Tag Archives: Lakshmi Gandhi

‘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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The Chatter Around the Ongoing Saga of Huma Abedin

November 7, 2016
Photo Credit: Thirteen/MetroFocus
Photo Credit: Thirteen/MetroFocus

By Guest Contributors:  Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi) and Asha Sundararaman (@mixedtck)

We first started informally chatting about Hillary Clinton’s trusted aide Huma Abedin on Friday after the latest email scandal erupted. Seeing Huma and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner once again make headlines quickly inspired us to create this list of South Asian actresses who would be fantastic at playing her. While that was fun, watching Huma be dragged through the mud (AGAIN) hasn’t been.

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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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