FOOD FOR THOUGHT

We've got  recommendations of various movies, series, books and music for you.
 

The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir

It is about two twin brothers whose mother is an assistant manager at the 5-star hotel, Raj Mahal. The show is about all the crazy and hilarious things that the brothers do. The show includes Mr. Mann Singh, the manager, Rani Oberoi, the spoiled girl whose father owns the hotel, Vinny, the candy girl, Shoba Ji, who is a lazy yet funny housekeeper and Jung Bahadur, a loyal and a funny worker at the hotel. From investigating a ‘haunted’ room to catching a robber; Karan, Kabir and his friends go through it all. If you are looking for a good show to laugh at with your family, I would definitely recommend this one! 

Rating: All age groups

Genre: Comedy, Drama

~ Israut Kaur, 6c

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson is a normal school-going boy, suffering from dyslexia. When his life changes after an unexpected turn of events, he has to go on a quest to the underworld where he encounters many life threatening challenges. Reading the book is like taking a rollercoaster ride so sit tight as you go through a marvelous adventure.

The book is very well paced and is packed full of humor. Rick Riordan’s descriptive style of writing is all one need’s to enter the world of Greek Gods, Goddesses, heroes and monsters.

Author: Rick Riordan

Rating: PG

Genre: Fiction, Adventure

~ Monisha, 7C

Fresh off the boat

The story is based on Eddie, a young Taiwanese boy who moves to Florida with his family. On the first few days of their moving itself, they get mocked for being Asians. It is a light-hearted comedy show that depicts the racism and common stereotypes against Asian- Americans and teaches us to not just love oneself but also to accept the diversity of different cultures and background.
Watching the character’s personalities develop, seeing them overcome their problems as well as having a good laugh while watching the show is what makes it so endearing to every
child who felt like an outcast at least once in their lifetime.

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy


~ Shaunya Sood, 8C

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

The authors have done a fabulous job by putting down some great real life stories that you do not want to stop reading until you have read the last page. This book contains short stories about teenagers like us who experience friendship, love and tough emotions and learn overcoming obstacles in the journey of life. All these stories will make you understand that you are not the only one who goes through hard times. I will recommend this book to all the teens who love to read short stories and have lost themselves in the race of perfection!

Author: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

Rating: PG

Genre: Self Help, Inspirational, Nonfiction 

~ Vanshika, 10 C

Pride and Prejudice

The story of Mrs Bennet’s attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household when young, eligible Mr Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these—the arrogant, and even wealthier, Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy—irks the vivacious Elizabeth Bennet, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid execution of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen’s radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle.

Author: Jane Austen

Rating: PG

Genre: Classic, Period Drama, Romance

~ Samaira Guleria, 11A

Bride Wars

It is an unsaid rule that best friends are supposed to be sisters and sisters are supposed to share, maybe the last slice of pizza, a dress or even better, their wedding day.

Bride War is a light hearted comedy film that is starring one of my favorite casts of all time. It is a beautiful life journey of two best friends who try their best to have their dream wedding together but turn into rivals as they run a race to get married before the other.

 

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Rating: PG

 ~ Anshika, 11B

The Century Trilogy

'The Century Trilogy' is a true masterpiece. We follow the lives of not one, not two, but three generations and see the world's biggest empires fall into absolute chaos and then remerge from what's left of WW I & II from their eyes.Ken Follet has out done himself as he tries to recreate the past and catches his readers in a carefully spun web of love, drama, action and treachery.

Author: Ken Follet

Genre: Historical Fiction

Rating: 16+

~ Nupur Sanghi, 11B

BROOKLYN 99

Set in the fictional 99th precinct of Brooklyn, New York, the comedy/comfort show is based on Raymond Holt and his quirky team. Starting with 6 detectives, a Sergeant and an assistant, the focus of the show is on solving cases in their professional and personal life. The only case that hasn’t been solved, is how Jake can grow up. A detective, best at his job, with the highest arrest numbers, Jake still cannot help but be a playful child when it comes to Captain Holt and a certain Detective Santiago.

 

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Rating: PG-13

~ Khewa Malhotra, 11D

LUCIFER

Starring Tom Ellis, the show Lucifer is about the original fallen angel. Bored of living in hell, the devil decides to take a vacation in the city of L.A. where when his club ‘Lux’ is struck with murder of an old friend, his human instincts rise up to do justice to this god created world that is falling apart. Torn between using his telepathy to find out what people desire and his undying need to curse his father due to abandonment issues, Lucifer takes interest in a certain Chloe Decker who won’t fall for his charms.

 

Rating: 16+

Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy

~ Khewa Malhotra, 11D

 * All playlists are compiled by our editor Khewa Malhotra, 11D *