Podcast Review : An Oral History of The Office

With the soothing voice of Brian Baumgartner and expertly-edited oral history covering tidbits from the entire cast and crew, the podcast provides first-hand account of how the show that struggled initially (struggled is being rather moderate taking into account the abysmal ratings of the show after Season 1 !!) , but a crazy confluence of like a million things kept it afloat and eventually became … Continue reading Podcast Review : An Oral History of The Office

Review : Love, Death and Robots

A sprawling anthology of 18 animated shorts with run-time at an average of just 12 minutes, lashed together by a prominent David Fincher producing credit, this pic’n’mix show is short, satisfyingly wicked and self-consciously NSFW.. !! The binge-worthy title features 18 shorts, each with their own signature animation, storytelling style, and varying levels of maturity. And when I say “maturity”, sometimes that means “thoughtful and … Continue reading Review : Love, Death and Robots

How Game of Thrones caved-in to the Norms of Television

There’s no one explanation for how Game of Thrones became a culture-spanning phenomenon. Slipping into the microscopic gap between the Golden Age of Television and the binge-watch era, HBO’s fantasy epic earned an investment of resources from its network that would have been unthinkable previously for such a budget-conscious medium and managed to bind together a diverse group of fans… There’s the book readers who largely rejected Benioff … Continue reading How Game of Thrones caved-in to the Norms of Television

Lost – The Show That Changed TV Forever

Whenever we see Redditors sweating out elaborate theories about our favorite TV shows now-a-days, it’s because of Lost. Whenever we see deep-dive online recaps, it’s because of Lost. Networks preferring a shorter, more compressed series with a definitive ending in mind.. ? That’s because of Lost. Lost changed TV in a defining manner, for better and for worse… The seeds of the current golden age of television, … Continue reading Lost – The Show That Changed TV Forever

The Haunting of Hill House : Horror Done Right

A major problem with some of the popular works in the horror genre has been its over-reliance on the supernatural stuff. Relying only upon suspense and jump scares to illicit audience’s emotions rather than developing a effective character driven horror. The Haunting of Hill House is ground-breaking in this aspect because it effectively blends incredibly smart family drama with some of the most terrifying imagery … Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House : Horror Done Right

The Office : Michael Scott’s Finest Moments as a Businessman

In case you’re not aware of the level of admiration I have for ‘The Office’, first of all this and secondly, have a look at this old post of mine !! Now if you’re still reading this, I bet you are interesting in reading anything related to one of the most original characters of all time, bet you want to “fill the empty hole in your … Continue reading The Office : Michael Scott’s Finest Moments as a Businessman

What makes ‘The Office’ so re-watchable ?

Yes, I’ll continue watching, creepily-looking Mr. Michael Scott.. Yes, I’ll !! An irreverent mockumentary sitcom about daily life at a paper company run by a obtuse but well-meaning boss. Sounds like a good show ? You can give it a go once maybe.. But you might not stop at one !! Why is it that people like to watch episodes of “The Office” even after … Continue reading What makes ‘The Office’ so re-watchable ?