Value Yourself, & 6 Other Lessons I Learnt From The Characters In ‘Four More Shots, Please’!

Though 'Four More Shots, Please' is getting some mixed reviews, I liked the 2nd season! In fact, here are 7 lessons I learnt from Four More Shots, Please!

Though ‘Four More Shots, Please’ is getting some mixed reviews, I liked the 2nd season! In fact, here are 7 lessons I learnt from Four More Shots, Please!

I recently binged watched ‘Four More Shots, Please,’ and I will admit that I wasn’t a fan of the first season. However, since I’d heard mixed reviews of season two, I was intrigued enough to watch it and decide for myself. And trust me, it did not disappoint! Though a little over the top in places, it was thoroughly entertaining.

Give this breezy series a watch for some fun and emotions. Calling it the desi version of ‘Sex and the City’ is quite the cliché. But one would be blind not to see some very obvious parallels. That apart, even if it is the desi version, what’s the big deal? Aren’t a lot of our TV shows, movies and even music inspired from work around the world? To miss the series on that ground would definitely be a mistake. 

And while watching the series, I learnt a few things. So here are seven lessons I took from Four More Shots, Please.

Let yourself be valued

Anjana pointed out that you don’t need to put up with a misogynistic boss. It is okay to quit and find a place where you feel valued. And you can actually have it all – a successful career and a child. Just need to find a way to strike a balance.

Find love but don’t lose yourself

Umang made us realise that you don’t need a man to complete you. It can be a woman too. The key is to find the right partner. Love is important but so is keeping one’s own identity.

Love yourself for WHO you are

Siddhi is literally the perfect example of ‘one size doesn’t fit all.’ It is important to believe in yourself irrespective of your physical image. And it is never too late to discover your calling in life and love your body as it is.

Believe in yourself

Damini showed us that if you believe in your dream, there’s no stopping you. Women have needs too and it takes courage to admit it. There should be no guilt.

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Friends can help you overcome it all

They all convinced us that friends can help you overcome anything – from miscarriage to a failed marriage, from losing a job to even sleeping with an escort! You look back and learn from these things and possibly even laugh off some.

Moving on is important

Relationships can get complicated but it’s better to let go of them and move on. Staying in an unhappy marriage doesn’t solve any purpose.

Be comfortable in your own skin

They all repeatedly emphasised the point that size, marital status or sexual orientation should not hold us back. We should be comfortable in our own skin.

I picked up these points on women empowerment and feminism from the series. But I would also urge you to enjoy their carefree lives, where they can do what they want to, look fashionable and attractive. Yes it is possible to have the best of both the worlds. I find that real and relatable.

The actors have done a fabulous job. Even the other characters like Prateik Babbar, Milind Soman and Lisa Ray fit in well with their roles. They do a brilliant job in supporting the main cast.

You will surely be reminded of the fun time with your girl friends – giggling, chilling and just letting go and being yourself.  There will always be naysayers who will gripe about it not being realistic or being too “independent’ or being a cheap copy. Ignore them and watch it.

Let me know your thoughts if you have watched it. And if you haven’t, go ahead and check it out!

Picture credits: Still from the series Four More Shots, Please

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Prerna Wahi

Prerna Wahi worked in the corporate world for 7 years. In the past few years, she has been a stay-at-home mom. She has been enjoying the new role ever since and likes to read more...

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