• Kids,  TV Show Review

    Oswald (TV Series)

    There is a timeless beauty to simplicity. More than a decade ago, when my son was a few years old, I remember watching a TV series for kids on Cartoon Network. Originally made by Nickelodeon, “Oswald” was about a fun-loving octopus living with his friends in a neighbourhood of a big city. The main characters apart from Oswald, are “Weenie” which is Oswald’s pet dog, and Oswald’s friends – “Henry” the Penguin and “Daisy” is a tall daisy. Seeing the characters, I wished my life was as simple as Oswald’s. Each episode is brief at 12 minutes and nothing unpleasant happens – everyone is nice and helpful. There are 52…

  • Lounge,  TV Show Review

    Living Biblically (2018)

    What happens when a writer in New York decides to live 100% by what’s said in The Bible? With such an intriguing one-liner, you will be forgiven for expecting a hilarious TV series, unfortunately Living Biblically (2018) by Patrick Walsh turned out to be an unimaginative and poorly crafted show. CBS did a good think by cancelling the series after the first season. The show did start out well. Chip is a film critic at a local newspaper, who lives with his lovely wife Leslie. The news that his wife is pregnant comes as a epiphany for him. He decides he wants to be a good father and a honest…

  • TV Show Review

    Superstore (TV Series)

    Superstore is a comedy TV series by NBC that’s been running for four seasons and, I kind of like it. It is about what happens in a store of a large supermarket chain called “Cloud 9”, which covers the interpersonal issues between the employees working there and makes fun of the rigidity of corporate policies. The story of each episode is mostly ordinary, some episodes even being dull, but the series overall impresses you, thanks to brilliant character definitions – a Christian manager who is extremely nice, a hard-working illegal immigrant and gay “Mateo” (played superbly by Nico Santos), a teenage mother, a rough and tough female assistant manager “Dina”…

  • TV Show Review

    Forever (2018 TV series)

    Amazon’s original TV series Forever (2018),  is such a dull & clueless show, I gave up watching halfway through the first season. It is about a middle-aged childless couple Oscar (Fred Armisen) and June (Maya Rudolph), who are leading a routine life where nothing interesting happens. In the first episode, for almost half the time, Oscar keeps cooking and serving in the dinner table every day for almost a month. You keep waiting for something else to happen, but nothing.  Then suddenly Oscar dies. Following that, for one whole episode, June is sulking, near the end, she tries to pull-up her life, some romance is budding with a pastor – then she…

  • TV Show Review

    Sick Note (TV Series)

    If you want to feel sick, watch the Netflix TV Series “Sick Note”. The characters are pathetic, the storyline has been poorly thought of, the screenplay was illogical – overall sickening. Yet, I finished watching the full Season 1 and can’t resist going to Season 2. Yes I know, I am a sucker for British Comedy and all things in Netflix. Daniel Glass (played by Rupert Grint) is a disgruntled employee of an insurance company in London, a girlfriend who throws him out and his whole life was falling apart when suddenly he was (mis)diagnosed with cancer. His life takes a turn for good. But he has to keep a secret…