Author: A Oberoi

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I’m Not Satisfied! The Problem With Hamilton: An American Musical

Hamilton: An American Musical is an unquestionable modern phenomenon. It has supplanted Chicago, Wicked, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as my favourite musical of all time. It’s a rap-based musical almost any naysayers of the genre in general should at least be able to stomach, its music is incredible, its lyrics succinctly poignant, its emotions conveyed brilliantly with the fervour that one can’t help but associate with Yanks in general (Yanks very much being the correct term for this crop of historical figures, given their status as New York natives).

But I’m calling bullshit on the romantic plot lines of this musical. Read more …

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2016: The Year That Was

2016. A year of unexpected victories, devestating losses and of course, memes.

With a few hours left until the world enters 2017, our upcoming News Director Avanti Oberoi has taken the opportunity to collate, commentate and analyse the most influential news stories of the last 12 months. From January to December, David Bowie to Carrie Fisher, the Australian Open to the US Election – what were the events that shaped our year, both domestically and internationally, into the one that we are about to bid farewell to? This is Radio Monash’s “2016: The Year The Was” Read more …

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An open letter to Network 10

Why I believe they should either be taxed more, or engage much more in CSR, if they intend to profit off this season of the Bachelor.

 

Dear Network 10 management,

 

On episode 10 of the Bachelor, I watched as Richie and Alex had a single date based around the idea of ‘chocolate’. Now, for once, I shan’t make it a priority to critique the date or the women or the outfits as per usual. Today, my issue is that of the abuse of chocolate propagated by this bachelor Richie Strahan, by the ditz of a date of his, Alex, and by the colossally lousy asshats producing this show.

 

Why am I calling them lousy asshats today? Because they let this pair of morons waste hundreds of millilitres of chocolate on ‘cutesiness’ and a chocolate bath.

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Harry Potter & the Cursed Child review

Some spoilers ahead – each with individual warnings, chill

 

Three weeks ago on Friday I practically skipped into Dymocks to grab my copy of the new Harry Potter book, the eighth, an addendum to a series I have adored from my childhood, and will likely continue to love throughout my adulthood and long past the time old age will make me both wrinkly and potty.

I got home, and in the manner of Hermione Granger buried my nose in the book, barely looking up so that I could finish it as quickly as conceivably possible.

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REVIEW: PREMIERE EPISODE OF THE BACHELOR (S4)

Spoilers (duh!) 

So for those of you who are new to the whole Bachelor (henceforth Bachie) franchise, the show works this way: some ‘lucky guy’, the aforementioned Bachelor, is “looking for love” and, having had some alleged ill-luck in this endeavour, is appearing on a television show to find his “perfect match” or “soul mate” – or whatever title Nicholas Sparks conjures up in his next oh-so-disgusting novel.

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Review: Meghan Trainor – NO

Sixteen hours ago, on March 21st (US EST), Meghan Trainor debuted a new music video on YouTube for NO, the key single on her upcoming Thank You album. It already has over 660,000 YouTube views, and the track itself is in the top 30 on every major western chart. The music video, incidentally, was the first YouTube video of the track that is not a cover. Read more …