The End of the F***ing World (Season 1)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Coming-of-age love story of 2 teenage psychopaths
2) Fast paced screen-play
3) The guitar-based soundtrack – mesmerizing! The strongest asset of this show.
4) The narration by lead characters gives a very authentic comic-book experience.
5) First sincere comic-book adaptation since Scott Pilgrim.

 

 

Cons –

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“I’m James.I’m 17. And I’m pretty sure I’m a psychopath.”

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Future Man (Season 1)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Unapologetically funny and fast-paced – it’s a time-travel galore!
2) Closest thing we can get to a live-action Rick & Morty
3) Full of pop-culture references – The Last Starfighter, James Cameron, Back To The Future, Terminator etc.
4) The later episodes are more like stand-alone adventures.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) The climax would’ve been much better if it was a cliffhanger.

 

 

Quote –

 

 

“Josh: It’s time-travel 101”

Stranger Things (Season 2)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

 

Pros –

 

1) 1984 – The father of all years.This season captivates it perfectly.
2) Sean Astin as Bob
3) The show is full of colorful characters – some cool some annoying
4) Billy vs Steve grand dual
5) Comic Con “Thriller” Trailer – Best trailer this year for any movie or series.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) One season was enough
2) Kali subplot – unnecessary & boring
3) Apart from adding 3 new main characters (Bob/Billy/Max) the show got nothing new to offer

 

 

Quote –

 

“Remember, Bob Newby: superhero.”

Mindhunter (Season 1)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Similar to The Night Of – it’s a show without destination, just enjoy the journey
2) Somewhere between Seinfeld & True Detective – A Show About Nothing
3) Rhoda Griffis as DA Esther Mayweather – Small but impactful role
4) Cameron Britton as Edmund Kemper – menacingly huge
5) Feet-tickler subplot

 

Cons –

 

1) Nothing worth nail-biting. David Fincher remains the primary reason to watch the show.

 

Quote –

 

DA Mayweather : “I’m an elected official.Here in Georgia,death is the will of the people.”

Haq Se Single by Zakir Khan (2017)

STORY – N/A
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Stand-Up comedy like a TED-Talk

 

Cons –

 

1) Now it’s not spontaneous – it’s made up. Zakir trying to act like Zakir.
2) 30 minutes too long for a stand-up act

 

Quote –

 

“Mere hisab se duniya mein do tarah ke log hote hain – Ek jinko Gangs of Wasseypur pasand hai aur dusre sab saale Ramadhir ke aadmi !”

Master Of None (Season 2)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Ep 1 – A modern homage to Bicycle Thieves
2) Ep 6 – A New York Anthology culminating with all watching Death Castle
3) Ep 8 – Thanksgiving – Maybe one of the best TV episode ever – A story of conflict and acceptance
4) This season took the series to new heights even better than the first season
5) “Onscreen Texting” on TV/films got revolutionary changes after-Sherlock.However, MON used close-ups of phone ‘coz texting is actually a important part of the show.
6) No matter how turbulent emotional is the sitaution, Dev will berserk the hell out his inner conflicts to Arnold in a comic way.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) The Francesca arc.Dull and boring.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Dev : Grandma Ernestine, your yams turned out really nice this year!You add a little nutmeg?

Grandma : Hmm?

Dev : “I SAID YOUR YAMS TURNED OUT REALLY NICE THIS YEAR. DID YOU ADD ANY NUTMEG?”

Joyce : She added nutmeg! Don’t you ask another fucking question! Nutmeg, cinnamon, whatever the hell! You know what go in the damn yams!

 

Master of None (Season 1)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

1) Soundtrack – most impressive part of the series
2) Ansari’s real-life parents.

 

Cons –

1) A comedian playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself ? Rings a bell ?

 

 

Quote –

“Dev : You cut in line in front of me at the ice cream store,”
“Mark : What? So you fucked my wife?”