On twitter people hate on kala but they seems to like kalagang do you think their relationship more about wolfgang than kala it is so depressing to see people saying she doesn't help cluster anyway and she is so privileged except for kalagang there is nothing for her I finally got a indian character that makes so much sense I just wish people stop comparing her to sun nomi n Riley they went through so much n kala is strong in her own way this thing is so depressing for me
ok first of all, first rule to being happy on the internet: if somebody starts saying or doing things you’re not into, unfollow them. it’s that simple. you don’t need that negativity in ya life my dude
second of all, kala is amazing??? and kalagang is beautiful?? so live your life and let bitter people be bitter if they wanna be
third of all, reasons these people are Wrong (imo):
- Privilege doesn’t make a character boring. What’s boring is a show where everyone is the same or has the same level of privilege. The whole point of this show is to help us see the different ways people live all over the world, and guess what? Some people are privilged. some people have money and complete, nuclear families and somehow don’t murder people on a day to day basis. I personally can’t relate to many aspects of some of the other sensates, but I can really relate to some of Kala’s because we share some of the same privileges. What’s great is that there is a bit of everything, so that many people can feel represented and identify with different characters.
- Along the same lines and going off what you said above - everyone’s struggles are different. Each character’s initial, core struggle - separate from BPO and the narrative arch of the show, but tied to their story and sense of self - is different. Riley struggles with PTSD from her experience with Magnus and Luna. Sun struggles to juggle her promise to her late mother and the way her family and her world treats her. Nomi struggles with a transphobic family. And Kala struggles knowing a that marrying Rajan will bring her everything she has been taught to want - a loving husband, financial stability, a good job, social standing, etc. Except that she doesn’t want any of it. It doesn’t make her happy. But if she doesn’t choose Rajan, she’s turning her back on her family and the heavy societal expectations of her culture and heritage.
- Kala is an Indian woman in an American show. How many indian actors play main characters in American television? I genuinely can only think of four - Aziz Ansari in Master of None, Mindy Kaling in The Mindy Project, Priyanka Chopra in Quantico, and, you guessed it, Tina Desai in Sense8. So while Kala the character is privileged, her existance is still a huge step forward in representation not just for Indian and Desi people, but for POC and WOC everywhere
- Kalagang is 100% NOT all about Wolfgang wtf??? The whole POINT of Kalagang is that they’re perfect for each other, that they are both just exactly what the other needs. “You have something good and beautiful hidden inside of you. Just as there is something dark and wicked inside of me.” Wolfgang needs someone who will let him be good and beautiful, who will see the softness in him despite every dark thing he has been through and done. And Kala needs someone to let her be dark and wicked. Someone who doesn’t hold her to an expectation of pleasantness, of niceness, of pristine-perfect-beautiful-wife. They are the perfect yin and yang, and to say the relationship is all about Wolfgang is to do both their narratives a huge disservice, and honestly, to have some god-awful reading comprehension tbh