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Old 27th April 2022, 10:35   #4336
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Watched Guilty Minds on Amazon.
Rating 4/5

Each episode deals with a new court case. I must say cases chosen reflect real life incidents which are grey. Overall court room depiction is great. Lead actors have done their part well. Though the speed at which judiciary addresses the cases in this show is amazing. Wish real life judiciary works at this speed.

One case is on driverless cars. Interesting to see how a judge faces moral riddles - what driverless car should do when it has to choose between run into person on the street or save the passenger. Overall perception of industrialist, rich, powerful in society is captured well.
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Moon Knight - solid 5/5 !

Oscar Isaac ! My god, what a terrific actor he is ! I was not much interested in Marvel's phase 4, found most new series to be meh. But this one is special. You can't tell same guy is playing multiple characters ! Yes everything is new in this moon knight universe, so you'll need to re-watch it, but Oscar performs so well. 5th episode is a visual treat to the eyes. Eagerly waiting the series finale !
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Ozark Season 4, Part 2 is now available on Netflix. Just watched episode 8 - hear-stopping!
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Watched Rocket Boys on SonyLIV.

After reading rave reviews everywhere had super high hopes. Expected it to be similar to 1992 Scam. However the personal side of story could have been a bit shorter. Never the less was amazing to see how the brilliant duo of Homi Bhabha & Vikram Sarabhai shaped Indian scientific community post independence. Jim Sarbh was absolutely stunning Ishwank (Sarabhai) & Arjun Radhakrishnan(Kalam) too did justice to their roles. Special mention for Rajit Kapur who portrayed Pt.Nehru’s character. Overall a great watch minus some of the personal storyline bits which took up a lot of time.

Rating: 4/5

Btw I took SonyLIV subscription only for a month for this show. Any other shows worth watching on this app(other than gullak)? The app still is crappy though. Was so back in 2020 when I subscribed for 1992 scam. Looks like nothing has changed.

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Btw I took SonyLIV subscription only for a month for this show. Any other shows worth watching on this app(other than gullak)? The app still is crappy though. Was so back in 2020 when I subscribed for 1992 scam. Looks like nothing has changed.
You can watch the following shows,

1. Tabbar
2. Maharani &
3. Undekhi (the 2nd season released just last month. It’s strictly an adult show though).

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Ozark S4-P2 is live. Knowing that this is the last season, I thought I will savour it by only watching one episode in one sitting rather than binge watching and it is turning out to be extremely difficult task.
I somehow stopped second episode midway and put myself to sleep. The first episode is bomb. Needless to say it is turning out to be another 5/5 season.

For folks who have not watched this series, you need to do it at the earliest! IMO this is one of the greats in the ranks of Breaking Bad, Sopranos etc.
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Couldn't help but watch all the episodes of Ozark over the weekend. It was fine - nothing different from the previous seasons - a lot of bodies, manipulations, treachery and an ending that leaves much like what things were after each season.

I don't particularly like convoluted story lines, so when it comes to the political manipulations and stuff, I shut my thinking mind off an just savour what I see on screen. I like the better call saul storyline better for there is not a lot of things happening per episode, so not many things to "worry" about.

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If there are Breaking Bad fans in the house, then I am sure you would have loved the "criminal" lawyer - Saul Goodman. Well, I am hooked onto the last season of "Better Call Saul" which is a spinoff of Breaking Bad. Every episode is a class act where characters spring to life. Currently ranked #59 best TV show of all time and rising up the chart.

If you like criminal stories with drug cartels with lawyer intelligence, or even want to watch something which is a complete entertainment package, then this is the show for you.
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3. Undekhi (the 2nd season released just last month. Itís strictly an adult show though).
Man, I could barely sit through all the episodes of the original Undekhi! Somehow the plot, Harsh Chayyaís character and his continuous abusive dialogues felt really over the top. Donít have the courage to watch the second season.

I watched Mai last week and loved it. Sakshi Tanwar acted really well! Just 6 episodes. Itís airing on Netflix.

Currently watching Guilty Minds on Prime Video. Wrapped up 2 episodes. I started it because it has a lot of courtroom drama. Too early to pass a verdict but is watchable for sure.
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Watching Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix.

A British series revolving around a MP in the midst of a scandal. Classic David Kelly.

4/5

PS: Panchayat Season 2 is out on 20-May!
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Watching Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix.

A British series revolving around a MP in the midst of a scandal. Classic David Kelly.

4/5
Just finished this yesterday, and it did not disappoint. Though I would say that The Undoing was more tight than this. Sienna Miller was just awesome!
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Just finished this yesterday, and it did not disappoint. Though I would say that The Undoing was more tight than this. Sienna Miller was just awesome!
Agree. Not just Sienna Miller but Michelle Dockery as well, and Nicole Kidman in The Undoing have commanded the spotlight in otherwise male-focussed shows.

Revising my rating to 5/5.
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Panchayat Season 2 is out on 20-May!
Super excited about this one. Watched S01 multiple times in anticipation of S02. Never gets old! I have high hopes from S02.
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Watching Anatomy of a Scandal on Netflix.

A British series revolving around a MP in the midst of a scandal. Classic David Kelly.
Indeed. David E. Kelley was the reason I fell in love with television back in the 90s (before that I hardly watched anything, was more of a reader). Picket Fences and The Practice were the pick of the lot.

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Just finished this yesterday, and it did not disappoint. Though I would say that The Undoing was more tight than this. Sienna Miller was just awesome!
I've watched all of Kelley's "comeback" stuff and yes... "The Undoing" was probably the best. Little Big Lies was too derivative/contrived. "Anatomy..." started well but the main premise of the plot is too much of a coincidence to be believable (won't reveal more cuz spoiler). There were other ways to get certain characters involved but the particular way chosen beggared belief.

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Agree. Not just Sienna Miller but Michelle Dockery as well, and Nicole Kidman in The Undoing have commanded the spotlight in otherwise male-focussed shows.

Revising my rating to 5/5.
Naah, I think the previous rating was fine, notwithstanding the brilliant performances. Dockery in particular was a revelation, as used as we are to seeing her as Downton Abbey's Lady Mary

I'm watching The Crown (S3 almost done). I loved the first 2 seasons (with the young Queen) and when I'd first started S3, I lost interest because the continuity was broken (all the characters are played by new, older actors). But now that some time has passed since I watched S1 &2, I'm really enjoying it. It's gone darker in S3, especially the Aberfan mining disaster episode, which I like.
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Indeed. David E. Kelley was the reason I fell in love with television back in the 90s (before that I hardly watched anything, was more of a reader). Picket Fences and The Practice were the pick of the lot.

I've watched all of Kelley's "comeback" stuff and yes... "The Undoing" was probably the best. Little Big Lies was too derivative/contrived.
Undoing had this ability to take the viewers into that space. Even Little Big Lies had that ability, especially season 1. That was somehow missing here.

And Nine Perfect Strangers was a washout in comparison.

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Naah, I think the previous rating was fine, notwithstanding the brilliant performances.
Totally agree

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I'm watching The Crown (S3 almost done). I loved the first 2 seasons (with the young Queen) and when I'd first started S3, I lost interest because the continuity was broken (all the characters are played by new, older actors).
My wifeís a big fan of this series but somehow did not click for me
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