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Little Things Season 4 review: The lens of an ending
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Little Things Season 4 review: The lens of an ending

The pace through the last season of Little Things is deceptively languorous. Even though the takes are long and dialogues designed to be less hurried, there is always an undercurrent of a race to the finish.

Tabbar review: Ajiptal Singh's debut show on SonyLIV is a stunning Shakespearean family drama
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Tabbar review: Ajiptal Singh's debut show on SonyLIV is a stunning Shakespearean family drama

The tension rarely slips, and the acting, aided by Sneha Khanwalkar’s moody melodies, ground you to a world you begin to care enough to be devastated for.

Opinion | How popular culture pushed our teenagers to confused, militant wokeness
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Opinion | How popular culture pushed our teenagers to confused, militant wokeness

What brings the show back from the precipice of unbearable wokeness is that it stops short of cancel culture. It portrays heterosexuality without sneering at it.

Crime Stories: India Detectives review: Grisly, enticing series with perverse undertones
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Crime Stories: India Detectives review: Grisly, enticing series with perverse undertones

Despite my own shamefully perverse, unending fascination with the genre, Crime Stories: India Detectives is precisely the kind of show I binge hard, but find equally hard to recommend.

Foundation review: Apple TV+ new offering is science fiction at its cerebral best
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Foundation review: Apple TV+ new offering is science fiction at its cerebral best

Foundation is a beautifully shot, well-thought-out piece of science fiction, unspooling itself at a languid pace.

Star Wars: Visions review — Anime anthology breathes new life into saga
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Star Wars: Visions review — Anime anthology breathes new life into saga

Star Wars lends itself quite easily to a magical mystery tour of anime, a medium which affords a lot of freedom to experiment with form, style, and tone.

The Morning Show Season 2 review: As bingeable and divisive as its predecessor
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The Morning Show Season 2 review: As bingeable and divisive as its predecessor

Season 2 sees the show tackling COVID-19, racism at the workplace, and several other red-button issues, with characteristic verve and energy. However, the old ‘both-sideism’ problem continues to affect The Morning Show.

Sex Education Season 3 review: Another winning chapter in Netflix's saga of self-love
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Sex Education Season 3 review: Another winning chapter in Netflix's saga of self-love

I love that the openness of Sex Education makes me think and reflect, and at times, straight up uncomfortable. But it is a kind of discomfort I am grateful for.

Into the Night Season 2 review: Manufactured thrills dampen an exciting setup
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Into the Night Season 2 review: Manufactured thrills dampen an exciting setup

The hitch with this follow-up season is that unlike the first time round, it seems they had to invent obstacles all over the place, just to keep the thrill going.

Potluck review: Mildly entertaining series with very little to sink your teeth into
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Potluck review: Mildly entertaining series with very little to sink your teeth into

Lightly seasoned, Potluck makes a bigger comment on fragmenting modern families but its ingredients are rather basic.

On The Verge review: Julie Delpy is a hoot in irreverent show on female friendships
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On The Verge review: Julie Delpy is a hoot in irreverent show on female friendships

Irreverent to the core, On The Verge does not care for political correctness; and that may feel shocking at times, but remains very real. Let’s face it – who is politically correct while talking to friends?

Mumbai Diaries 26/11 review: Strictly middling thriller that squanders its potential
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Mumbai Diaries 26/11 review: Strictly middling thriller that squanders its potential

Mumbai Diaries 26/11 is an arresting genre piece. But it sets up morally ambiguous and potentially rich storylines, only to squander them with lazy writing, and paper the gaps with action sequences.

Monsters At Work review: Pixar show is all horror and humour, froth and fright
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Monsters At Work review: Pixar show is all horror and humour, froth and fright

Pixar is now walking the Marvel path of extending its IP into the web-series format. And the result is a kind, chirpy, endearing show in Monsters At Work.

The Empire review: Full marks for ambition, yet familiar clichés abound
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The Empire review: Full marks for ambition, yet familiar clichés abound

The makers of The Empire deserve to be rewarded for the scale and the feel, with the chance to follow up with future seasons. But they desperately need to get their act together in terms of writing and casting.

Kevin Can F**k Himself review: Missed opportunity at thoughtful critique of gender stereotypes in prestige dramas
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Kevin Can F**k Himself review: Missed opportunity at thoughtful critique of gender stereotypes in prestige dramas

Kevin Can F**k Himself has a tragic flaw at its heart: it seems to have nothing but undiluted hatred and condescension for the two male-dominated genres it engages with.

Modern Love Season 2 review: A deeply rewarding mixed bag of the best kind that doesn't try to outdo its predecessor
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Modern Love Season 2 review: A deeply rewarding mixed bag of the best kind that doesn't try to outdo its predecessor

If Season 1 felt like the big, flashy, feel-good Hollywood love story, Season 2 feels like its Indie movie sibling in terms of its choice of stories and their telling.

Mr. Corman review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'comedy' show on Apple TV+ starts bumpy, but ends on a purposeful note
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Mr. Corman review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'comedy' show on Apple TV+ starts bumpy, but ends on a purposeful note

While Mr. Corman initially feels like an elongated piece of whiny drama, it ultimately feels good to wait around and let it unfold at its own pace.

Watch The Sound with Mark Ronson Apple TV+ explores the curious link between music and technology
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Watch The Sound with Mark Ronson Apple TV+ explores the curious link between music and technology

The six-part docuseries is as much for musicians as it is for music lovers. Without taking any strong sides, it explores the symbiotic relationship between a raw creative process and the digital prism through which it emerges.

Snake Eyes review round-up: GI Joe spinoff, starring Henry Golding, is a 'more interesting variety of a boring movie'
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Snake Eyes review round-up: GI Joe spinoff, starring Henry Golding, is a 'more interesting variety of a boring movie'

While Henry Golding's performance has been unanimously praised, most reviewers dubbed Snake Eyes a "tame, anonymous product" with "popcorn-money" worthy action.

Schmigadoon! review: Apple TV+ miniseries is a lighthearted watch that honours and parodies musicals
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Schmigadoon! review: Apple TV+ miniseries is a lighthearted watch that honours and parodies musicals

Though bumpy at times, Schmigadoon! is a feel-good comedy and a hat-tip to musicals, worth a slow-Sunday watch.