Category: Television

Television shows from India, the US, Canada, and more

Review: The Indian Detective, Episode 1

Netflix original The Indian Detective is fine: convoluted storylines, cheesy puns, frenetic editing, and a fascinating undercurrent about identity and ambition. The premise is fun and unique: a Canadian police officer (Russell Peters, also a […]

Review: Raja, Rasoi, aur Anya Kahaniyan, Episode 1 (2014)

“Is cooking too stereotypical?” I wondered. After all, I enjoy cooking now but eschewed it while I was growing up because it’s girls’ stuff. “Where are all the women?” I wondered, as I watched the […]

Review: Stories by Rabindranath Tagore, Episode 1 (2015)

They are often in just half-light, faces highlighted by dark shadow and lanterns. They are mannered, stiff, the blocking stagey like a play, not a television show or movie. Tagore’s original stories span the 1890s […]

The Office, “Dilwali” (2006)

The American version of The Office is one of my favorite TV shows, and I’ve watched it from beginning to end at least a dozen times. A big appeal is that unlike many American sitcoms, […]