BBC Archive: Arena caught up with director John Carpenter

Just finished watching S:1 Another Life (2019– )

This was interesting. A Star Trek for Generation Z. Strong female lead. Lots of fluid relationships. Gay love. Polyamorous love. Drugs. And lots, and lots, of swearing. It manages to weave complicated emotional relationships into a Columbus discovering the new world storyline. One in which we slowly realise we’re the Indians not Columbus. Definitely worth a watch.

Finished watching Leila S:1 (2019– )

This is the first Indian television series I’ve watched. I went in knowing nothing and was pleasantly surprised. It’s has nothing of the Bollywood exuberance. There’s a dystopian darkness that has the feel, if not the plot, of 1984. I can’t think of a comparison. Definitely worth a watch.