Television: No Longer a Idiot Box

Television 2.0

It’s a golden age for television and as I say that the mind wanders to think of Game Of Thrones and True Detective. But to be really fair to the numerous people who thrive and strive on small screen there is equally exciting and overtly creative shows coming from all directions. Television is more cut-throat than ever, where shows as exciting as Firefly (Joss Whedon), Alphas, Almost Human (Producer J. J Abrams)gets cancelled based on the obnoxious Nielsen Media Research. That being said Netflix has come as ray of hope for all the people doped on TV (and doom for the networks) with their original series which are so top-notch in terms of everything that it’s baffling. Shows like Orange is the new Black, House of Cards . What we have on television is equally or more superior than anything that goes on movies in terms of plots and stories. The obvious terrific ones I have mentioned above and then there are stuff like The Newsroom, Boardwalk Empire, Ray Donovan, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, Silicon Valley, Person Of Interest, Louie, Justified, Veep, Deadwood. All of them unique in the true sense not just in genres but also in terms of tone and feel, yet I feel that I have barely scratched the surface here. I have not mentioned some more obvious ones which I will, when I do my top 5 television shows post.Continue reading “Television: No Longer a Idiot Box”

Sunday Watch- Episode 5-Aaron Sorkin on The Social Network & Kanye West's Rap Opera Runaway

We at MAM, wishing you all of our readers Happy Easter and hope you enjoyed your extended weekend. Before the drudgery of life beckons you on Monday we have 2 videos lined up for you,One is Aaron Sorkin the academy award winner who has given us gems like A Few Good Men, West Wing and everybody’s favourite Studio 60 on the Sunset StripContinue reading “Sunday Watch- Episode 5-Aaron Sorkin on The Social Network & Kanye West's Rap Opera Runaway”

Sunday Watch-Aaron Sorkin on The Social Network & Kanye West’s Rap Opera Runaway

We at MAM, wish all our readers a Happy Easter and hope you enjoyed your extended weekend. Before the drudgery of life beckons you on Monday we have 2 videos lined up for you. The first is  featuring Aaron Sorkin the academy award winning writer who has given us gems like A Few Good Men, West Wing and everybody’s favourite Studio 60 on the Sunset StripContinue reading “Sunday Watch-Aaron Sorkin on The Social Network & Kanye West’s Rap Opera Runaway”