Boundless Binge

Issue: #1

Natasha Malpani Oswal

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What are you watching this pandemic?

With every digital platform buying, releasing and promoting enough films and series to keep you glued to the screen for three-quarters of a lifetime, give or take, what is it that you choose to watch when you want to wind down — after a gruelling workday of sitting in bed and staring at your computer screen?

Are action adventures your go-to before hitting the sack? Maybe a heart-warming drama? Or a romantic comedy that brings a smile to your face? Thrillers make time fly by and the classics are timeless. Documentaries are fascinating, sure- but are they as good as the fantastic worlds sci-fi has to offer? Also, there’s… phew, it’s tiring going through SO MUCH content and deciding what to watch. It just seems easier to watch what you’ve already seen and know, right?

Sometimes, an algorithm just won’t cut it. Luckily, watching these shows is our job. Let us make life easier for you, by doing all the heavy lifting of consuming content, so that you can focus on the truly great stories!

We’ll share a few high-quality film and series recommendations with you every month. And no, we aren’t going to try to explain some special camera used or the subtext in the mise-en-scene. We’ll leave that piece of intellectualisation to the critics. We’ll keep it simple and tell you about the little things that we think might make you fall in love with these films and series, in the first place.

Dark

One-sentence summary: A family saga with a science fiction twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two children exposes the relationship among four families.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery

On top of the list is a series you might’ve seen on the top of a bunch of other lists, but it can be talked about time and time again [pun fully intended]. Despite having been commissioned only for three seasons, the show has managed to tell its story across seven time periods. It weaves them together in a complex, intricate manner breaking rules of easily computable logic, which we expect from each film/show and are regularly disappointed by for their lack of originality or innovation. In a show where the mother is the daughter and the daughter is the mother…

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Natasha Malpani Oswal

poet/ producer. telling stories for a new india @ boundless media. author of reinvention and boundless.