Author Archives: Charlie Bayliss

Preview: How do you solve a problem like Apu?

On 19th November of this year, Hari Kondabolu, an American stand-up comedian whose parents immigrated from Tenali in India, released his documentary The Problem with Apu. This programme studies the issue of having such a stereotypical character, in The Simpsons’ Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, so near the centre of a staple of American TV. In this documentary, […]

When Marvel met Netflix: The verdict

When I first heard that Netflix were collaborating with Marvel to produce a series of adult superhero shows, I was dubious for two reasons. Firstly, my friends had tried to get me to watch Zack Synder’s Watchmen; I’d found it extremely disappointing. Secondly, I’d been a late comer to the Marvel world, with my brothers […]