Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 5 best Action, Adventure or Mystery TV Series

You know it is that time of the year, when music albums like ‘Top Remix Hungamas of 2009’ and articles like ‘2009: The year almost gone by!’ crop up like scandalized politicians!  It is that time of the year here at TMH too! And the entire team (wink wink) here at TMH thought that it would be a good time to slip in a list of ours too!

This is a list of 5 best action, adventure or Mystery TV series. A cleverly designed category that maps to the way the human brain organizes information (wink wink). Let’s get to it!

Prison Break: At #5 we have Prison Break, a series which combines action, adventure and loads of impossible ingenuity. It is at #5 because it does tend to stretch reality through lots of co-incidences. Only a tad though. An awfully good ‘watch’ nevertheless!
Honorable mention: Heroes

Castle: #4 is a whodunit murder mystery series with a superlative cast. Smart, funny dialogues coupled with excellent plot lines make this TV Series an unbeatable one. Extra points for the lead actors: Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. Honorable mention: The Old FoxAgatha Christie’s Poirot.

X Files: Coming in at #3 is the X-Files. A dark, chilling, mystery series, with oodles and oodles of small-town America thrown in for the mood. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson do ample justice to the main characters. The first few seasons were probably the best ever. The truth… is still out there!

Star Trek – The Original Series: This is at #2 only because it is from the sixties, mere technicality. Childhood defining, this series had it all: Mystery, Adventure, Charm, Action and Space. Space – The final frontier. This series has changed television, technology and millions of lives. Honorable mention: Star Trek - Voyager

House MD: At #1 is this medical mystery. Probably the smartest, funniest and coolest TV series ever. A supremely talented cast led by Hugh Laurie, who plays the role of a genius doctor leading a team of diagnosticians. Smart dialogues and Sherlockian deductions, this is the grand daddy of all TV series.

If you feel that any other TV series should have featured here, drop us a comment!

A recovering economy, tainted politicians stepping down and with monster policemen almost behind bars, 2009 is in fact closing on a high note. TMH wishes its millions of readers’ (wink wink) lots of hope and cash in 2010! (Wishes are for real! – No wink wink)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Avatar - The Phenomenon

I have never seen anything like this before! Nothing!

This movie has re-defined film-making, taking things to all new levels. I was a bit apprehensive seeing this movie at first. All Friday morning I heard reviews from radio-critics saying that the film is ‘good’ in an ‘ok’ sort of a way. Go to the theatres to enjoy the special effects – they said!

Radio critics argued, there weren’t many plot elements, the story is too simple! They failed to see that, that was exactly the intention. Epics don’t have complex stories. Odyssey, Ramayana, Mahabharata, you name it. The setting is magical – and therein lies the secret! Like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, Avatar takes you on a journey to a very possible, yet magical setting. Simple, fast-paced story telling with enough plot twists to keep you glued to your 3D goggles! Now I know radio-critics weren’t around when God was handing out the noodles!

Almost all 3D movies I have seen in the past are about comical houseflies making it to the moon or blurry documentaries on humpback whales! The single most popular tool used by 3D directors in the past was thingamajigs poking out of the screen. Now clichéd, like horror movie screams. James Cameron has deliberately avoided that annoying avenue. He has composed each shot with careful attention to the depth of field in a way that makes you feel immersed in the action.

Now, other 3D movies will look up to the Avatar’s ankles!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quips on the go!

President Zardari had a $60 Million embarrassment recently. Which was his third most embarrassing moment; after his $100 Million and $200 Million embarrassments!

According to this news report, terrorists have sneaked into India. Authorities are looking for Pashtoons and Afghans. While that may be a good idea, they may also want to look at people carrying AK-47s, grenades and howitzers!

Sources have revealed Tiger Woods’ 14th mistress! In other related news the Tiger signed hefty sponsorship deals with Play-Boy, Hole-in-One, The Birdie and the Bunny, Strokes under par and Iron Drive, all pro-golfer magazines!

Abu Dhabi has given Dubai $10 Billion in a surprise bailout package! Who was it that said Santa Claus did not exist?

The Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi was hit in the face with a bronze statue! Shoes, as a sign of protest, have become passé now! What next, the kitchen sink?

Scientists have recently found that even fire-flies can get addicted to alcohol. Fireflies are now swarming to local bars and pubs, companies are rushing to create special beers for fireflies, sales are up, all in all there is a new buzz in town!

There are 2 days left and prospects don’t look bright for Copenhagen. Roland Emmerich, the director of 2012, took this opportunity to announce his new movie, 2013, a sequel to 2012. At least this was good news to someone!