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:

  • Gilded Age
    February 22, 2022

    The Gilded Age Review: Episode 1.05

    The Gilded Age is, at its core, a story of hypocrisy, but can audiences count on Julian Fellowes to deliver the full critique?

  • The Gilded Age Episode 3
    February 9, 2022

    The Gilded Age: Episode 1.03 Review

    In The Gilded Age’s Episode 3, Bertha and George celebrate their new lease on life while the Russells weather a big storm.

  • The Gilded Age
    January 25, 2022

    The Gilded Age Premiere Review

    Carrie Coon’s promise that Julian Fellowes’ The Gilded Age was edgier than Downton Abbey proves true, at least in the premiere!

  • The White Lotus
    August 16, 2021

    The White Lotus and White Privilege

    To say White Lotus isn’t deep is not a knock on the series but rather a way to temper expectations and to be realistic about its storytelling prowess and flaws.

  • The Mandalorian Season 2 Finale Featured
    December 19, 2020

    The Mandalorian Season 2 Review

    Season two of The Mandalorian has proven to be a highlight of the Disney Star Wars era – and even when it leans too hard into the nostalgia there’s still something extremely compelling thanks to the unlikely pairing at its core.