Tag : television

TV | Procedural Vs Serialised – Battle of the attention spans

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It is accepted in television folklore that serialised television is much better than its procedural sister, or perhaps rival.  Who ends up sitting on the Iron throne for the Game of Thrones fans out there is a much more important social question to be answered, and hopefully it is answered … Read More

TV | BBC vs ITV – The big debate

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Late in 2013, a Chinese newspaper, the Global Times, ran an editorial saying that Britain was “no longer any kind of ‘big country’, but merely a country of old Europe suitable for tourism and overseas study, with a few decent football teams.” The newspaper forgot to mention the contribution that … Read More

TV | Fleming – Shaken but not quite stirred enough

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It’s clear that James Bond was Ian Fleming’s idol; his books were his desired autobiography, with “you as you’d like to be”, as his wife is quick to point out to him in the new BBC America miniseries (coming to us via Sky Atlantic). Dominic Cooper (The History Boys) stars as the creator … Read More

TV | The Smoke – Full of the same emergency services clichés?

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It immediately occurs to the viewer, as they sit down to watch Sky1’s new series The Smoke, that there are surprisingly few firefighting based dramas around on television compared to their emergency service cousins. This is even more confusing considering that shows such as Holby City and Casualty are still … Read More

TV |Freeview Flicks of the week – Schindler's List, Billy Elliot and Milk

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There’s always a wide selection of great films available on Freeview, and seeing as staying in is the new going out, TV presents the ideal opportunity to catch up on what you might have missed in the cinema. Sometimes the choice can be quite overwhelming, so here at Leeds Student … Read More

TV | Troy – Does he stand out against the other magician heavyweights?

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Magic shows have seen a resurgence recently, spearheaded by names like Derren Brown and Dynamo. Troy is the latest magician to try and take advantage of this popularity, with a show on E4. Does he stand out in a world dominated by big names? Not really, but he can do … Read More

TV | True Detective – Part of the McConaughey 'McConnaissance'

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True Detective, HBO’s latest big budget show, always ran the risk of simply rehashing the typical cop drama storyline. A complicated murder and mismatched partners forced to work together is a road well-trodden, but True Detective manages to rise above the clichés and provides a gripping story and two fantastic … Read More

TV | 20 years since the 'Twenty Something' hit our screens and never left

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20 years ago this September,  the concept of the ‘twenty-something’ and a little-known actress called Jennifer Aniston stumbled out of a Greenwich Village street and into our lives. It’s been two decades since Friends first graced our screens and ten since the “The Last One” saw us finally say goodbye to … Read More

TV | Freeview Flicks of the week – From Heath Ledger to Zombies

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There’s always a wide selection of great films available on Freeview and seeing as staying in is the new going out, TV presents the ideal opportunity to catch up on what you might have missed in the cinema. Plus, it saves you spending your student loan on DVDs and rentals. … Read More

TV | Britain's Great War – BBC's tribute to WWI centenary season

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It’s very difficult to write a book or make a documentary series that gives a general description of a major war. World War One and Two have been documented to the extent that it is difficult to come up with something new and interesting to say, especially considering the number of war buffs there are about, including … Read More