Quantico – Why I started hating this TV show

 

We all(Indians) were excited when ABC announced that Priyanka Chopra is casting in their upcoming series Quantico. This made us really proud because for us it was a big thing. Our girl being part of International media is itself sounds like an achievement.

Well, Quantico first season was released in 2015. I watched it when it came to Netflix. Maybe I was expecting more from the series or I have seen too many episodes. I don’t know! Anyways I didn’t like it at all!

Unlike Bollywood movies, Priyanka’s charm didn’t work in this series.  Also, we have seen some of the best movies by Priyanka. Fashion, 7 Khoon Maaf, Kaminey, Dostana, Mary Kom and many other movies. Quantico failed to bring best out of Priyanka and it was very easy to predict the plot.

If we keep Priyanka aside and look around the other factors, Quantico fails again!

Few people claim that Season 2 is better than Season 1 but I stopped watching it after Season 1. I have seen many TV shows till now and Quantico is just not my type.

Let me brief the summary of Quantico;

 

Alex Parish is a newly joined FBI trainee who joins her training squad along with other trainees. The FBI academy has a series of training activities to prepare these future FBI agents. Every person in that Bureau has their own story which gives the base to next scenes.

After the training, Alex & others are graduated from the FBI Academy and allocated to different locations for work. Terrorist attack Grand Central Terminal, NewYork and Alex was one of the suspects of this bombing. While she tries to prove her innocence with the help of other agents, the story unfolds making everyone looking suspicious.

While we keep guessing who might be the real person behind the attack, Alex succeeds in gathering the evidence. She will use her training effectively and proves as one of the best FBI agents.

The story presented on the screen is in two phases, Past & Present. Present days are Alex’s being suspect of bombing and its associated activities and Past days are the FBI academy training days.

The story looks cool and interesting, right?

 

But the easy-to-predict story makes you feel bored by the end of Season 1. While mixing Past and Present scenes they have failed horribly. It simply jumps from one scene to other scene making viewers confused about the plot. Thus I was lagged behind for about a second with the story.

The name of the show says Quantico but it highlights only Alex Parish! I know Priyanka is the face of this show but there is an imbalance in using the entire cast. There should have been more weight to Ryan Booth, and Shelby Wyatt’s characters because their potential was decrypted.

Another thing is, the FBI takes so much time to resolve one single case. What is that? Hindi serial? They spent 22 episodes to find ONE terrorist which was the motto of the entire season!

They shouldn’t have bought relationship conflicts in this series. The story is made on Bureau training, Investigation and other FBI activities. It should look like a serious drama with the thrill of FBI vibes. Instead, they made it look like teenager drama with love triangles.

In Quantico FBI and CIA are treated as a joke! Instead of making me respectful about these academies It brings doubts about their work style and intellect.

I can come up with many reasons for why you shouldn’t watch Quantico! Until Season 3 I just didn’t LIKE the show. But after season 3 I started HATING it.

If you are aware there was a controversial scene in Season 3 episode related to India and Pakistan. There is a scene where Alex (Priyanka) discovers a Rudraksha implementing Indian terrorists trying to frame Pakistan in an attack.

 

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That was not necessary!

First thing, India Pakistan situation is a sensitive matter. You cannot just use it in your fiction to make the plot interesting!! Our soldiers are fighting to keep the peace and avoid hatred so you don’t have any rights to use it in the story.

And the Second thing is about Rudraksha. Why Hindus again? We have seen many Bollywood movies who showcase Hindu temples, Hindu saints, Hindu festivals as hazardous.

Priyanka Chopra who requested to not to burn crackers during Deepawali saying it will create pollution celebrated her wedding with big burst of fireworks. Isn’t that hypocritical?

Of course, she knew about the scene. The director must have explained her the story well before the shooting. Still, she chooses to be silent and made India look like a terrorist in the International media.

That is why I started hating the show Quantico. I don’t recommend it in any of the TV show not just because of this controversy but also for its not-so-good-show factors.

 

 

Here is me signing off today’s #favoriteshow post.

Keep watching!

16 thoughts on “Quantico – Why I started hating this TV show

  1. Shalini R says:

    Ah, exactly my thoughts! Quantico was so hyped up that the expectations were set really high.

  2. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar says:

    I heard about Quantico for the first time through one of my blogger friends in the US and she praised the season 1. She didn’t watch the later seasons for some reasons. The story and plot sounds interesting to me but the pointers of not recommending it are really strong. Even I didn’t like the idea of using India Pak situation in their series and I’m surprised and wondering how they used such a sensitive matter just for their show. Big turn off for me.

  3. I was super excited about starting to watch this show, and like you I thought it was so predictable! I wanted it to be good so so so badly.

  4. Thank you for saying this..i always thought that the show was overrated and PC just had the best PR machinery to create such a hype about a mediocre show. I hated it as well

  5. Deepika says:

    I didn’t watch the series but how you explained in detail I am able to imagine the series’s plot.

  6. Shubhra Rastogi says:

    I have not watched these sereis, I cannot stand Priyanka Chopra.

  7. I did not watch Quantico. Yes it was a break for Priyanka Chopra. But she was not the lead character, was she? In this type of American Teleserials, there are many figures that contribute to the story line. Like Claire Danes in Homeland and Robin Wright in House of Cards, did Priyanka play a central role? She is a fighter and she has made it to US industry on her own effort. But bringing American accent to US is like carrying coal to New Castle. She will not stand apart.

  8. I am glad I did not waste my time on this even my husband was also not in favour of watching it.

  9. I never watched it after hearing bad reviews. After reading your post, I’m glad I’ve avoided it!

  10. aditi says:

    I saw the trailer and never felt like watching it. Thanks for the honest review.

  11. I watched first season only. Although the culprit was unpredictable for me.

  12. I watched just a cpl of episodes.Not my cup of tea. Priyanka looks very fake in it.

  13. We quit in the middle of season two when we just couldn’t figure out the timeline. Too much jumping around between past & present and too hard to figure out which was which.

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  14. Mann says:

    Though I have some knowledge of the series, never actually watched it. I’LL Confess I like Priyanka chopra for she makes everything look so achievable.

  15. I havent watched a single episode and thanks to your post now wont watch it…hahahaa…good one..
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  16. This is one show, I watched when I was in Canada but didnt like it single bit too.

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