adopted as role models to the publics especially the youngsters. If such stories are to be shown now and then, I am not surprised that the negative social culture that is widely affecting our country lately could not be curbed. It was as if telling the people that it is OK for you to back stab your friends, or betrayed your love ones as long as you can get whatever you want!...
I don’t want to comment much on this particular drama as I don’t really watch it. But from the photo that I’ve seen in the internet, I some sort agreed with my staff’s comments as above. Thus, what are the actual roles of the Ministry of Information if such complaints are let loose just like that as if nothing to be fussed of. Eeemmm… to me, if you think it is not good, don’t watch it!... there are many other channels that we can watch. It’s up to our own choice, isn’t it? Moreover, whether it is good or not is very subjective to the viewers. Anyway, I’m just still wondering why such drama is popular?... Anybody who would like to comments are most welcome!...