Category : Television

Review: The Alienist

4 months ago / 0 comments

The Alienist is a recently-aired TV series on Netflix, and a superb one at that. Set during the nineteenth century, the story revolves around John Moore, a newspaper illustrator, and his friend Laszlo Kreizler, a criminal psychologist, or ‘alienist’, as they investigate a string of horrific child murders. Be aware … Read More

Redefining Beauty

5 months ago / 0 comments

Laura McDermott talks about the importance of reshaping traditional beauty standards, exploring some of the figures at the forefront. Beauty standards have been an integrated part of nearly every culture for thousands of years. From Ancient Egypt to Greece, the Golden age of Hollywood to the postmodern beauty of today, … Read More

A Second Series of Unfortunate Events

5 months ago / 0 comments

After a first season which detailed the lives of the Baudelaire children from books one to three was met with critical acclaim, Steph Bennett gives an overview of the series’ return to Netflix. With no previous television interpretation to compete with, Netflix’s interpretation of the cult children’s classic was enjoyable to … Read More

TV Series to Binge to Avoid Revision

5 months ago / 0 comments

Exams are almost here, and since you are probably procrastinating instead of studying, you should use your precious time to discover some binge-worthy TV shows to keep you busy. So here are five great TV shows that will occupy your mind and prevent it from worrying about exams. Unsolved: The … Read More

Is Britain Talentless?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor, Steph Bennett, fails to see the worth in the nation’s favourite talent show.  Last Saturday marked the return of Britain’s Got Talent, the talent programme that has become so revered that it not only draws applicants from the world over, but has prompted other countries to develop their … Read More

A Queen’s Ransom: gender-pay gap scandal in The Crown

6 months ago / 0 comments

It has been revealed that the star of the Netflix tv series The Crown, Claire Foy, has been paid less than co-star Matt Smith. Amidst all the rising commentary around the gender wage gap, it was particularly interesting, and somewhat disheartening, to note that this is unlikely to change anything. … Read More

Jessica Jones Season 2 AKA The season of the female anti hero

6 months ago / 0 comments

Back in 2015 the first season of Jessica Joneswas released to critical acclaim and positive reviews. Part of what made the first season so praised was it’s engaging anti heroine and its use of a superhero story to examine issues like sexual assault, PTSD, and power. The recently released Season … Read More

Should RuPaul Have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

6 months ago / 0 comments

The LGBTQ+ icon, RuPaul, has become the first ever drag queen to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There has since been controversy surrounding the decision to award him a star after recent comments regarding the prevention of transgender women in competing in his television … Read More

REVIEW: Altered Carbon

6 months ago / 0 comments

This new high-concept science fiction on Netflix takes old tropes and turns them into something fresh and compelling. Altered Carbon is based on the premise that people have their consciousness downloaded onto a disc, which allows them to be ‘re-sleeved’ into another body upon their death for a price. The … Read More

REVIEW: Atlanta Season 2 Episode 1: Alligator Man

6 months ago / 0 comments

Multi-faceted artist Donald Glover’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning series, Atlanta, returned at the beginning of the month and is a series best defined as “hard to define”.  In this first episode, we dive straight back into the lives of Earnest Marks, a budding rap manager, played by Glover, who … Read More