Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – A Glimpse
I have been thinking about writing this review since I first saw the Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj on Netflix. There aren’t too many web series that are based on politics. I mean there are shows, dramas and some hardcore political series but there isn’t one show that in my humble opinion that rivals Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.
The show is not about your ordinary toe the line political discussion. It is informative in an interesting way. Having no knowledge about U.S. politics and even lesser interest in it, I still watch this show every week on Netflix. Hasan Minhaj delivers boring stats and info in a very interesting way taking full advantage of the tons and tons of footage of politicians’ statements and their interviews now more readily available and retrievable. His show is about U.S. politics but what make it fresh and unique is Hasan Minhaj’s comedic timing, relatable jokes and that self-deprecating humor. Factor in the brown people jokes he makes all time that I can so relate to make the show a perfect watch for me.
Patriot Act By Hasan Minhaj
The show has had such influence so far that U.S. Central Command issued an apology after Minhaj highlighted that a term, ‘Negro Blood’ is still a part of an online manual available publically.
The U.S. Central Command not just issued an apology but also removed the manual.
So far, 4 episodes of the Patriot Act by Hasan Minhaj have been released. All 4 of these episodes are not linked in any way. Despite having no interest in U.S. politics, I am still drawn to this show. Hasan Minhj has the way about him with which he draws attention with his research, wit and presentation.
1: Affirmative Action
In the first episode of this show Hasan Minhaj explains how Affirmative action can be abolished by a lawsuit by Asian American students against Harvard.
2: Saudi Arabia
Hasan talks about Saudi Arabia,its crown prince, the royal herarchy and how Jamal Khashoggi’s death came about.
In this episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, he explains the business practices of Amazon.
Hasan Minhaj talks about the production in US, its excessive spills and the comparison between renewable energy and oil production.