Are mythological TV shows going to be counted as reliable source? I mean there are so many mythological shows I remember from past to present. Are those stories going to be counted as a reliable source for answers here?

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    I say we should count old television shows as source but not new shows. because new shows are completely highlighting to increase their T.R.P ratings. so they can even post something stupid which is not true. I have seen terrible false stories in new shows which made me to stop watching them.
    – Mr_Green
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 10:36
  • You sir, should stop watching TV before you become like me! Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 13:15
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    @Mr.Green We may have a rosy view of old shows now, but back in their day they often took just as much artistic license. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 14:41
  • I am also not in support for that but though to raise it in meta to clear our boundries Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 16:18
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    @Mr_Green yeah, i learned many things from the old Ramayan and Krishna of Ramananda Sagar. But then, they too had some modified stories on certain occasions. So TV shows can't be an authentic and reliable source.
    – Be Happy
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 5:56

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According to me, TV shows should NOT be counted as an authentic source, reason is that our daily soaps exaggerate the stories to make interesting to general public.

If you compare the shows you will get it that up to what extent they put their own stories and hence, they shouldn't be considered as a source to support your answers.

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    yes, i agree with you they should not be. Most of today's serials are flawed. In my view only Ramananda Sagar's Ramayan and Shri Krishna are the most authentic. But even they shouldn't be accepted as a source unless some scripture backs it up.
    – Be Happy
    Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 5:53
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    The shows are produced based on scripture. So find the original scripture and quote from that.
    – cheenbabes
    Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 19:36
  • I would like to add, if the show backs up the historical correctness of their claims and do not suggest that they are a work of fiction, it should be okay. Quoting from an excerpt from History Channel is less likely to be refuted than some Star Plus daily soap. Commented Jul 2, 2014 at 13:16
  • I think we should be able to use them of an example, since they are vivid and some can understand better by viewing a clip, but not as a source or back up to a claim. Commented May 3, 2018 at 16:14

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