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.”

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Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Finally – a stand-up act from Jerry Seinfeld
2) Climactic end footage with Johnny Carson

 

Cons –

 

1) 75 % Old material – was expecting lots of new internet age jokes (e.g. Uber joke)

 

 

Quote –

 

“I was either eating 100% sugar, or airborne.”

 

Okja (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) A social satire on big food corps and also on animal-rights activist
2) Strong star-cast
3) Nancy Mirando final monologue

 

Cons –

 

1) The most probable message of this movie is “GO VEGAN !” which is the problem.
2) Bong Joon-ho fans will be left disappointed

 

 

Quote –

 

Jay: Translations are sacred.

What Happened to Monday (2017)

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

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

1) Wednesday fight & chase sequence
2) Action-packed

 

Cons –

 

1) Mediocre climax
2) Engrossing dystopian concept but poorly explored

 

 

Quote –

 

Terrence Settman: What happens to one of you, happens to all of you.

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!

 

Black Mirror (Season 1)

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

 

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The National Anthem – Almost vomited in this episode
2) Fifteen Million Merits – Great social satire with a killer monologue.
3) The Entire History of You – The hazards of technology

 

 

Cons –

 

N/A

 

 

Quote –

 

 

 

Bing : All we know is fake fodder and buying shit. That’s how we speak to each other, how we express ourselves, is buying shit. What, I have a dream? The peak of our dreams is a new app for our Dopple, it doesn’t exist! It’s not even there! We buy shit that’s not even there.

Get Me Roger Stone (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Story of one of the greatest king-maker in modern day USA.A must watch for a political science student.
2) The step by step timeline run up the the 2016 campaign.
3) Stone’s rules

 

Cons –

 

1) Plane narrative. No juicy event-montage with a classic number in the background.

 

Quote –

 

“Politics is show business for ugly people.”