Category : Television

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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