1). Dhol (7.25/10): A classic. Have seen this tons of times and I revisit it time to time to lift my spirits up. Among the comedy movies that have multiple leads, I would perhaps rank this behind Dhamaal, but above Golmaal, Masti, Fukrey, etc. As usual for Priyadarshan movies, the movie is more about how characters react to a situation rather than the logic behind how the situation happened. The chemistry between the guys is superb. I wish it had been a hit.
1). Dave (7/10): A show that I never even considered watching until I saw that it got good reviews from viewers and was renewed for S2. This show I guess is a slightly juvenile version of Master of None. Based on and starring a rapper that I have not heard of before (Lil Dicky), it's a funny series that chronicles his attempts to become a successful rapper. What I really liked about the series was it's dialogue. It felt less like it was written by a big team of writers and more like a couple of friends just riffing and writing down their most random thoughts. The humour can range from silly d-i-c-k jokes to really absurd stuff, but it made me laugh (or at least grin) several times. The drawbacks would be the inconsistent personality of the lead (can be a nice, warm human being to an egomaniac in a second), and that the acting from the lead isn't exactly good. Plus the episodes don't have much connection to each other as whole. And some forced relationship drama right at the end. Anyway, I don't even like rap songs but this show manages to make the journey of a rapper fun. If you just want a half hour show with decent characters saying absurd things to one another, give it a watch. It's just one season so far.
2). Space Force (rating after I finish it): The 2 main guys behind The Office coming together to make a series for Netflix because they are losing The Office soon. Well, this show was presented as a replacement to The Office from the start, and it was wrong. This show is nothing like that show. In fact it is a bit of a nothing show. From the first 2.5 episodes, it is just forced attempts at humour while taking jabs at Trump. The great ensemble cast does nothing for it and the series so far feels hollow and just made for money (Carell is making $1m per episode). I am still going to finish it because Greg Daniels has a history with poor first seasons (The Office, Parks and Rec), but my hopes aren't high. Greg's other show released earlier this year (Upload) is much better and that deserves more attention. But this show will obviously get more initial popularity due to its relation to The Office.
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Content of the Week: Dave.