Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicTV shows

Topic: TV shows

Late-night TV shows still matter. They must do what national pastime doesn’t—adapt, evolve

For many viewers, late-night shows are patronising and show hosts point out stark generational discomfort. Ratings may be down, but there's some hope.

Grim, scary, warped — the world of Ozark beyond psychological trauma and physical violence

The medley of several eccentric characters, backed by a superlative script and direction, makes Ozark one of the best thriller-drama web series of the last decade.

Thank god for Netflix and Vir Das. India’s craving comedy and satire, but TVs are a no-go

Clearly, producers and channels know something we don’t — that Indians don’t watch TV to be amused or elevated.

Teen pregnancy, eating disorders, bullying — ‘Remix’ was India’s high school ‘telenovela’

Star One show 'Remix' — that centred around 4 high school students grappling with their teenage years — was relatable, fun and had something for everyone.

M.A.D with Rob, the 2000s craft show on Pogo that turned kids into DIY experts

M.A.D. was anchored by Harun Robert aka Rob, an NID graduate, who could used simple craft tools to turn everyday objects into art.

No audience or visitors on sets, Aarogya Setu must — Centre’s SOP for film, TV production

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar issues central guidelines Sunday, detailing the SOP for cast and crew as they begin shooting after the Covid-19 lockdown.

Netflix promises it won’t run out of TV shows anytime soon, so keep bingeing

Netflix has already finished production on almost all of its slate for this year, and has also finished filming many programmes for next year.

Late night shows are back: How hosts like Colbert, Fallon and Meyers are pulling it off

American hosts of late night shows are shooting from make-shift studios at home as they cover a range of issues in the time of the coronavirus pandemic.

Shah Rukh Khan Fauji 2 must rescue Indian armed forces from Republic TV, Aaj Tak, Zee News

In times of CAA, police encounters, JNU and AMU, and now DSP Davinder Singh, Indian TV serials are still about who loves whom and who loves to hate whom.

Hum Log, India’s first soap opera and DD’s experiment with foreign cinema

The family drama with a social message, Hum Log was a pan-India favourite that everyone identified with.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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