The next Game of Thrones? Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ vs HBO’s ‘His Dark Materials’

After HBO ended its epic series Game of Thrones after the eighth season, fans of the show have been dealing with a void in their life that they never knew existed until they didn’t have the George RR Martin adaptation to love and hate (for the final season, at least). Networks and streaming platforms are now jostling to fill this demand with adaptations of literary sagas and game series that have a grown a strong following over the years.  Will His Dark Materials and The Witcher fill the gap? … Read More The next Game of Thrones? Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ vs HBO’s ‘His Dark Materials’

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile: Movie Review

All in all, Joe Berlinger did a great job with the documentary but perhaps this was also the same reason that this film felt lacking in so many aspects. The film did try to inject a level of coolness to the movie with its heist type musical score. It also tried its best to make Ted Bundy’s escapes and ploys appear masterful but it was unable to sustain the interest of the audience in its mechanical approach to telling the story. Berlinger should have quit while he was ahead. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile was a snoozefest. … Read More Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile: Movie Review

Stranger Things: Season 3 Review

Stranger Things experimented a lot in their storytelling approach this season and I felt like it still paid off in delivering a solid and entertaining installment to the franchise. Stranger Things  Season 3 was an exciting, emotional ride but it stuck true to its core at the end of the day — family, friendship and a common sense of heroism. This is why it is still familiar even though the show has already evolved in so many ways. I think I’ll stick around for a season or two more to see what happens next.  … Read More Stranger Things: Season 3 Review

Chernobyl: Miniseries Review

All in all, I could safely say that Chernobyl is one of HBO’s best miniseries despite the lack of any A-listers on its roster. It was gripping. It was engaging. It was dramatic and shocking in all the right places. It took viewers to a journey through history into the most devastating nuclear disaster that threatened to wipe out an entire nation and more. It was a humbling to witness it and leaves one to contemplate one’s mortality in the face of today’s world challenges. I am awed. 

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Her Private Life: Kdrama Review

All in all, Her Private Life was so much more that its fangirling concept. It was an engaging journey about finding love, redemption, endings and beginnings in the most unexpected places. It doesn’t take an overly complicated plot or tons of kissing scenes (although the good news is that Her Private Life has plenty) to make a wonderful Kdrama work. A well planned story, with the addition of a great cast, great script and great soundtrack makes for a memorable Kdrama and this one is it.… Read More Her Private Life: Kdrama Review

Svaha: The Sixth Finger Movie Review

All in all, “Svaha: The Sixth Finger” was far from extraordinary. It was not scary. It was not thought-provoking. It was boring, but it did touch on the very real issue of religious fanaticism, which is present in all types of religion, left unchecked. It was a movie that technically did everything right but failed on the level that it did not evoke much of an impact given the material it covered. Sometimes, talking above an audience’s head takes its toll and it took its toll for this movie, big time. For me, at least.… Read More Svaha: The Sixth Finger Movie Review