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raman.bhadu

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Does anybody know if this is released in English? I tried looking on the internet but not found anything.
 

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Spoiler: Clarification needed :)
Hmmm...Here's what I did - I watched the last episode again. And I thought I had an explanation for your query. I thought, okay, he might not be paying attention or even thinking about 2 Grimas. He knows there is only one Grima and chances are he ignores the sudden appearance from one place to the other. Probably he is too happy witnessing the change in Grima. Normal. However, there is one scene in the kitchen when all 3 of them were there. He’s talking to Grima2, and Grima1 is right next to him, but he doesn’t even notice that there is another person in the room, never mind that he’s talking to her duplicate? It was annoying and frustrating to watch. However, I came up with this theory:

Kjartan does not "want" to believe that something has changed. He is only concerned about Old Grima being back and he "ignores" the other. Meaning, subtly he is trying to sweep things under the carpet and hoping what he thinks is true. If you observe Thor, Gisli, both knew there is something wrong and "chose" to ignore the "defected" originals and accept the changelings. Kjartan did the same thing. That's why I think he threw away Grima's note and did not ask anything about it to the changeling or to OG. Now all three of them were very happy with their "changed" loved ones. Its like deliberately ignoring something we don't like, and fervently loving something we like. Hoping the disliked one will be gone or disappears magically.

I also think maybe Kjartan knows what's happening, it's his own desire to have his wife back the way she used to be. This could be why the duplicate Grima came into existence. When he dismisses what the original Grima says about her being copied it's not really because he doesn't believe her - after her sister returned from the dead, I think he did. He's just trying to ignore and not think about it. This could have also led Original Grima to believe that her husband does not want her anymore. Hence the Russian Roulette.
 

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Navarasa(NF) : A lot has been written about this series in the media. For me, for a very long time, South Indian cinema was about extravagant fights, tantalizing dances, rhythm filled songs, sometimes too "kiddish" for my taste. A very few of them made a huge, but not enough, impact for me to watch movies from the south.

Navarasa, is an anthology about the 9 emotions of human life. Each episode tells you a story based on these emotions. I will not write about all 9 here. Because I feel this series is something that you should watch and deduce your own conclusion. Southern stalwarts like Prakash Raj, Revathi, Arvind Swamy, Delhi Ganesh, Siddharth, Suriya etc. make this at least a watch. Some stories just hit the right notes, but some are passable.

I made a few discoveries while watching these 9 episodes. Of them, one was that I need to pick and choose more South Indian movies and serials to watch. The other was, I was wrong about a lot of preconceived notions pertaining the movies made down south. I realized, like how I pick a few Hindi movies to watch, I should do the same for South Indian Cinema. I have missed out on a lot of good ones and am now asking around for suggestions :)

I watched some amazing acting last night, some very, very, very pretty actresses, fantastic locations, taut editing, colored stories and amazing music. Also, that Arvind Swamy should pick up direction as well. The episode directed was one of the best ones. Also, now that I have a new found love for South Indian Cinema and Series, I will spend some time in watching those :)

I would suggest, watch Navarasa once.

Oh yes!! Before I forget, can someone help me identifying the brand of wireless white headphones Prayaga Rose Martin was wearing in the last episode? I tried looking for it, but no luck yet. The logo was like 2 "Ls" juxtaposed. Gives it a squarish shape like a non-connected frame. It was over the ear type and the earcups were ovalish in shape.
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This one please :)
 

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SPOILER="What do you think? :)
I think your explanation more or less solves the Kjartan mystery. If we think about it, Grima 2 is the only changeling who is of the same age as the existing one (she could very well be a year younger, going back to the better days when Asa was alive). Asa has been missing only for a year, so there won't be any major physical transformation. The others, Gunhild (20 yrs younger), Mikael (8 yrs old), Gisli's wife ( in her 40s? as opposed to late 50s and bedridden, now). So, each changeling ought to be a manifestation of the desirable traits/thoughts of the survivors. That kind of solves the trouble for now :D

I hope there is no second season, as I feel leaving the viewer a bit confused is better than dishing out all the explanations with a sequel.
 

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Spoiler: my final thoughts :)
Agreed. It needs to be kept at that. But who knows? If you have watched "The Mire", it had the same kind of feel to it. Then the second season came and the entire plot had a different feel to it. Serials like Dark which are so confusing that you need a pen and paper to understand what's happening, are a treat to watch :)

Let me know if there are others you need to discuss :p
 

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If you have watched "The Mire", it had the same kind of feel to it.
Nope! This is on my watch list.

Let me know if there are others you need to discuss :p
I would've liked to discuss "Dark". But unfortunately, I don't remember most of the finer plot points. The final season was a mixed bag for me. It tried to do a lot of things. It was so confusing that after a point, I stopped bothering :D

So, I'll be back to trouble you after completing "The Mire" :)
 
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1. The Golden Girls
2 I Dream of Jeannie
3. The IT Crowd
4. The Jeffersons
5. WKRP in Cincinnati
6. Sanford and Son
7. 227
8. Designing Women
 

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Hit and Run (NF): Set in Israel and America, this is a series which keeps it pace throughout. Barring a few places where the plot loses its narrative, this is a fast paced thriller. There is definitely a second season, so please keep that in mind.

Lior Raz (From Fauda) is a happily married tour guide in Israel. His American wife is killed in a Hit and Run accident. A peek in the details makes it evident that it's not an accident but a murder. He tries to get to the bottom of all this, unraveling a plot full of secrets, mystery and danger. He learns a lot of things which are shocking and intrigues him enough to dig further and put his loved ones in danger. It's the same old Hollywood masala of secrets, lies, murder and revenge.
 

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A Big Little Murder (NF): A 2 part documentary about a murder of a 7 year old kid in one of the reputed schools of Gurugram.


About the series - it's an in depth look into what happened that day. Interviews, insights and other aspects which were reported (I have stopped watching news and reading newspapers since the past 10 years, so am not sure about what the media reported) or not. The first episode is pretty disturbing. I think the makers wanted to deliberately create a sense of shock and fear in the minds of the viewers by showing some uncensored and some faintly blurred photos of the body, and gory description of the wounds and the death by the doctor who conducted the postmortem.
Anyway, this exposes the hypocrisy of our society and more importantly, the callous behavior of schools. There is a huge gap between expectations (of the parents) and reality(of the schools). I think there should have been a third episode investigating the role and the culpability of the school as well. A sad reality of the society that we live in. That's the reason I am practising, promoting, evangelizing Alternative Education, especially Homeschooling!!!
 

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Just started watching a few episodes of Truth Be Told on Apple TV. A podcasting journalist revisits an old murder case that she covered as a reporter decades ago. This is mainly due to the pangs of remorse she feels in the realisation that true justice may not have been meted out on the young man , her reportage scapegoated into being blamed and incarcerated for the crime.
As she bullheadedly investigates, she discovers many disturbing details about the case and finds that she shares more in common with the victim than she had ever realised. The serial has a diverse cast — as seems to be the welcome norm these days — and its subplots have contemporaneous relevance to the social issues of our times.
 
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Gone For Good (NF): A typical run of the mill fare in French based on Harlan Coben's novel. Nothing much to write about. Its a typical crime drama with childish twists and turns. Screenplay looser than an adult trouser on a child and story going in all directions as the fireworks in the sky.
Give it a miss! Seriously!
 

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Shantit Kranti (Sony Liv) : A real gem out there! A Dil Chahta Hai -isque story about 3 friends, each with their own burdens and existential problems. They have only one solution to their problems - GOA! And when they encounter new problems in their life this time, they plan a trip to Goa only to be tricked by one of them and land up at a Eco Retreat near Lonavala. Their 6 days stay there and their discoveries about their own selves and their inner strength forms the part of the story.

With Shantit Kranti both TVF and Sony LIV have a winner on their hands. The acting is superb. Abhay Mahajan (Shreyas), Lalit Prabhakar (Prasanna), Shikha Talsania(Neha), Sagar Yadav (Shinde), Ninad Gore (Chotu) all are naturals. But I think Alok Rajawade as Dinar rises above them all. I loved the dialgoues, the typical Marathi humour and the sarcastic Puneri Humour makes this a treat to watch. Heavily relying on the DCH concept, and the makers do not deny this, this series deserves at least a few seasons after this with the same entertainment and simplicity factor.
It was nice to see Paula McGlynn act and direct some episodes and speak Marathi. Same goes for Shikha Talsania, daughter of the famous Tiku Talsania, though not as fluent as a native speaker.:)

A definite watch if you like light and airy serials.
 

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Hit and Run (NF): Set in Israel and America, this is a series which keeps it pace throughout. Barring a few places where the plot loses its narrative, this is a fast paced thriller. There is definitely a second season, so please keep that in mind.

Lior Raz (From Fauda) is a happily married tour guide in Israel. His American wife is killed in a Hit and Run accident. A peek in the details makes it evident that it's not an accident but a murder. He tries to get to the bottom of all this, unraveling a plot full of secrets, mystery and danger. He learns a lot of things which are shocking and intrigues him enough to dig further and put his loved ones in danger. It's the same old Hollywood masala of secrets, lies, murder and revenge.

Starting watching this. It is not very gripping.
 

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Liar (Voot) - A school teacher accuses a renowned surgeon of rape. Whether he did it or not, we discover this pretty early in the series. The twist in the story is when this surgeon is found murdered in a Bog. A usual whodunnit affair, the story ends on a bizarre note. Spanned over two seasons, its a tepid series to watch.

One Dollar (Voot): Starts with a One Dollar Bill with an identification mark, changing hands. The story is connected by this dollar and whoever has it with them. It also has a connection to a strange multiple murder that happens in a small town where everyone knows everyone. How this dollar bill moves around and how these people are connected together is the story. Personally, it was confusing. But thankfully it ended.

SS-GB (Lionsgate Play) - This is a slow paced detective thriller set in Germany occupied England. Douglas Archer is an SY investigator who is investigating a murder of an Englishman. This murdered guy has his links with the Resistance and that's what makes it more intriguing to the various factions controlling parts of London - Russians, Germans and English. SS-GB is combination of espionage and murder with a little bit of corruption thrown in. I liked the way it was set, a lot of attention was paid to the details to create a post-war environment. The costume superb, the sets awesome and the dialogues punchy. A series with lots of dialogue and less action needs to have weighty lines and punches. SS-GB has that. Sam Riley who plays Douglas has a hoarse whisper kinda voice that adds uniqueness to his character. I wonder if that's his original voice. Highly rated on Rotten Tomatoes, I am not sure if there is a second season, but it does leave us wondering what next after the climax.

Panchayat (APV) - I believe I was late in watching this. But I would recommend this to all who haven't watched it yet.

Potluck(SonyLiv) - A story of a family who meet every weekend for a potluck over lunch or dinner to strengthen their family bond. This system stemmed from the fact that the father - Mr. Shastri is not well and thus its only prudent for the entire family to spend some time with each other. Need of the hour I must say :) Well, with their unique family members - Govind Shastri- Father, Kitu Gidwani - Mother, Cyrus Sahukar - Elder Son, Harman Singha - Younger Son, Shikha Talsania -Daughter, Ira Dubey and Saloni Khanna -DsIL, this series is a like a breath of fresh air highlighting the feeling of togetherness that is missing in our lives today. Potluck is a refreshing family entertainer where a father is trying to bring his family together. Each of them have their own lives to live, but by coming together strengthens their bond as a family. A must watch if you like light and family entertainers.

More to come :-D
 

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Loved Candy on Voot, one of the best scripts I have seen in a Hindi TV series. The acting by some actors was not up to the mark but the script more than made up for it
 

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Grahan on Hotstar. After a long time found something worth recommending in Hindi. Its essentially a love story in the backdrop of 1984 riots. Emotional and impactful story with great performances from lead actors
 

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I see a lot of the webseries mentioned here are not available in India. Do you guys use VPN or any other hack for watching them
 
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