That said, the lack of fully fleshed out female characters is a missed opportunity for the ISPR production.
A good drama is defined by solid performances, a well-written script, relatable characters and entertainment value.
While women forgive their partners' betrayal and violence, I'm not holding my breath for Mehwish to be forgiven.
2 episodes in, the Farhat Ishtiaq drama clearly has more to it than just Ahad and Sajal's pairing.
For a drama that normalised leaving a bad relationship, did it really have to end on such a bitter note?
Alif has an old-fashioned, even dated feel to it. However, the dialogues and the story move at a sharp pace.
An action-adventure full of sword fights, Dirilis is basically a Turkish Game of Thrones about the Muslim Oghuz Turks.
That's exactly what makes it a refreshing change from the usual sob fests on tv (don't worry, there's some romance too).
Unlike Saba, Amar's new wife, Salma is selfish and shady but the message is clear: this is what it takes to get respect.
The serial explores emotional and psychological abuse both men and women suffer at the hands of manipulative partners.
Restrained acting shows us how manipulation and psychological abuse can creep up and catch victims unaware.
Inkaar shows us the devastation of sexual violence but also provides a lesson on how to overcome it
Is Momina Duraid's latest all-star period drama worth the hype?
Maryam Pereira is a well-intentioned project but poor direction and lack of research lets it down
After strongly criticising women's subjugation throughout its run, the TV drama's last episode takes a step back
Although Shah's character Nigaar suffers from a minor disability, that is not the focus of the drama
Young Abida's brutalised body is discovered in yesterday's heartbreaking episode
The drama is said to be fictional but its first episode bears striking similarities with Zainab's rape and murder case
Can we expect a Suno Chanda sequel? The lead actor gives his two cents
The comedy serial may be yet another cousin love story but it's the best thing to watch on TV right now