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Friday, August 14, 2020

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 NEWS

TV Rewind | AHS Asylum: Visual finesse with classic horror tropes

July 26, 2020 3:59 pm

American Horror Story Asylum was the season that established that this horror anthology series was here to stay.

TV Rewind | Chernobyl: When bureaucracy accelerates tragedy

July 19, 2020 12:52 pm

Chernobyl is a bleak show that offers no ray of hope. You already know what’s going to happen at the end, but you watch five hours of television just to witness how it all happened.

TV Rewind | Episodes: When Matt LeBlanc parodied himself

July 12, 2020 9:45 am

Episodes acknowledges the stardom of Matt LeBlanc and then proceeds to make fun of it, at his expense. Matt, as an exaggerated version of his real-life persona, too plays to the gallery when everyone drools over his success but refuses to take him seriously.

TV Rewind | Lizzie McGuire: The relatable teen drama

July 05, 2020 4:27 pm

Lizzie McGuire, played by Hillary Duff, was the perfect teen drama that was relatable for regular kids. The show’s central message about accepting who you really are, was well executed.

TV Rewind | The Mindy Project: When a sweet, simple rom-com goes awry

June 28, 2020 3:28 pm

The Mindy Project started wavering in the second season, and while that was easy to adjust with, it was a different show by the time we got to the fourth season.

TV Rewind | Lovesick: The binge-worthy romcom

June 21, 2020 2:55 pm

Lovesick is one of those shows that you start watching on a Sunday afternoon, and by the time your day is over, you are done with it.

TV Rewind | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Kitsch doorway to a deeply emotional story

June 14, 2020 8:44 am

Starring Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was a dark tale wrapped up in neon colours. The show lasted for four years and ended in 2019.

TV Rewind | The People v OJ Simpson: True crime done right

June 08, 2020 8:26 am

Premiering in 2016, American Crime Story's anthology format kicked off with one of the most high profile cases of the 90s, which has also become a part of pop culture.

TV Rewind | Jane the Virgin: The self-aware soap opera

May 31, 2020 1:58 pm

Spanning over five seasons, Jane the Virgin is a self-aware take on telenovelas while it maintains its emotional sincerity.

TV Rewind | Modern Family: The new take on family sitcoms

May 24, 2020 9:58 am

Modern Family was an instant favourite mainly because we had never seen a TV family that was so unique. The characters were unique, and the jokes were hilarious. Each character was written in a way that even their mannerisms made us laugh.