Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I can't decide what I think of the new FX show Tyrant. The plot was initially intriguing, but has grown fairly dull over the course of the middle episodes. I hope it really picks up and turns into a great show because it certainly has the potential to do so.
The acting is mediocre from everyone with the exception of the all of the Al-Fayids, which really puts a damper on the show.
However, the relevance of the show in the current geopolitical climate keeps things interesting. Ideally, the show would advance the discourse on the situation in the Middle East meaningfully without being too Newsroom-ish about it.
I am pursuing a JD at Harvard Law School, where I am a member of Harvard’s Journal on Legislation and Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law. Prior to attending law school, I graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with High Honors in History. There, I competed on the Policy Debate team and was the Managing Editor of The Dartmouth Independent. Teaching, mentoring, and coaching have continued to be passions of mine after my time working as a high school debate coach. Throughout college until the present, I have worked with several college and professional school applicants to refine their applications and get into the top choice schools. My favorite part of the job is to watch students grow intellectually and personally throughout the process. I am proud to call many of my advisees lifelong friends. In my free time, I enjoy basketball, soccer, and fitness. My other passion is food, and if there is a Chipotle nearby, you’re likely to find me there at least twice a day. Fortunately, those two hobbies should balance each other out!