Star Trek Discovery Season 2 (Netflix) Review

star trek discovery

There aren't too many media franchises in the world that have stood the test of time. Certainly not like Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry, which is not only one of the most culturally-influential media franchises but also touted as the greatest Sci-Fi television series to date.  Star Trek originally premiered in 1966 only to be pulled off-air after just 3 seasons. It came back with a bang when ownership changed hands and Paramount pictures started reruns across over 200 domestic and international markets to recover some of the losses. Star Trek garnered a cult following and became a pop-culture icon.  ... 

The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) Season 1 Review

Ellen Page Umbrella Academy

Based on a series of comics by Gerad Way and Gabriel Ba, Umbrella Academy looks like a disbanded version of The X-Men. I have not read the comics so I would not be able to say how much of them have been brought to life by Netflix. ... 

Delhi Crime (Netflix) Season 1 Review

Netflix Original Delhi Crime
“Tell me something, have you ever seen a local crime being covered by CNN?”
Kumar Vijay - Commissioner of Police

This sums up the gravity of the events at play in Delhi Crime - a new show by Netflix. The show is based on the events of 16th Dec 2012 in Delhi i.e. the gang rape of Nirbhaya in a moving bus by 6 men. Yes, Delhi is known as the Rape Capital and yes the unfortunate truth is that they are not a rare occurrence. This case, however, was different and the show reminds us of the horrifying truths that made it so.  ... 

Jack Ryan Season 1 Review (Prime Video)

Jack Ryan John Krasinki

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan marks the entry of yet another CIA/Anti-Terror show following the likes of the fantastic Homeland and numerous other not so great shows. Right at the outset, let me say that this is no Homeland, not yet at least. Though, what works for Jack Ryan is the fact that what it does, it does with a lot of panache. ... 

DuckTales Season 1 Review (Disney)

DuckTales

Back in 1990, there was no cable TV and hence no Cartoon Network. I did not have the luxury of 24-hours of Centurions or Swat Kats. All I had was Sunday. It was the day, more like the hour of cartoons on Doordarshan and like all other kids, I waited for it through the week. This was 1 hour of pure adventure. Death-defying, high-octane, action of Ducktales and Talespin. I loved watching it and would not miss it for anything. As Cartoon Network started, the sunset on Ducktales and Talespin. ... 

Lost In Space Review (Netflix)

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There is nothing scarier than being stranded in space and Gravity taught us that all too well. But, being up there among the stars is also fascinating. This great combination of fear and fascination has been explored by countless TV shows and films, none more iconic than Star Trek. I started watching it as a little kid because my dad was a huge fan. Since then, I have been hooked to shows and films that explore life up there, light years away, finding new worlds. Lost in Space is one such show that tells the story of a group of people who have been selected to set up a human colony on a star system called Alpha Centauri. It is a remake of 1965 series of the same name which itself was inspired by an 1812 book named The Swiss Family Robinson. ...