Tuesday, December 09, 2014

TV musings

I know Thomas Friedman used the term in a different context but can I misappropriate it for my next observation on Television.

The World is truly flat. 

Yeterday's TV shows screened in America are available today in India... Globalization has well and truly kicked in....and am I loving it !!!

So, The Newsroom is winding down to the last few episodes and The Americans premieres in late January, House of Cards Season 3 in late February & Sherlock god-knows-when. So what do I do in the meanwhile? I just finished Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip for the 2nd time and it was so much fun watching Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet, Matthew Perry and co: that its finally dawning on me that Sorkin could never be back in TV again and boy, would I miss him. Sigh.

Anyway, read this interesting piece on Best 20 shows of 2014 and was surprised by a few names in the list.

I am really now intrigued by Orange is the new black & Louie (which is actually showing on Indian telly).

Till January, here I go....

EPL mid-season review

14 games is a fair time to pass judgement on a season well underway so just before we get into the Festive season fixtures, here is my team of the season so far

Clyne - Cahill - Terry - Cresswell
Alexis - Matic - Fabregas - Downing
Aguero - Costa


Manager: Ronald Koeman

Yes, it is quite heavy on Saints but I have been mightily impressed by them and they deserve all the accolades they are getting despite the recent reverses.

My tips for the season

  • Chelsea to win by 6 points
  • City, Utd and Arsenal to finish in the CL Places.
  • Southampton and Spurs to play Thursday night football.
  • Everton and Swansea to miss out on Europe.
  • Aston Villa, QPR and Burnley to get relegated. Leicester squeak through on the last day.  

...and while we are at it, Real Madrid to successfully defend La Decima. Mourinho to park the bus and beat Guardiola in one of the earlier rounds. Everton to go far in the Europa league, maybe even till last 4.

You heard it here first.