Mindhunter – Season 2 | Review

David Fincher’s Netflix adaptation is based on John Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s seminal true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit which provided a never-before-seen insight into the creation of FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit (BSU) in the 70s. This was a time when psychological profiling of criminals was unheard of and the concept of…

The Boys – Season 1 : Subverting the Superhero Myth | Review

If you looked at the etymology of the word ‘hero’, you’d be hard-pressed to find even a single negative attribute that would define the word. Heroes are supposed to be these unnatural humans who were outliers, incorruptible and essentially good. Superheroes, all the more so. Even with powers with which they can clutch the world…

What else am I bingeing on | Netflix, MX Player, Hoichoi, Voot

Secret Obsession : (Streaming on Netflix) The movie’s fate and eventual likeability hinges on the climatic reveal. For obvious reasons we will abstain from divulging any details, but let me tell you this, the title is a giveaway. Secret Obsession has nothing noteworthy in terms of plot buildout. It takes a beaten to death route…

I want to like the Indian version of ‘The Office’ but it’s hard  | Opinion

While watching the American version of The Office, I have often wondered how Greg Daniels managed to adapt a hit TV show and still create such iconic characters that have become a cult phenomenon. Wasn’t there that ‘whatchamacallit curse’ which created convoluted, lesser versions of great originals when repackaged for a different audience ? Although…

Black Mirror Season 5 : Episodes Ranked Worst to Best

Charlie Brooker’s seminal speculative science fiction series Black Mirror brought the exciting romance of the genre back to our TV screen. What sets his writing apart is the impending possibility of the ideas portrayed that are more than likely to happen in our very lifetimes, unlike typical sci-fi dramas where the setting is often a hundred years…

Chernobyl: The horror of Nuclear Radiation and a Failed State | Review

On December 2nd 1942, Enrico Fermi, a Nobel Prize winning American-Italian physicist, announced the world’s first man-made self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in a makeshift Nuclear Reactor called the Chicago Pile – 1 (CP-1). Getting its name from Fermi’s amusing description of it as – “a crude pile of black bricks and wooden timbers”, CP-1 was…

The Mad Queen | GOT Season 8 Episode 5 Roundup

Since the very moment Cersei decided to sit on the Iron Throne, her fate was sealed. It was only a matter of time when she would face Dany in battle that would decide the ultimate victor, the winner of the prize everyone had been clamoring for since Season 1 – the Throne. This is when…

The True Heir | GOT Season 8 Episode 4 Roundup

The long night left a lot of collateral damage in its wake including two of the most misunderstood characters in the series. We lost Jorah of House Mormont and Theon of House Greyjoy, both of whom had had a tumultuous journey from hell and back, dying, finally, in a sweep of glory while fighting to…

The Long Night | GOT Season 8 Episode 3 Roundup

First things first, let us all take a moment to convey our gratitude to Melisandre, the Dragons and the moon for the only source of light during the 82 minutes long episode! This was an episode which had been hyped up for quite some time now. Not only a lot of characters were to be…

Laakhon Mein Ek Season 2 is even better than the first | Review

After riding a wave of success in the comedy circuit through his raw, quirky, anecdotal sets, Biswa Kalyan Rath is now set to crack the limited series landscape. His very first venture as a writer, Laakhon Mein Ek, told a compelling story about the rite of passage for every engineering aspirant as they get embroiled…