Category Archives: TV Series

What a data analyst discovered about the TV show Friends

By Sushmita Bose

Talk about timing. Some would call it serendipity. Thing is, the exact time when I undid a great wrong by buying myself a Christmas-cum-New Year gift in the form of a box-set of Friends — which I’d so far watched only in snatches and not in its entirety, much to the jaw-dropping horror of a lot of people I know — some strange revelations about the television series landed in my inbox. So, the last week was not just about me trying to catch up furiously with (allegedly) the world’s most popular ‘ensemble’ sitcom, but also about trying to demystify the “findings” I stumbled on to.

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What a horror show taught me about the modern family

By Anamika Chatterjee

One of my earliest memories of watching a horror film is with my mother. In my formative years, she would keep my eyes and ears covered through the shrieks and gore. Sights and sounds aside, the idea of a vengeful spirit had already entered my 12-year-old precocious mind and was to be seated there for a long time.

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What’s House of Cards without Frank? I now prefer Francis

By Sushmita Bose

Before #MeToo broke in the US, and swept Kevin Spacey away from the scene, the biggest annual Netflix news (for me) used to be the announcement for the next season of House of Cards’ release date. Till last year, I waited for it with bated breath — even as House of Cards was showing signs of degeneration, stretching several points needlessly, and rambling on with an array of inexplicable sub-plots.

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Heard the story of the peeping tom, motel, and the journalist?

By Kelly Clarke

This is pointing direct fingers at the Voyeur being nothing but a creep.”

“Well, you are.”

“Oh god, Anita!”

Three words — ‘well, you are’ — is all it took to turn Anita Foos from background extra to momentary star of the show (for me, at least) during the Netflix documentary, Voyeur.

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This debt of gratitude I owe to my beloved Power Rangers

By Alvin R. Cabral

The year was 1987, the first time my young, innocent eyes saw something different from what we were used to on TV: five regular men and women using an out-of-this-world thingamajig on their wrists (smartwatch prototype?) to transform into super-human beings, complete with masks and shiny suits that they used to defeat bad guys every week. Ahhh… good times.

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