Category : Television

Why TV is obsessed with the 80s and 90s

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There has been a recent trend of television shows being set in the ‘80s and 90’s, including, Freaks and Geeks, Stranger Things and My Mad Fat Diary, to name a few. So why, in 2018, are the ‘80s and ‘90s so inescapable when it comes to television? It is difficult … Read More

Hybridised TV Shows: Are We Just Recreating New Versions of Old Classics?    

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Even if the TV world is codified in several specific genres, hybridised television series that intertwine those different types of storylines are arising. Turning on the TV used to mean always seeing the same things. A crime TV series, then a romance, and between those two a cooking show to … Read More

Can You Beat a BBC Drama?

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Is Netflix’s increasing focus on original drama set to threaten BBC supremacy? BBC dramas have long been the jewel in the crown of British television and the BBC iPlayer’s recent gift of ‘Box Sets’ has meant that the programmes are more accessible and exciting than ever. The British Broadcasting Corporation … Read More

Elizabeth: Our Queen – A Good Kind of Nostalgic.

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This week, Channel 5 aired the first in an 8-part series detailing the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The first episode, called ‘Queen in Waiting’ details the Queen’s younger years, ending with the death of King George VI in 1952. It seems society has a desire to expose people’s private … Read More

Cry Me a River: The Decline of Riverdale

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Popular Netflix show Riverdale has never been particularly well-written or well-acted. Despite the avid attention it garnered from its audience, it’s unlikely that anyone believed it possible that it could get any worse. But somehow, impossibly, the second season is even worse than the first. From dreaded beginning to glorious … Read More

Did Star Trek: Discovery Fall Short or Prosper?

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Star Trek: Discovery is the beloved franchise‘s return to the small screen after 12 years. Set ten years before the original series, Discovery follows Federation officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) who unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. … Read More

REVIEW: What Would Your Kids Do?

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Jason Manford plays the big kid hosting this new ITV game show, which combines Channel 4’s the Secret Life of 5 Year Olds with just about any basic TV game show. The show is structured in rounds in which three sets of parents are challenged to predict what their child … Read More

REVIEW: Flatpack Empire

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The first episode of this new series which goes behind the scenes of furniture giant, Ikea, proved an interesting watch. It begins exploring the humble beginnings of the company, first started in 1943, and explores how its concept was initially received compared to now. The company had been small when … Read More

Not Alone Review: It’s Okay to Ask for Help

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Not Alone is a documentary directed by Jacqueline Monetta and Kiki Goshay that discusses depression in teenagers. After Monetta’s high school best friend committed suicide, she questioned whether she could have said or done anything that would have helped her. She created this documentary to de-stigmatise the conversation about depression … Read More

Nuzzle into Netflix this Valentines

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Valentines Day has arrived and you’re without a date? Stick Netflix on. How are you going to get through that annual slog of a day, the one consisting of vomit-inducing Facebook posts, happiness and love whilst you’re alone on your sofa? Well it costs £5.99 a month and it’s called … Read More