As Amazon Prime Video beefs up its stand-up specials for India, Netflix has roped in Vir Das. Abroad Understanding is the first in what seems like a series of stand-up comedy specials by Vir Das for Netflix.
The show, true to its name is Vir Das’ experience of trying to understand abroad…in this case the Unites States. Half of it takes place in a filled auditorium in Delhi while the other half in a small club in New York.
It is edited & scripted in such a way that we are in Delhi to begin with & between the act we land up in New York to show the contrast in the two nations. Vir Das is not a laugh riot in this, but rather has his moments of laughter in bits and pieces.
It also gets a little serious in between as it touches upon the political environment in both the countries. While I don’t intend to watch the Amazon Prime comedy specials, I think Vir Das is average here. Or rather, he touches upon topics which are not very funny to begin with or the material has been done to death sorts.
More was expected from this one & hopefully if there is another special he will pick up.
To the surprise of the entire global community, Donald Trump became the President of the United States. He made some controversial, abhorring statements, his policies were (& still are) murky and his campaign was laced with hatred.
But who was behind Donald Trump’s rise to the pulpit?
It was the same man who has worked for Nixon & at 19 years of age, was the youngest person to testify for the Watergate. A hardcore Republican, he has since then worked on Ronald Reagan’s campaign and even played a role behind Al Gore losing Florida to George W Bush before working for Donald Trump.
His influence on American politics has been detrimental to the establishment & his flamboyant, controversial personality has just aided it.
This documentary shows a startling similarity between Richard Nixon and Donald Trump about them positioning themselves as anti-establishment. Roger Stone also flaunts a Richard Nixon tattoo which he has on his back.
This documentary explores his rise in politics with the background of Trump being elected as the President. The movie stays true to his personality in the media that of a flamboyant smug & a dirty trickster.
This 6-episode anthology series tells several stories about people in the porn industry in the US & the people who consume porn. Women who join the industry & who are happy about that decision; black men & their experiences; people who run casting agencies for porn-stars; & people who watch porn have all been covered in this series.
This is a follow-up to the Hot Girls Wanted documentary which is also available on Netflix but Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On has a wider & a more varied collection of stories.
A lonely man who connects with a cam girl to the extent that they decide to meet (and her boyfriend knows that!) to a porn casting agency head who has the same troubles as those of any small business owner to a man who is always swiping on Tinder and meeting women.
The collection of stories are eye-opening and interesting. It almost feels like reading a book and amidst the humdrum of Netflix Originals, this one should not be missed.
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