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Talking Movies: What Makes I Hate Luv Storys Different and What Doesn’t

July 5, 2010


The Indian Rom-Com follows a shockingly limited number of tropes. Either it is the saga of childhood sweethearts, the they’re good friends who realize lately post much angst that they're actually in love or of course the ever popular they hate each other only to realize that it was love. I Hate... belongs to the third category of the opposites attract paradigm, that essential of cinematic ideas which has given countless forgettable and unforgettable movies. Only here, it takes a self-deprecating effort shot at itself through endless parodies and spoofs of its predecessors through its film within a film sub-plot

Ramp Walking to Shlokas: Everyday Goddesses

March 19, 2010


It got me thinking about who our modern day Lakshmis were. Are they not is some way our icons of popular culture? The capricious nature of their wealth, fame, and beauty, so like the goddess’ fickle bounty: to be given and taken away at will and without reason.

Intelligible Television: Holy Psych! Was that a good episode or what?

August 30, 2009


Psych is back to its roots with this one. Funny lines galore, crisp editing and a fast paced storyline. It's a throwback to the hay days of Season 2 in some ways, where characters simply had fun jumping from one procedural to the next and the emotional stuff didn't seem to get in the way.

Intelligible Television: It’s Saddles and Spurs on Psych

August 26, 2009


The good thing about Psych is that it has a flexible range of operation. So if anyone could actually do a Western theme and pull it off, it would be these guys. Its one of the few shows where you can be watching and go, “You know what I’d like them to do sometime...” and you wouldn’t be surprised to actually see that on screen the next season.

Intelligible Television:TV’s most annoying characters, The Hit List

August 17, 2009


Ever felt like strangling someone from TV? I do loads of times. Some characters get to us. They bother us in ways that real people can. You pray for that accident or season finale that sends them packing. If they happen to be in a show you like, well then that's doubly difficult because you have no choice but to watch them, week after week, invading your peace. Here are a few I think are particularly annoying. Some from shows I love, and some well I thankfully couldn't care less about.

Intelligible Television: Sometimes, Good Shows Have Bad Days

August 16, 2009


This wasn't the best episode and If I had to be harsh, it barely made it to being a good one. 'He Dead' finds Shawn ( James Roday) and Gus (Dule Hill) entering the world of the rich and their clichés. Christine Baranski guest stars as a billionaire hedge fund manager's widow who dies in a mysterious plane crash but only after he extracts a promise from Shawn to find out who killed him.

Talking Movies: Vintage Celluloid

August 9, 2009


The Purple Rose of Cairo has got to be one of the charming movies I've ever come across. It's quaint flow and child-like simplicity can easily lull us into thinking of it like yet another romantic comedy. But 'Purple Rose...' is much like a warm breeze, that floats about unobtrusively and yet you can't feel unaffected by it.