• 18 Aug - 24 Aug, 2018
  • Malaeka Amir


You must think that I’d get tired of watching the same genres repeatedly, but can anyone really dislike crime and comedy? Take Two is a show with both of the aforementioned genres mixed together to make a recipe of disaster.

Sam Swift (played by Rachel Bilson) retreats from rehab after a shocking incident on live television with the expectation of beginning her career from scratch when she pairs up with Eddie Valetik, (played by Eddie Cibrian) a private investigator, to solve crimes. The female protagonist’s exuberant personality warms its way into Eddie’s heart who had taken this partnership more as a formality than acquaintanceship.

The episodes are a variety of different crime scenes, ranging from murder to stolen laptops with a hint of romance in between, making it all the more enjoyable. It spices up further more with the entrance of various other characters and the intrusion of Sam’s past into her job.

It definitely captured my attention and made me laugh till my stomach ached due to the galore comedy. It’s a show that’ll get you in high spirits. Indeed it had its ups and downs, but I believe it has potential! I have no idea why I hadn’t heard of it before.

Rating: 4Stars


After I finally got some free time for myself, work and studies at a distance now, The Chi came in, swept me off my feet and carried me away.

The show revolves around Chicago and its everyday dangers, including theft to murder – which is kind of a concern for me since my own sister lives there, partially why I was willing to watch the show. It also signifies the importance of decisions and how we should think before we speak and act, or else we might end up in an unappealing situation.

With youngsters crossing their own hurdles in life and adults targeted by work, the elderly watch as the city either goes down in flames, or rises up to shine. It also emphasises on the lives of four teenagers, bound together by one pivotal incident.

The Chi demands attention, eyes barely tearing away from the inauspicious lifestyle portrayed by the characters. It’s something I can see going big because of the unadulterated scenes it displays. The characters, although young, manage to take upon heavy roles which I’m sure isn’t an easy task, it’s quite outstanding if I say so.

The plot does, at some point, flatten out which kills the mood obviously. I’d like to add that the TV series does need improvisations regarding acting as well as the storyline. I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be watching the show again, but if you’re a fan of drama, I think it’ll be of your taste!

Rating: 3Stars


I’d been in the mood of watching some clichés when I bumped into Sweetbitter, a drama based on the life of Tess (played by Ella Purnell) who shifts to New York, hopelessness in terms of a career and social life burdening her shoulders.

When offered a job at one of the classiest restaurants in the city, she soon comes to realise that there’s much more than what’s to be seen. Tess adapts in the environment fairly well with her co-workers, through whom she learns to live, becoming her family.

The show isn’t really eye-catching, barely standing out in the plethora of sitcoms that have crowded the net over the past few years. But it’s a great show. Yeah, the storyline is basic but the show is actually fun to watch and I wouldn’t mind binge-watching it again some time.

It also teaches a lesson, not to lose hope even if the things are going downhill. Everything happens for a reason and good things await you in the future. The series also speaks of living life in the moment, because you only live once! I’m aware that a lot of other shows highlight that as well, but no one really implements them in their lives.

All in all, the show is exciting to watch and I shall recommend it to everyone interested in the cliché new-girl-new-city type of shows.

Rating: 3Stars