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Apr 01, 2015
Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls: How you turn a brilliant novel into a horrible TV showWhich is why the most impressive part of Dilli Wali Thakur Gurls is that someone in the Hindi TV entertainment business actually read this book and then realised it had the potential to be a show that would appeal to audiences.
Mar 04, 2015
It's just stupid: SRK's India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun will make you weepThere are no grey cells or shaanapanti on display here, and definitely no entertainment.
Feb 18, 2015
New tv show 'History of Sex' talks about freedom of expression and it's ironically censoredAs a first episode, Sex in '69 is an abrupt beginning and one that ignores an enormous amount of history. Yet it's also an interesting place to start because this period of American history offers an interesting perspective upon India today.
Jan 29, 2015
MasterChef India: Where the contestants cry more than they cookPure vegetarian or not, could the new Masterchef India show a little more cooking and a little less crying?
Jan 12, 2015
Parineeti's orange blazer, Varun Dhawan's award and other mysteries of the Stardust awardsA few questions after watching the Stardust awards on television last night.
Dec 29, 2014
Porn stars, film stars and the end of saas-bahu: 2014 was a bizarre year for Indian televisionIt hasn’t been all good or all bad for the idiot box in 2014. We take a look at the year of Indian television
Dec 16, 2014
Diandra's hero, Karishma's villain: Salman Khan's double role on Bigg BossJust when Salman Khan surprises us all by standing up for women on Bigg Boss, he throws a curveball and makes a woman cry on the show.
Dec 06, 2014
Bigg Boss 8: Kissing contestants don't help, the show is turning into a yawnBigg Boss is slowly turning into one big yawn. And I’m one of the few people I know who is extremely accepting of its mediocrity.
Nov 24, 2014
Vital Stats of India: Thank god, we've finally got a good Indian non-reality showOne show doesn't make a channel, but hey, it’s a good start. Vital Stats is being telecast at prime-time, 9pm on a Friday, and to the best of my knowledge, is the first full series created by History Channel’s local programming team.
Nov 19, 2014
Dear Sanjeev Kapoor, no non-veg on Masterchef is a stupid, terrible ideaSo why not a Masterchef India with only female contestants, divided into separate kitchens according to caste, cooking only vegetarian food limited to lauki and tinda. Does that sound like incredible India?