Category Archives: TV

‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 8, ‘Odenvy’

November 28, 2016
Were you shocked by the big reveal? (Photo Credit: ABC/Giovanni Rufino)
Were you shocked by the big reveal? (Photo Credit: ABC/Giovanni Rufino)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

After a week of think pieces instructing us all about how to talk to our relatives about their political beliefs, perhaps it was only fitting that the trainees’ assignment this week was to learn how to effectively lie to their friends and family over the Thanksgiving break. After all, as Owen tells the class, “The toughest lies are not the ones we tell ourselves, but the ones we love.”

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‘Designated Survivor’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 7, ‘The Traitor’

November 17, 2016
Maybe everyone in Trump Tower should start watching this show. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
Maybe everyone in Trump Tower should start watching this show. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

‘He doesn’t have security clearance! This is why security clearances are important! This episode is more relevant than the producers probably realize!’

Those were my first thoughts while watching last night’s episode of Designated Survivor.

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‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 7: ‘LCFLUTTER’

November 14, 2016
(Photo Credit: ABC/Giovanni Rufino)
(Photo Credit: ABC/Giovanni Rufino)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

Serious pop culture watchers know that it’s impossible to completely disconnect between seeing parallels between the real world and the fictional worlds we try to lose ourselves in. This has been particularly true for me since Tuesday’s presidential election results were announced, as I previously mentioned in my Designated Survivor recap.

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‘Designated Survivor’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 6, ‘The Interrogation’

November 10, 2016
President Kirkman is in the hot seat. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)
President Kirkman is in the hot seat. (Photo Credit: ABC/Ben Mark Holzberg)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

“I think that I can affect change and promote unity… We need to move forward together.”

Those were the words of President Tom Kirkman during a pivotal moment of last night’s episode of Designated Survivor.

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‘Quantico’ Recap: Season 2, Episode 6, ‘Aquiline’

November 7, 2016
Nice Om bracelet, Alex Parrish! (Photo Credit: ABC/Nicole Rivelli)
Nice Om bracelet, Alex Parrish! (Photo Credit: ABC/Nicole Rivelli)

By Guest Contributor: Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi)

“So we have a lot of suspects, doing a whole lot of nothing.”

For once, I agreed with Ryan 100 percent at the beginning of this episode. Of course, he said that line as he, Alex, Nimah, and Shelby were going through the various young members of the CIA training class. As usual, this week’s intro was full of red herrings. Does the working mom have something to hide? The lawyer? The party planner?

(Note: I’ve given up learning everyone’s name. There are too many characters!)

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