Typewriter Season One (2019) - Shreya Sachdev
Typewriter Netflix Review
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Typewriter is a 2019 Indian horror Netflix show directed by Sujoy Ghosh and stars Palomi Ghosh, Purab Kohli, Jisshu Sengupta, Samir Kochhar, and many others. Typewriter is about a group of three children who are interested in ghosts, and one day get the chance to truly encounter a ghost once a new family moves into an old haunted house. This show is in Hindi, but you can change the language to English on Netflix, or just put on subtitles. Anyways, it’s quite clear that this television show has similarities to Stranger Things. In both shows, there are a group of children who are interested in the supernatural. Then, in both shows, one of the boys has a crush on his friend’s older sister. In both shows, there’s also a police officer who is on the children’s side and begins to believe the things they say about ghosts. I will say that it’s quite obvious that the director of Typewriter has copied many aspects from Stranger Things, but that’s not surprising because many Bollywood movies and television shows have been copied from Hollywood. Even though there are those similarities, I would still argue that the plot of both shows is extremely different. I want to start off by saying that I have never watched a good Indian horror movie or television show. Bollywood directors cannot make horror movies, and that’s just a fact. I don’t know why some people argue that the movie, Bhoothnath, is a good Indian horror movie since it’s much more of a comedy than a horror. Anyways, I actually think that Typewriter is one of the few good Indian horror television shows I’ve seen. This show actually really scared me, and I’m being completely honest. Some of the scenes, combined with the creepy soundtrack are really enough to send chills down my spine. Furthermore, it’s a very creative and original story. It is a little bit confusing because there are a lot of characters in the past that you need to understand to completely understand everyone’s motives, but it’s still worth a watch. I would give Typewriter a 7/10.