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Thursday, May 19, 2022

TV Rewind

In this weekly column, we look back at popular international television shows that made a mark. Comedy, science fiction or drama, if it deserves to be seen, we have it covered.


TV Rewind | Designated Survivor: New, but not improved Jack Bauer

March 27, 2021 8:43 pm

Designated Survivor follows Thomas Kirkman, played by Kiefer Sutherland, who happens to become the President of the United States after an explosion at the Capitol kills everyone who is in the line of Presidential succession.

TV Rewind | Homeland: Claire Danes at her vulnerable best

March 20, 2021 8:13 am

Starring Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Damien Lewis, Homeland lasted for eight seasons.

TV Rewind | Suits: Meghan Markle's spark stood out even before her royal days

March 13, 2021 8:18 am

Before she became a Duchess, Meghan Markle was on her way to becoming a successful actor. Playing Rachel Zane in Suits, Meghan showed that spark on television which can now be seen by the rest of the world.

TV Rewind | Community: Meta humour that has aged well

February 27, 2021 8:09 am

Community fans are still hoping for the day when their wish for 'Six seasons and a movie' is finally granted. Until then, the show's fandom is only getting bigger.

TV Rewind | United States of Tara: When Toni Collette awed us with her many avatars

February 20, 2021 8:16 am

Based on a concept by Steven Spielberg, United States of Tara lasted for three seasons between 2009-2011 and has gathered a niche following in the last decade.

TV Rewind | Veep: When political satire gets too close to real life

February 13, 2021 3:04 pm

Veep is a satirical comedy that follows politician Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as she tries every trick in the book to become President of the United States.

TV Rewind | The Undoing: Beautiful, predictable, dissatisfying – in that order

February 07, 2021 10:11 am

Starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland among others, The Undoing is on its way to sweeping the awards season.

TV Rewind | White Collar: A lightweight crime drama

January 30, 2021 8:04 am

Created by Jeff Eastin, White Collar starred Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay in the lead roles.

TV Rewind | The River: When Paranormal Activity met Lost

January 22, 2021 4:54 pm

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and created by Oren Peli and Michael R Perry, The River had a short run of one season but it genuinely had the potential for a lot more.

TV Rewind | The Carrie Diaries: The Sex and the City prequel that tried and failed

January 16, 2021 10:03 am

The Carrie Diaries sets itself up as the prequel to Sex and the City and tries to reveal 'What made Carrie the way she is', but in a PG fashion.