Category Archives: TV Series

Why Parasite is not for the faint-hearted

By Anamika Chatterjee

Of all the blows Parasite delivers to its audience, the fiercest is a scene where a rich employer complains about the foul smell that comes from his driver’s body. Overhearing this, the driver sniffs his arms to understand if the stench is for real. Living in an underground shanty where intoxicated passersby unburden themselves, this stench is a reality of his world. To his employer, however, it defines his being.

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Why Chernobyl went nuclear at the Emmys

By Keith Pereña

I am not huge fan of television. However, the news of HBO’s mini-series Chernobyl, based on the 1986 disaster, becoming one of the big winners at this year’s Emmys made me reach out for the remote and switch on the show. After all, I have a strong connection with the place — I’ve been there and seen it all during one of my sojourns.

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Everything that was once a dystopian thought is now the present

By Purva Grover

Playing in neighbourhood parks was the norm; diseased dogs roamed as freely in the unkempt grass just as mosquitoes bred uncontrollably. We were encouraged to return home with real bruises. Men would lurk around the park, but we were unaware of the danger they were to us. On a few days, we were handed over a rupee or more to buy ourselves corn on the cob, prepared by the roadside. Food poisoning wasn’t a very big threat.

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Why Game of Thrones is the greatest show in modern times

By Dhanusha Gokulan

Valar Morghulis (All men must die) if you disagree

I might sound naïve and a tad dramatic to the non-believers but, Game of Thrones (GoT) is, and will always remain, a TV show that changed the landscape of modern television. Please note, there will be no spoilers from the latest season in this article.

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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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