Sacred Games, Thirteen Reasons Why, Leila – the list of Netflix shows that end up making us feel sad or anguished is endless. In such trying times, we can all use a dose or two of wholesomeness, laughter, and tears of happiness.
If you agree, it’s time you scheduled a binge-watch session for Netflix’s Queer Eye!
What is Queer Eye all about?
Five gay guys take on the challenge of making the nominee’s (or hero’s) life better in various aspects. Over the course of a week, they help these heroes get back on track with their lives and set their priorities straight. They show the heroes how to lead happier, cleaner, and more earnest lives.
The heroes on the show are diverse – from a young black lesbian woman, a trans man, to a liberal mayor and a single dad – this show sheds light on various lives, struggles, and realities.
It is a spin-off of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
The Fab Five
Called the Fab Five, the hosts of the show are Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Tan France, and Bobby Derek are in charge of and experts in food and wine, grooming, culture, fashion, and decor respectively.
They each spend quality time with the heroes and get to know them. It helps people grow authentically and realistically.
Queer Eye will make you cry!
…and that’s perhaps as close we can get to a negative for this show. And even then, you will cry looking at how beautifully these heroes grow over the week – from not even shaking hands to straight up asking for a group hug, coming out to their loved ones, and learning how to love themselves ferociously.
New episodes of Queer Eye
The new “Queer Eye: We’re In Japan!” comes out on November 1st and fans could not be more excited!
The Fab Five will immerse themselves in the culture and heritage of Japan. We’ll get to know about the country as they help out the four heroes of this season. Check out the teaser here.
Radhika Apte And Sacred Games Among 4 Indian Nominations For International Emmy
The International Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday and features four Indian nominations. Netflix’s India Original series Sacred Games, miniseries Lust Stories and Amazon Prime Video’s The Remix are nominated for the awards. Actress Radhika Apte is also nominated for the best actress award for her performance in Lust Stories.
Sacred Games for best drama
The much appreciated second season of Sacred Games which stars Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles has been nominated in ‘Best Drama’ category. It is contesting against Contra Todos- Season 3, Bad Banks and McMAfia. Siddique also features in McMafia in a key role.
Anurag Kashyap and Niraj Ghaywan directed the second season of Sacred Games.
Radhika Apte for best actress
Highly acclaimed actress Radhika Apte features in one of the four segments of Lust Stories and is nominated in the ‘best performance by an actress’ category. Other nominations in this category include Marina Gera for Orok Tel, Jenna Coleman for The Cry, Marjorie Estiano for Sob Pressao 2.
Netflix India’s delightfully shared the news of the nominations on its Twitter handle.
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) September 19, 2019
Lust Stories for best miniseries
Lust Stories, which is a 4 segment miniseries is nominated in the category of best TV movie/ miniseries. It is a work of directors Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, and Dibakar Banerjee. Other nominations in this category are Trezor, Safe Harbour, and Se Eu Fechar Os Olhos Agora.
Kashyap, who is over the moon after having two of his series find a place in nominations shared the news on his Instagram handle.
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What a day . 3 Emmy Nominations . 1.lust stories (best miniseries) 2.Sacred Games (best Drama) 3. Radhika Apte(best actress-Lust Stories) #internationalemmy @netflix_in @radhikaofficial @karanjohar @zoieakhtar @rsvpmovies @ashidua #dibakar @vikramadityamotwane @ishikamohanmotwane @vidushak ufff
The Remix for best non-scripted entertainment
The non-scripted entertainment category nominations feature Amazon Prime Video’s The Remix.
It is surely a delightful day for the Indian entertainment industry as four nominations found their place in International Emmy Awards. Here’s keeping our fingers crossed and hoping to bring Emmy home. The Winners of the same will be announced in at a ceremony on November 25, 2019, in New York.
Also read: B-Town Dazzles At The Starry IIFA 2019!
Hailee Steinfeld Shines In The Trailer For ‘Dickinson’
Apple TV+ just dropped a new trailer for ‘Dickinson’ and it’s truly gorgeous. This is their new half-hour period drama centred around the great poet Emily Dickinson. The trailer cuts to beautiful scenic shots with enchanting background music and stunning visuals. Hailee Steinfeld portrays Emily Dickinson with a streak of rebellion. It features young poet Emily Dickinson wanting to write in a world that forbids her to. The trailer also references her famous poem, “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” where we have none other than Wiz Khalifa making an appearance as ‘Death’ itself.
The series has been created, written and executive produced by Alena Smith and executive produced by Hailee Steinfeld. “Dickinson”, the drama stars Hailee Steinfeld, Jane Krakowski, Toby Huss, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, and Adrian Blake Enscoe with Wiz Khalifa as a guest star. Watch the breath-taking trailer below!
As one can clearly see from the trailer, an attempt is made to blend the old and the new. With Emily Dickinson’s values and struggles intact, the drama seems to loosen up the vocabulary and course of interactions between the characters. There is also strong undertones of teen angst and quirky humour that has sure piqued the interest of viewers.
AppleTV also shared their trailer on their Instagram account. Whilst this Apple TV series has been pitched as a comedy, one can clearly see that the show has in no way undermined the struggle of women and their lack of freedom to pursue their interests. The trailer stands as a reminder that those times weren’t easy and a woman was barely her own person. Emily Dickinson played by Hailee Steinfeld is set to portray all that and more in this new series. The story seems intriguing and the thrust of modernity in tone will interest even those not familiar with the iconic poet.
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Here’s How Hasan Minhaj Called Out Justin Trudeau’s Hypocrisy
Hasan Minhaj is not known for his silence. This is the guy who spoke out against Saudi Arabia’s blatant human rights violation on his Netflix show. So when the Canadian government’s terrible actions regarding climate change came to light, fans knew this episode was coming. In the episode titled “The Two Sides of Canada,” we get to see the handsome and charming face of Canada, Justin Trudeau, in contrast with the reality of their actions.
Hasan Rips Into Trudeau With His Trademark Wit
At a time when so many reporters and journalists refuse to question authority, Minhaj comes as a breath of fresh air.
In this episode, he confronted the Canadian PM with all the burning questions.
Quebec’s Secularism Bill was brought up – it is exactly the opposite as it sounds. And yes, so was marginalization of indigenous communities. Obviously, Hasan left no stone unturned.
The PM was left with no choice but to answer. Unfortunately, his efforts to deflect the questions, or use diplomacy are difficult to ignore.
Middle Aged Men, or World Leaders?
In a funny part of the episode that flips between an interview and the set, we see them playing a game.
Hasan shows Trudeau some photos of men and asks him to guess whether they are random middle-aged men or actual world leaders. And, guess what? The Canadian PM did well, but got Equador’s leader wrong!
Trudeau: The “White Panther” of Canada
But why are we so surprised that Canada is doing such troubling things?
The truth is, popular media has painted Canada to be this futuristic place where everyone is treated equally, where democracy and free healthcare exist in full swing, and people drink maple syrup and have Tim Hortons in total bliss.
So when these terrible deals that are causing wars and destruction come up in Canada’s name – people were bound to get unsettled. To drive home the point, Hasan compares Trudeau to the fictional country of Wakanda! Trudeau smiles awkwardly and tries to accept the “compliment”.
Click here to watch the full episode on YouTube.
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