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.”

Louis C.K. 2017 (2017)

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

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Playing devil’s advocate throughout – Abortion, Religion, Pets, Greek Mythology, Old Couple, Magic Mike & Homosexuality

 

Cons –

 

1) Closing act was mediocre

 
Quote –

 
If you get a dog, get a rescue dog. Don’t get a puppy from those horrible people who professionally raise dogs carefully

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?”

Stranger Things (Season 1)

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

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

 

1) This show is the ultimate tribute to ’80s pop culture & kids growing up in the ’80s.
2) Kids behaving like kids ; referring to pop-culture stuff like Star Wars/ Lord Of The Rings / D&D / X-men spontaneously unlike “Big Bang Theory”.
3) Overall Soundtrack / Opening sequence / Title card(especially White Rabbit)
4) Bold references like Radagast, Mirkwood, Demogorgon, Lando Calrissian etc.
5) 4 Kids ( especially Dustin).
6) Nancy-Jonathan-Steve Sub-plot

 
Cons –

 
n/a

 
Quote –
“Dustin Henderson: Lando”