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 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

The ISIS before ISIS — Archer

If you asked anyone about ISIS in 2009, either there would have been a blank reaction or chances were that they had started following the spy agency called the International Secret Intelligence Service (or ISIS, woah !!) on a show called Archer, long before the current ISIS came into picture… Plot: At an international spy agency, global crises is merely an opportunity for its highly trained employees … Continue reading The ISIS before ISIS — Archer

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. : Season 1 Review

★★★½ Expectations can be a tough thing to manage, and oh man.. Were expectations high for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. post the Avengers movie ? But how could they not be. A new Joss Whedon-created TV show would be reason alone to celebrate, even knowing he wouldn’t be involved in its day-to-day operation. And a new Marvel Studios-created TV show, tying into the amazingly successful and … Continue reading Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. : Season 1 Review

Jaime Lannister — The Art of Narrative

The season 7 finale brought with itself the closure to one of the constant story arc in the series till now. Cersei and Jaime Lannister, together, surviving all odds against their troubled incestuous relationship, fighting against all and believing in the motto, “Fuck everyone who isn’t us.. we’re the only ones that matter in this world…” That inflection point, with Jaime finally diverging from his twin … Continue reading Jaime Lannister — The Art of Narrative

Black Mirror : The Most Defining Episodes

In case you had forgotten that we live in a technology-riddled wasteland almost certainly bound for doom, Black Mirror is here to remind you the same…!! When Black Mirror premiered six years ago on Channel 4 in the U.K., it landed with high acclaim and cult status. With its third and fourth seasons, produced by Netflix, the cult has burst out into the mainstream. British satirist Charlie Brooker and his array … Continue reading Black Mirror : The Most Defining Episodes