Akash Singh

Featured Critic
Akash J. Saran (He/They) is a featured critic at That Shelf. Akash is several things in training: an attorney, novelist, and an experienced sodomite. They enjoy period pieces starring Dev Patel, films about writers making it in New York City, and the Paddington Cinematic Universe.


Articles by Akash Singh:


  • Westworld Season 4
    June 24, 2022

    Westworld: Season 4 Review

    Westworld Season 4 is a rather sad affair considering the sheer calibre of acting talent that is on display here.

  • The Gilded Age Season 1 finale
    March 22, 2022

    The Gilded Age: Season 1 Finale Review

    Carrie Coon is terrific throughout, elevating each stroke of Fellowes’ script with the most minute of facial expressions and body language.

  • March 14, 2022

    The Gilded Age Episode 1.08 Review

    Episode 8 of The Gilded Age sees Bertha in the series’ most consistent and most absurd storyline, while Oscar and John make it gay.

  • March 9, 2022

    The Gilded Age Episode 1.07 Review

    Why is The Gilded Age’s chief scribe reluctant to lampoon his characters who actively uphold and benefit from a privileged society?

  • March 4, 2022

    On Isolation, Suicide, and “Spencer”

    “If I have a breakdown, will there be someone to hold my hand?” Akash Singh offers a deeply personal take on Spencer and its portrayal of mental health.