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Looking for a quick list of recommendations before the year ends? We catch you up on some of the best movies and shows that released in 2018. Tatsam Mukherjee lists his Top 5 Bollywood movies while Neha Mathews recommends her Top 5 English sitcoms, so you have plenty to choose from! You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com (mailto:podcasts@indianexpress.com) . If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
You many know show-runner Amy Sherman-Palladino from Gilmore Girls, a show that followed the lives of Lorelei Gilmore and her daughter Rory in the wonderful town of Stars Hollow. Or you may know her from her latest offering, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Ektaa Malik and Ameya Nagrajan join Neha Mathews to discuss the fantastic, kitschy and problematic world of Amy Sherman-Palladino. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
For today's episode, we're mixing it up. Instead of recommending three different movies or shows, Sharanya Subramaniyan and Neha Mathews discuss Mike Schur, the creator and director of some splendid shows like The Office, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Parks and Recreation and The Good Place. From Schure's brand of comedy to why each of his shows makes for some hilarious, 'nicecore' TV- this episode has a bunch of recommendations for you.
Looking for ways to stay warm this weekend? Ameya Nagarajan reccomends Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah's Netflix stand up special, Son of Patricia. Turns out it's a great show for people who aren't really stand up enthusiasts. Next up, dog lover and serial dog fosterer Prayag Arora Desai joins Neha Mathews to discuss the Netflix documentary, Dogs. Last Tatsam Mukherjee steps in to recommend Creed 2, the eighth installment in the Rocky film series, and 2.0 the Tamil, 3D, science fiction movie. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
The Coen brothers are back with a brand new trigger happy Western Anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Film critic and leading columnist Shubhra Gupta joins us to discuss why the movie is such a joyride. Next up, Tatsam Mukherjee joins us to talk about Mirzapur, an Indian crime thriller on Amazon Prime which follows two brothers and their quest for power in a lawless city. Last, if you feel like you're ready to put your love of the Harry Potter universe away for good, Ektaa Malik is here to make a case for Crimes of Grindelwald, arguably the worst movie in the franchise. You can find some of the shows and movies mentioned on this episode here: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (https://www.netflix.com/title/80200267) Mirzapur (https://www.primevideo.com/detail/0PDOKMV9CRLOMO5EUKNCUJLG4Q/?ref_=dvm_pds_gen_in_as_s_gt_mirzapurlaunchfree|c_312295856783_m_N5pbyxQ0-dc_s_&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrr-4nY3q3gIVko2PCh01bwoAEAAYASAAEgJtCvD_BwE) You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
Today's episode has Tatsam Mukherjee recommending Homecoming, a psychological thriller web series starring Julia Roberts that recently released on Amazon Prime. Next, Shamita Harsh talks about the US drama series (and sobfest) This is Us, about the lives of a three siblings and a mother grappling with the father's death. You can stream This is Us on Hotstar. Last, Yash Sharma has a throwback recommendation for us- the 2007 crime mystery starring Abhay Deol and Gul Panag- Manorama Six feet Under, available to watch on Netflix. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
Ektaa Malik joins us to discuss Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, a Netflix original series in which comedian Hasan Minhaj deep dives into issues with a brown perspective and plenty of jokes. Next, Joshua Thomas explains why we should binge on Netflix's Bodyguard, a series starring Richard Madden as a war veteran assigned to protect a sociapathic politician. Last, Kanishk Singh raves about the absurd Om Dar-B-Dar, a 1988 Indian postmodernist film directed by Kamal Swaroop.
The Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image or MAMI festival finished yesterday so for those curious about festival favourites to look out for, we're dedicating most of this episode to discuss the best of MAMI. First, Sharanya Subramaniyan joins us to talk about some foreign cinema she watched and recommends we try and get a hold of. Next, Tatsam Mukherjee talks about some of his favourite movies from the festival that are slated to release soon. If you're not the type to jot down movies to watch in the distant future, we've got Ankita Bose telling us why we need to tune in to Patrick Melrose, a drama miniseries starring Benedict Cumberbatch, available to stream on Hotstar.
Most of us have that one movie or show that impacted us profoundly. Maybe you watched a documentary that turned you off meat forever or maybe you watched Whiplash and decided it is never too late to be a musical prodigy (it is). On today's episode, our guests tell us what pop culture affected them deeply. First, Somya Lakhani and Sukrita Baruah join Neha Mathews to discuss why Fleabag is such a raunchy, fun and profound show about an unpleasant but endearing woman. Next, Siddhant Pandey lets us in on a deeply personal incident and how The Legend of Korra helped him brave it out. Last, Joshua Thomas talks about a movie he watched at the MAMI festival years ago, a movie that gave him a little perspective to his own life, the 1953 Japanese drama film Tokyo Story.
Forgot to plan that weekend getaway? You know we got you covered. Special correspondent Ektaa Malik explains why Tumbbad, a film directed by debutant Rahi Anil Barve and Adesh Prasad, is such a genre-bending and exciting film. Next, Sharanya Subramaniyan explains why Netflix's Salt Fat Acid Heat is fun, instructional, delicious and unlike any other cooking show out there. Last, Prayag Arora joins Neha Mathews as they discuss why everyone should watch Netflix's Big Mouth, an adult animated show about just how gross and hilarious puberty is.
This week has left most of us exhausted so maybe it's a good time to step back and watch some feel-good movies and shows. First, Sonia Thomas from BuzzFeed recommends we tune in to the best reality how of all time, RuPaul's Drag Race. Next, comedian Pavitra Shetty talks about a movie she watches every time she feels down, The Intern starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. Last, Joshua and Neha discuss the YouTube channels they binge watch. You can find the shows and movies mentioned on this episode here: RuPaul's Drag Race (https://www.netflix.com/watch/80185144?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2Ce4d206d6-9fd4-45ba-a4cb-b666488a7685-12550959%2C%2C) Shin Lim magic (https://www.youtube.com/user/shinlimmagic) Hot Ones (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAzrgbu8gEMLTBXKb0BtKDgrR9Qe8UKwe) Contrapoints (https://www.youtube.com/user/ContraPoints)
Tired of the news cycle? Kick back and watch some of these great shows this weekend. First, Ankita Bose and Neha Mathews discuss the fifth season of Brooklyn Nine Nine, a comedy series that follows a team of detectives. Next, Sharanya Subramanian joins us to discuss Insecure, a show with a great cast, sharp writing and fresh music that follows the frustratingly relatable lives of two African American women just doing their thing. Last, Ankita and Neha gush about Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss' Netflix stand up special Jigsaw, which has reportedly broken up about 7000 couples around the world, till date.
Sure the weather is great but wouldn't you prefer to stay in and binge on Netflix and movies? Sharanya Subramaniyan tells us why the American comedy show The Good Place is one of the funniest shows on TV right now. Next, Ameya Nagarajan explains why adults are just as likely to enjoy the hit Netflix teen romance film To All The Boys I Loved Before. Last, Joshua Thomas and Neelima talk about Mahanati, the bilingual biopic which traces the tragic life of South Indian superstar Savitri. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find us on www.indianexpress.com/audio.
This week, we're celebrating shows that racked up awards at the 2018 Emmys. First Tatsam Mukherjee and Shamita Harsh discuss why Netflix's The Crown deserves its awards and its ridiculously high budget. Next, Shamita and Neha talk about why they love The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, available on Amazon Prime. Last, Shashank Bhargava explains why USS Callister is such a standout Black Mirror episode.
What should you watch this weekend? Arun George convinces us that the machismo and explosions of Shane Black's sci-fi action movie The Predator is a good two hours of mindless fun. Next, Ektaa Malik discusses how Netflix's Atypical, a show about a teenage boy on the Autism spectrum and his family, broadens its scope for its second season and makes for a compelling watch. Last Shashank Bhargava and Neha Mathews explain why Netflix's Bojack Horseman, a critically-acclaimed adult animated show about a self-loathing humanoid horse, is currently one of the best television shows and wrap up with some more adult animated show recommendations. You can watch the shows and movies mentioned on this episode here: The Predator (https://in.bookmyshow.com/movies/the-predator/ET00069930) Atypical Season 2 (https://www.netflix.com/watch/80195739?trackId=200257859) Bojack Horseman (https://www.netflix.com/watch/70298930?trackId=14277281&tctx=0%2C0%2Cd8b2557f-440e-434d-8a30-83f1b816caf0-5122314%2C%2C) Rick and Morty (https://www.netflix.com/watch/80098733?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2Ceb21ac47-d243-4424-91d0-f062b4d3d649-5140854%2C%2C) Animals. (https://www.hbo.com/animals) You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes so other people can find us. Our entire podcast catalogue is available on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
To celebrate the repeal of Section 377 in India and the decriminalization of all sex acts between consenting adults, we're dedicating our first two segments to queer themes. First, Inuth writer Kanishk Singh joins Neha Mathews to discuss director Faraz Arif Anasari's short film Sisak, a silent movie that explores intimacy between two men on a Mumbai local train. Next Siddhant Pandey, Kanishk and Neha discuss their favourite queer characters from movies and shows including Brooklyn Nine Nine's Captain Holt and Rosa, Aligarh's Dr. Siras, Sense 8's Nomi Marks and Amanita and Black Mirror's Kelly and Yorkie among others. Last, our sound producer Joshua Thomas returns for his weekly segment in which he explains what goes into sound design for movies or shows. Today, Joshua explains how sound is used in action movies create an impact.
This week, Ektaa Malik, a senior correspondent who covers culture and cinema for Indian Express, joins us to discuss the Amazon Prime series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan in which actor John Krasinski plays a CIA analyst pushed onto the field for the first time. Next, Tatsam Mukherjee joins us to discuss the Netflix miniseries Ghoul starring the omnipresent Radhika Apte. Last, our producer Joshua Thomas talks about how sound is used to create impact like jump scares in horror movies or explosions in action movies. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes so other people can find us. Our entire podcast catalogue is available on indianexpress.com/audio.
We're changing up our segments a little bit to include one that we think gives you a peek behind the scenes of your favourite movies and shows. Our sound producer and designer Joshua Thomas joins us to give us a primer about what goes into the sound in movies, with examples from Star Wars. Next, Manoj Kumar, our reviewer from Bangalore, joins us to talk about the famous Tamil movie that becoming a runaway hit, Kolaamavu Kokila. Last Upamanyu Das, our head intern, sits down with us to discuss the subtle appeal of comedian Demetri Martin's stand up special on Netflix called The Overthinker. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes so other people can find us. Our entire podcast catalogue is available on indianexpress.com/audio.
Since it's Independence week, we decided to put the spotlight on some of the movies we think reflect the many realities of India. First up film critic Shubhra Gupta talks about the recently released, Mulk. Next, Arun George and Tatsam Mukherjee join me to discuss why the underrated movies Thithi and Court are a must-watch. Last, Tatsam and Arun discuss their favourite Nagraj Manjule movies: Fandry and Sairat. Links to the movies: Thithi (https://www.netflix.com/watch/80107370?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2Ca5937624-461f-484e-ae71-f3c6310c7b93-32624081%2C%2C) Court (https://www.netflix.com/watch/80017218?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2C119b178b0ef5bb86eb70c8b504d4a237b4f669f7%3Acf41a234f8773714e78ee63de7fc757b86d78477%2C%2C) Fandry (https://www.netflix.com/watch/80084454?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2C5074b08ec4b040c74883a46f2a3fd5fd892c9ab2%3Ab3b67f7519b4eb043ad80042cb29381324268047%2C%2C) Sairat (https://www.netflix.com/watch/80124313?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C1%2C5074b08ec4b040c74883a46f2a3fd5fd892c9ab2%3Ab3b67f7519b4eb043ad80042cb29381324268047%2C%2C) You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes so other people can find us. Our entire podcast catalogue is available on indianexpress.com/audio.
Better Life Foundation, a mockumentary format Indian comedy show, is back for it's second season on Hotstar and our hosts can't get enough of it. Listen to Tatsam Mukherjee and Neha Mathews discuss what makes the show work so well. Next, Shashank Bhargava joins Neha to discuss the Japanese reality  show (with English subtitles) Terrace House: Opening New Doors. Last, Neelima Bhamidipati and Tatsam discuss their favourite Star Bestsellers, an Indian anthology series from 1999 that showcased the work of now-famous directors and actors like Anurag Kashyap, KK Menon and Irfan Khan. The series is available on Hotstar and YouTube. Links to the shows and movies: Better Life Foundation Season 2 (https://www.hotstar.com/tv/better-life-foundation/s-1393/seasons/season-2/ss-5903) Terrace House: Opening New Doors (https://www.netflix.com/title/80212301) Star Bestsellers (https://www.hotstar.com/tv/star-bestsellers/s-341) (more…) (https://indianexpress.com/audio/what-to-watch-this-weekend/why-you-should-definitely-watch-better-life-foundation-season-2/#more-5300510)
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