Saturday, May 24, 2014

Idiot Box : Part 7

Last week tonight with John Oliver -
I do see a few talk shows now and then like 'The daily show with John Stewart' or the 'Colbert Report' but John Oliver is the best of all. It is Oliver's satirical take on the current happenings. I give it 5/5.

True Detective -

I was totally completely absolutely impressed by the dialogues, story and music. Finale was a little bit let down but worth to watch this show for those first 7 good episodes.
I give it 4/5.

Cosmos -

 It needs skill to express or write ones feelings in exact words. I don't know what to say about this brilliant series except the fact that I cried after watching each episode just by looking at the vastness of the cosmos and the futility of life. Kudos to the makers! I give it 100/10. A must watch show for people from all ages. I watched it on Fox channel but I think all episodes are available here -

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 2014: Book Reviews

1. Matilda - Roald Dahl

Matilda is a children's book. I loved the audio book by BBC. I give it 4/5 stars.

2. Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

I haven't read the first two books in the series but have seen the movies. Couldn't wait any longer to know the end of hunger games so read the book. The book is better written than other fast food effect books like divergent or 50 shades of gray (I fail to fathom how the later one became a bestseller~). I give it 3/5 stars and feel that there was no need to make 2 part movie based on this book.

3. Seven pillars of health - Donald Colbert

I absolutely loved the book it talks about 7 pillars of health - water, food, sleep, nutrients, exercise etc. Each pillar is covered in depth starting from what kind of water you should drink, what are its constituents, what are the filtering methods available, which ones are the best to if your body requires supplements. The book is targeted for Christians but the author does not over stress on his faith or religion. Jesus appearing in one or two sentences in the book was fine by me. I highly recommend this book, I give it 4.5/5 stars.