Minhaj’s animated, immersive storytelling lends his Netflix show a cathartic feeling that keeps you engaged not only through the funny bits, but also the serious anxieties of being brown in the US.
Expectations over ‘Defenders’ are high; they were much higher before the newest and last ‘defender’ of the quartet, the critically panned ‘Iron Fist’, arrived, derailing many things.
US tech firms have been among the more vocal sectors speaking out against the policy, with many of its staff made up of foreign-born nationals.
The show lionises the US’s involvement in Pablo Escobar’s fall, but the untold story is its involvement in his rise and in that of the vast drug business in Latin America.
The fact that it offers a library of content for a fee, rather than a schedule that limits viewers to watching programs at certain times, makes it part of a wholly new phenomenon.
A good catalogue, Internet data caps and online piracy – Netflix has its work cut out for it in India.