Transcendence Series: James And Khalid
Khalid’s character is one of the most unique among the entire group. So, it would be nice to get an inside look at his character and how he interacts with other characters in the series. While we don’t get much on that, the actors have given us enough insight into their characters and how they interact with each other. The result is some really funny moments between the characters.
While you’d expect a student from Cambridge University to have more acting skills than normal, there are plenty of aspects of his character that he doesn’t have any real experience in. He is a poet, but not a great one. We do find out more about him through his poetic dictation and his friendships with the people who live with him in his apartment. It also helps to show off the fact that Khalid has an affinity for a certain drink; it is a stimulant like alcohol.
James is introduced as a shy and reserved person. With only a few words, he would appear to be someone who is easily frightened. But we soon discover his depth of character which gives him an edge over his contemporaries in the group. As a person with the personality and ambition to succeed, he takes it upon himself to take in and make friends.
We also learn that James can be quite an adept writer and has also written his own poetry. He is quick to defend Khalid from accusations and will always stand up for his friends. We learn that he has also taken to modern music in a similar way that Khalid has taken to his favourite drink.
Other characters who are introduced and develop throughout the series are Jennifer, Carl, Mira and Martin. This group is a cross section of different cultures and outlooks, and I think that makes them all very relatable. This helps to add to the comedy of the series.
Jennifer has the most unusual and distinct accent of the bunch. She is presented as an ambitious woman who is obsessed with her success. Like Khalid, she is also shy, but less vocal in her personality. I love how the show is so funny and yet so serious at the same time.
Carl is an amusing character who has a history of loving teenagers. His love of taking in underage girls and getting involved in the sexual antics is what I love most about him. As an actor, he’s also the youngest in the group and is given a lot of leeway to show off his talents and be himself.