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Netflix’s ‘Warrior Nun’: Ava Silvers might be the Buffy Summers replacement we’ve been waiting for

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Well, it took 17 years, but we finally got it. A that could be a worthy successor to that phenomenon known as ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. Here is a quick but thorough comparison of both series, weighing in on the strength, weaknesses, and similarities between the two shows.

Things that ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ did better:

1) dialogue: If there is one thing the Scooby gang did well, it was the repartee-filled dialogue and witty one-liners. It helped of course that the series was set in a high-school, where snark was the weapon of choice if you wanted to obnoxious queen bees during the day and fanged monsters at night. Lines from ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ have become part of pop lore. Sample these for zingers from Xander for instance: “I laugh in the face of danger. Then I hide until it goes away.” and this one “Just think of me as… as your… You know, I’m searching for supportive things and I’m coming up all bras. So, something slightly more manly, think of me as that.”  Xander and Spike pretty much were stand-up routines all on their ownsome and the rest of the gang, including Buffy, had some pretty good zingers to sling, especially in tough situations. ‘Warrior Nun’ tries hard to get that same humor-laced energy going, especially with Ava’s silent monologuing around “cute boy” JC, but overall, most of the nuns are pretty serious about their calling. 

2) The Scoobies: The core team that surrounded Buffy and became her surrogate family was the key to the success of the show. We might have tuned in for the vampire-kicking action but we stayed for “the family”, affectionately nicknamed the “Scooby gang” or the Scoobies. Their interactions and the bond they forged over seven seasons spanned complex and heart-warming arcs as the characters supported, learned, and fought alongside each other. ‘Warrior Nun’ mentions the nuns being a family several times but they are often at each other’s throats, especially Shotgun Mary and Sister Lilith. In addition, none of the sisters are exactly warm. With the exception of the friendship between Shotgun Mary and Ava, there is a more professional air to the relationship Ava has with the other nuns. That might change as we get more seasons, but let’s just say there isn’t a whole lot of back-slapping and bonding happening on the first season of ‘Warrior Nun’.    

3) Memorable villains: Let’s face it. Buffy had some great villains in the first few seasons until we came down to the desperate ‘First Evil’ times in the last season. The unholy family of three Spike, Drusilla, Angel, were complex villains, shifting between good, bad, vulnerable, and cruel by turn that made for great TV. Buffy’s villains were human in a way that made us invested in what happened to them. ‘Warrior Nun’ Big Bad ultimately turns out to be the “angel” Adriel, and throughout the entire show, we only see CGI “wraith demons” that look like red mist and the Tasarak demon. While they do rack up the tension, they aren’t exactly the sort of villains that hog the spotlight. 

4) Musical episode: Buffy started the trend of musical episodes and its ‘Once more with Feeling’ episode is a milestone in pop culture. The show embraced camp along with more serious episodes all the time, which is why an all-singing, all-dancing episode worked so well. ‘Warrior Nun’ has a pretty groovy soundtrack, but it is too gritty and leans towards a more realistic aesthetic. Don’t expect a musical episode for ‘Warrior Nun’ because it probably won’t happen. 

Things that ‘Warrior Nun’ does better:

1) Science Vs Religion: ‘Warrior Nun’ does an excellent job depicting the Science Vs Religion debate bringing in modern realities into the equation. Jillian Salvius, the CEO of Arqtech is in the business of creating miracles of science, opening a gateway to a parallel dimension. She does this by experimenting on the material “Divinium”, that belongs to the Church in the form of holy relics. In the beginning, we believe that she and her assistant, an ex-Vatican archivist, are the villains. But as the story progresses, things get a lot murkier. How power is manipulated by Cardinal Duretti and narratives are twisted because of belief and faith become essential to the story, especially the season’s finale. The ending shows the limitations of the Church’s language of good and evil, “demons” and “angels” to deal with otherwordly beings that do not look like us and hail from a parallel universe. In the end, we realize that a blend of faith, science, common-sense, and pure gut feel is what helps the nuns and Ava keep their heads above water. Just like how real people deal with real problems. The Buffyverse was nowhere as deep in questioning magic and the supernatural and the “ritual” that powered the first Slayer. Magic was merely a means to an end on the show with no attempt to explain its existence or why it existed. 

2) Gothic Church aesthetic: ‘Warrior Nun’ was shot in Spain, in gorgeous gothic cathedrals, spooky catacombs, and amid spectacular natural vistas. The nun’s order is based in the “Cat’s Cradle” that is part-fortress and part-convent, perched on a hill. Ava’s adventures after regaining the use of her limbs see her partying in a club that was once a prison, transformed into a psychedelic dungeon wonderland. The series has ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ beat when it comes to locations. Sunnydale, in comparison, was a pretty nondescript town and, let’s face it, ‘the Bronze’, where everybody hung out was pretty lame.

3) Fight sequences: ‘Warrior Nun’ has only a few fighting scenes but they are wonderful to behold — especially when Sister Beatrice takes down a whole private army of security guards all on her own. It is so well done that even Black Widow would cheer her lithe, agile dance, dodging bullets with just a stick and some deft martial techniques. To be fair, we’ve had a whole universe of superhero action films rain down on us since Buffy ended, that ‘Warrior Nun’ draws on. In comparison, Buffy’s fight sequences became a rinse- cycle of familiar moves that didn’t really have the wow factor. 

Score: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: 4. ‘Warrior Nun’: 3

However, what both shows did and do get right is feeling the Pride with some great references to LGBTQ+ relationships and girl power. And in that, we can all rejoice. 

‘Warrior Nun’ premiered on July 2 on Netflix.

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Tito Tahan on How the Pandemic Has Affected Music Producers

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In 2020, we learned just how much we need and love music. Being bored in the house and in the house bored, many of us have turned to gaming, tv, and music. Unfortunately, our long-standing battle with COVID-19 has caused many to submit and retract from further pursuing their musical careers. Nations are still crippled by the health crisis and many to socially distance themselves.



The detrimental effects of the global coronavirus pandemic have hit many industries. Pandemic restrictions have impacted almost every aspect of the music industry. For many live events from artists, djs and bands are still in question during 2021. How about music producers – are they affected and in what ways, and to what extent? To get an in-depth perspective, we will gain insight from multi-platinum music producer, Tito Tahan.




Meet Tito Tahan:

Tito Tahan is a multi-platinum record producer and entrepreneur who is setting the music industry fire with his ear for new talent and creative music for tv. Tito is a sync licensing expert with music on hundreds of tv shows, films airing every season. Tito’s popularity in the music industry is quite an achievement, considering the tremendous number of music producers in today’s marketplace and how the pandemic is still affecting our world.




How Tito Tahan has been affected by the Pandemic:

focuses on making beats privately in their home and offers beat licenses online. However, currently, the only option for most music producers is to collaborate virtually. This used to happen mostly in a recording studio or writing session and is now increasingly happening in a live remote session and through file-sharing platforms.

That being said, Tito has been working on new music for tv/films, creating music privately on his own terms, but he has also adapted to interacting virtually with other creatives. Being that Tito is also a caretaker for his elderly parents, he remains socially distancing to help avoid the spread of the effects of COVID-19 to his immediate family and close friends. In order to help the music producer community battle this pandemic, Tito is currently building a new quarantine recording studio in his hometown of Cleveland, OH with remote recording and producing capabilities to ensure the safety of all creative participants.

Tito Tahan on Music Producers during the Pandemic:

Music production is a creative collective and usually a collaboration between artists, songwriters, and music producers. This doesn’t apply to all music producers as the typical bedroom producer



According to Tito Tahan, Founder, and CEO of ProducerLife Multimedia, “it is very hard to replace the in-studio experience with collaborators. The alignment of in-person sessions is essential to the creative collective process and provides an element of collaboration unlike any other.” Tito and his latest roster signee – Broadway Bandjo have been working on his new project while safely implementing these new remote online recording methods as well.

Tito sees the vision for how the future music producer will interact with the rest of the community successfully. He feels the future for music producers, is; live online recording and production sessions, along with remote collaboration between creatives. Now more than ever, we all understand it is important to be fully accessible online. From production to mixing, brand awareness, and e-commerce. He feels passionate about working with other music producers and artists in the future. According to Tito Tahan, “We are the creators, we need to be fully aware as a community about how we interact and push the music producer culture forward. Let’s do it together. Let’s do it safely. Let’s do it for us. Let’s do it for the world and all future music producers.”

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MTV Girls on Top Fame Barkha Singh to Star in Tanuj Virwani’s Disney+ Hotstar Series

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MTV Girls on Top Fame Barkha Singh to Star in Tanuj Virwani’s Disney+ Hotstar Series




Actress Barkha Singh is all set to essay a con bride in an upcoming romantic crime thriller web series, where she features alongside Tanuj Virwani. “Essaying the role of Sonal Arora, a con bride who is wanted for fooling grooms after marrying them, was an exhilarating experience. I have seen characters in cinema but never imagined getting the opportunity to portray a con bride myself,” says Barkha. Illegal Season 2: Tanuj Virwani Joins the Cast of Voot Select’s Courtroom-Drama.



“The storyline of the show is quite intriguing as it revolves around the two polar opposite personalities, a con bride and a cop, who embark on an interesting misadventure of solving crime together. This role is completely different from anything I have done before, and I have had a lot of fun working on this project. I hope that audiences have an equal amount of fun watching it,” she further informed. The Tattoo Murders: Tanuj Virwani Shares What It Was Like to Shoot for Upcoming Web Show in Kamathipura.




The title of the web series is yet to be revealed. It will be releasing on Disney+ Hotstar.

(The above first appeared on Onhike on Apr 19, 2021 07:54 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, , entertainment and , log on to our website onhike.com).







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Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt Take a Vacay Together; Netizens Slam the Lovebirds for Taking a Maldives Trip in Midst of Pandemic

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The second wave of coronavirus is reaching new heights every day in India. Right from the shortage of beds at the hospitals, Intensive Care Unit’s (ICU) getting full to medications and oxygen cylinders sold at high prices, indeed, we are facing the worst disease ever. Each day positive -19 cases are on a rise and even are not spared here. Sameera Reddy, Sonu Sood, Arjun are a few stars who are already infected and fighting with the virus. Amid all this, when Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor were clicked at the airport leaving the city and going on a vacay to the Maldives, the internet gave them a reality check. Brahmastra: Alia Bhatt Shares A Picture From The Sets With Ranbir Kapoor And Ayan Mukerji. 



The lovebirds were spotted at the Mumbai airport in white attires. However, netizens were not pleased with RaLia’s this act and bashed the duo for running away from the coronavirus mayhem. While some called them ‘bhagode‘ and there was also a user who tagged the destination as Maldives Mela 2021. FYI, Ranbir and Alia, both were diagnosed with the deadly virus and but have now recovered. Alia Bhatt Tests Negative for COVID-19; Gangubai Actress Shares Happy Sun-Kissed Picture To Announce the




Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor: 

Here’s How Netizens Reacted: 




Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor Slammed (Photo : Viral Bhayani’s Instagram)



Well, we do not know who is right and wrong here. However, as per the guidelines by the government, it’s advised that one stays at home to be safe. As the COVID-19 virus’ second wave is spreading like wildfire in India and there seems no relief from this soon. What do you think about Alia-Ranbir’s trip? Tell us in the comment section below. Stay safe, wear a mask.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Apr 19, 2021 07:50 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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