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Tandav review: Creator Ali Abbas Zafar has rounded up a fine cast for his streaming debut.

Tandav review: Saif's silly show has the subtlety of a lathi to the kneecap

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:26 PM IST
  • Tandav review: Hokey and ham-fisted, Saif Ali Khan's sophomore streaming show is a major step down from Sacred Games.
The Stand review: Alexander Skarsgard in a still from the CBS All Access show, based on Stephen King’s novel.
The Stand review: Alexander Skarsgard in a still from the CBS All Access show, based on Stephen King’s novel.

The Stand review: Sprawling Stephen King adaptation collapses under its own weight

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:30 PM IST
The Stand review: Featuring a stellar cast and high production values, the new Stephen King adaptation goes off-book, and ends up resembling a Walking Dead spin-off that never made it to the air.
Your Honor review: Bryan Cranston makes a bland return to TV.
Your Honor review: Bryan Cranston makes a bland return to TV.

Your Honor review: Objection Milord! Bryan Cranston’s new show is an inferior copy of Breaking Bad

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Your Honor review: It’s a bit odd that Bryan Cranston chose to make his TV comeback with this, considering its similarities to the legendary Breaking Bad.
The Crown Season 4 review: Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in a still from the Netflix show.(Des Willie/Netflix)
The Crown Season 4 review: Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in a still from the Netflix show.(Des Willie/Netflix)

The Crown season 4 review: All hail Emma Corrin, scene-stealer as Princess Diana in the finest season of Netflix’s lavish show

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:07 PM IST
The Crown season 4 review: Newcomer Emma Corrin delivers a star-making performance as Princess Diana, in the finest season of Netflix’s most lavish show.
Aashram Chapter 2 The Dark Side review: Bobby Deol’s buff baba is back.
Aashram Chapter 2 The Dark Side review: Bobby Deol’s buff baba is back.

Aashram Chapter 2 review: Bobby Deol needs to rethink his choices after this shockingly amateurish series

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 03:25 PM IST
Aashram Chapter 2 The Dark Side review: After Race 3, Housefull 4, Class of 83 and this, Bobby Deol needs to sit down and rethink his choices. This is pure, unadulterated torture -- a show that disrespects its own audience.
The Queen’s Gambit review: Anya Taylor-Joy in a still from the stunning new Netflix series.(Phil Bray/Netflix)
The Queen’s Gambit review: Anya Taylor-Joy in a still from the stunning new Netflix series.(Phil Bray/Netflix)

The Queen’s Gambit review: Enthralling and elegant, Netflix delivers one of the best shows of 2020

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 06:11 PM IST
The Queen’s Gambit review: Featuring a stunning central performance by Anya Taylor-Joy, impeccable attention to period detail and a gripping plot, the new Netflix miniseries makes all the right moves.
A Suitable Boy review: Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor and Tabu as Saeeda Bai in Mira Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel.(BBC/Lookout Point)
A Suitable Boy review: Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor and Tabu as Saeeda Bai in Mira Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel.(BBC/Lookout Point)

A Suitable Boy review: Mira Nair’s unsuitable adaptation is partially redeemed by Ishaan Khatter, Tabu

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:27 AM IST
A Suitable Boy review: An astonishing cast, led by Ishaan Khatter, Tabu and Tanya Maniktala, struggles to make the most of minimal screentime and a mediocre script in Mira Nair’s unsuitable adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel.
Lovecraft Country review: Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors star in HBO’s new show.
Lovecraft Country review: Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors star in HBO’s new show.

Lovecraft Country review: A radical new show is here to rule HBO’s fantasy roster

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Lovecraft Country review: HBO continues its fabulous run with fantasy programming, and pushes the boundaries of what TV can be. Lovecraft Country is spectacular, thought-provoking entertainment.
The Comey Rule review: Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump in a still from the new Showtime miniseries.
The Comey Rule review: Brendan Gleeson as Donald Trump in a still from the new Showtime miniseries.

The Comey Rule review: Brendan Gleeson is chilling as Donald Trump, in brave but biased political drama

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 06:44 PM IST
The Comey Rule review: It’s so unfair that the Americans get to watch Brendan Gleeson’s performance as Donald Trump, while we had to settle for Vivek Oberoi as PM Narendra Modi.
Tehran review: Niv Sultan in a still from the new Apple TV+ show.
Tehran review: Niv Sultan in a still from the new Apple TV+ show.

Tehran review: From the writer of Fauda, thrilling spy series is another win for Apple TV+

By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Tehran review: Thrillingly plotted, empathetically told, and with the intelligence to handle volatile political themes with care, the new spy series from the writer of Fauda is another win for Apple TV+.
The Boys season 2 review: Amazon’s hit superhero show returns for a more dense second season.
The Boys season 2 review: Amazon’s hit superhero show returns for a more dense second season.

The Boys season 2 review: Diabolically deranged, hit Amazon superhero show chooses scandal over subtlety

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The Boys season 2 review: Season two, despite frequent bursts of action and violence, is almost like a 70s conspiracy thriller, and showrunner Eric Kripke is usually successful at balancing the edgy meta-ness with the broader cultural critique.
Hunters review: Logan Lerman and Al Pacino go toe-to-toe in Amazon Prime’s latest show.(Amazon Studios, Prime Video)
Hunters review: Logan Lerman and Al Pacino go toe-to-toe in Amazon Prime’s latest show.(Amazon Studios, Prime Video)

Hunters review: Al Pacino and Amazon lead a new gang of Inglourious Basterds in aggressively average show

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Hunters review: Produced by Jordan Peele and starring Al Pacino, Amazon’s new show is thrilling when it needs to be, but suffers from an inferiority complex.
Taj Mahal 1989 review: Neeraj Kabi delivers a standout performance in Netflix’s latest Indian series.
Taj Mahal 1989 review: Neeraj Kabi delivers a standout performance in Netflix’s latest Indian series.

Taj Mahal 1989 review: Netflix India’s Valentine’s Day love letter makes strong case for patch up

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 09:05 AM IST
Taj Mahal 1989 review: Neeraj Kabi and Sheeba Chadha are excellent in this wistful and wise Netflix India original. Seek it out.
Afsos review: Gulshan Devaiah plays a suicidal loser in Amazon Prime’s latest Indian series.
Afsos review: Gulshan Devaiah plays a suicidal loser in Amazon Prime’s latest Indian series.

Afsos review: Amazon’s new Indian show is a pitiful letdown, undeserving of Gulshan Devaiah

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 11:35 AM IST
Afsos review: Amazon Prime’s new Indian series, starring Gulshan Devaiah as a suicidal loser, is a giant let-down after The Family Man and Made in Heaven.
Euphoria review: Zendaya and Hunter Schafer deliver tremendously moving performances in HBO’s new show.
Euphoria review: Zendaya and Hunter Schafer deliver tremendously moving performances in HBO’s new show.

Euphoria review: HBO’s new show is a generation-defining masterpiece. 4.5 stars

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 07:35 PM IST
Euphoria review: HBO’s latest show is a generation-defining masterpiece; tragic and traumatic in equal measure, starring an excellent Zendaya in the lead. Rating: 4.5/5.
Typewriter review: Purab Kohli leads a cast dominated by kids in Sujoy Ghosh’s new Netflix series.
Typewriter review: Purab Kohli leads a cast dominated by kids in Sujoy Ghosh’s new Netflix series.

Typewriter review: Sujoy Ghosh’s Netflix show is a worthy follow-up to Stranger Things, a palate cleanser before Sacred Games

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 08:48 PM IST
Typewriter review: Sujoy Ghosh’s new Netflix horror show is a worthy follow-up to Stranger Things, and a perfect palate cleanser before Sacred Games 2. Rating: 3.5/5.
The Office review: Mukul Chadda stars as the Indian Michael Scott in Hotstar’s embarrassing remake of the American classic.
The Office review: Mukul Chadda stars as the Indian Michael Scott in Hotstar’s embarrassing remake of the American classic.

The Office India review: Hotstar’s embarrassing remake is an unfunny, unnecessary carbon copy of the American classic

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 12:26 PM IST
The Office review: Hotstar’s embarrassing remake of the American classic is an unfunny, and frankly unnecessary carbon copy, more subservient to the original than Dwight was to Michael. Rating: 2/5.
When They See Us review: Ava DuVernay’s limited series reaffirms Netflix’s position as the creator of outstanding art.(Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix)
When They See Us review: Ava DuVernay’s limited series reaffirms Netflix’s position as the creator of outstanding art.(Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix)

When They See Us review: Netflix and Ava DuVernay are doing the Lord’s work

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 12:08 PM IST
When They See Us review: Ava DuVernay’s heartbreaking and hopeful limited series reaffirms Netflix’s prime industry position in allowing artists to work at the peak of their abilities. Rating: 4/5.
Leila review: Huma Qureshi stars in Netflix’s new Indian series, the bravest one they’ve ever made.(Aditya Kapoor/Netflix)
Leila review: Huma Qureshi stars in Netflix’s new Indian series, the bravest one they’ve ever made.(Aditya Kapoor/Netflix)

Leila review: Provocative and political; Huma Qureshi owns Netflix India’s most courageous show yet

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 01:17 PM IST
Leila review: Starring Huma Qureshi, Siddharth and Rahul Khanna, the six-part dystopian show based on Prayaag Akbar’s book is the most courageous thing Netflix India has done. Rating: 4/5.
Good Omens review: David Tennant and Michael Sheen are pure gold on screen.
Good Omens review: David Tennant and Michael Sheen are pure gold on screen.

Good Omens review: Amazon’s lavish new fantasy series is messy, but still better than Game of Thrones

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Good Omens review: Amazon’s lavish new fantasy series, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, is messy, but still a better experience than the final season of Game of Thrones.
The Umbrella Academy review: Netflix assembles a superhero team like no other.
The Umbrella Academy review: Netflix assembles a superhero team like no other.

The Umbrella Academy review: Netflix assembles its own damaged Avengers

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2019 08:30 AM IST
The Umbrella Academy review: Based on Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s comic book, Netflix’s big-budget superhero series is low on heroics, but high on family drama. It’s no Avengers. Rating: 3/5.
Four More Shots Please review: Sayani Gupta plays Damini on the show.
Four More Shots Please review: Sayani Gupta plays Damini on the show.

Four More Shots Please review: Amazon’s ‘sex’ comedy hurts at first but gets better with time

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Srivastava
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2019 05:37 PM IST
Four More Shots Please review: Sure, the women are still having sex without removing their lingerie and the bedsheets are still the biggest saviours of breasts, but these are baby steps in the right direction. Rating: 3/5.
Maniac review: Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in Cary Joji Fukunaga’s trippy new Netflix show.(Netflix)
Maniac review: Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in Cary Joji Fukunaga’s trippy new Netflix show.(Netflix)

Maniac review: Netflix unleashes Emma Stone, Jonah Hill in Cary Fukunaga’s trippy new series

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2018 03:27 PM IST
Maniac review: Visionary director of True Detective, Cary Joji Fukunaga returns with his most ambitious project yet, a mind-bending new Netflix show starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. Rating: 4/5.
The First review: Sean Penn plays astronaut Tom Hagerty in the new show by House of Cards’ Beau Willimon.
The First review: Sean Penn plays astronaut Tom Hagerty in the new show by House of Cards’ Beau Willimon.

The First review: What if Sean Penn starred in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar?

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 11:01 AM IST
The First review: Sean Penn leads the first manned mission to Mars in the new show by House of Cards’ Beau Willimon, a ponderous companion piece to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Rating: 4/5.
Volker Bruch stars as Gereon Rath in Babylon Berlin.
Volker Bruch stars as Gereon Rath in Babylon Berlin.

Babylon Berlin review: We can’t let right-wing nationalism drown us out again

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Babylon Berlin review: As the world is swept by a new wave of right-wing nationalism, here’s a show that reminds us how the Nazis came into power.
Harris Dickinson plays the tragic hero of Trust, J Paul Getty III.
Harris Dickinson plays the tragic hero of Trust, J Paul Getty III.

Trust review: Danny Boyle’s new show is like a Slumdog Millionaire apology

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 09:37 AM IST
Trust review: After Ridley Scott’s controversial All the Money in the World, it is now Danny Boyle’s turn to explore the shady history of one of America’s most unfortunate families: The Gettys.
Bill Hader has written, directed, starred and created HBO’s Barry.
Bill Hader has written, directed, starred and created HBO’s Barry.

Barry review: HBO’s crime-comedy is one of the best new shows of 2018

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 02:29 PM IST
Barry review: Star Bill Hader has created on of his all-time great characters in HBO’s fabulous new show, one of the best of 2018 so far.
arjorie Diehl-Armstrong in a still from Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist.(Netflix)
arjorie Diehl-Armstrong in a still from Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist.(Netflix)

Evil Genius review: Another Netflix stunner from the guys behind Wild Wild Country

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 04:45 PM IST
Evil Genius review: Netflix and the Duplass Brothers follow up Wild Wild Country with another winner, billed as the shocking true story behind America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist.
The Rain is the first Danish original series from Netflix.(Netflix)
The Rain is the first Danish original series from Netflix.(Netflix)

The Rain review: Everyone is going to be talking about Netflix’s new show

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 08:45 AM IST
The Rain review: Netflix’s first Danish original series has the potential to become their new breakout hit. Like Dark and Stranger Things, people are going to be hooked onto this one.
Evan Rachel Wood has emerged from the ensemble cast as the one true hero of the story.(HBO)
Evan Rachel Wood has emerged from the ensemble cast as the one true hero of the story.(HBO)

Westworld season 2 review: Jonathan Nolan deserves Christopher Nolan-level love

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 06:37 PM IST
Westworld season 2 review: Jonathan Nolan - Chris’ younger brother - remodels season 2 of HBO’s new flagship show after its more popular cousin, Game of Thrones. The comparisons are justified.
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