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A Rewatch of… How I Met Your Mother

A beloved American sitcom following the ups and downs of love, friendship, and adulthood, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ triumphed in charming fans for more than 200 episodes within its nine series run. With its relatable characters and storylines, unique structure and mix of humour and drama, audiences could not help but fall in love...
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Review: The Irregulars

‘The Irregulars’ is Netflix’s new British crime drama starring McKell David, Thaddea Graham, Jojo Macari, Harrison Osterfield, and Darci Shaw. This cast is very appealing and are all very talented actors individually as well as when they work together. The plot follows a group of teenagers, named the Irregulars, living in the streets of London...
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My Comfort Watch: Gavin and Stacey

There are certain TV shows that every time you watch them, transport you back into a certain period of your life. Fuelled by nostalgia, and desperate for some comfort in a world that is anything but, I find myself re-watching ‘Gavin and Stacey’ quite often, as it goes. It initially became my comfort programme because...
Film

Promising Young Woman: Review

Trigger Warning: Rape, sexual assault Emerald Fennell’s directorial debut Promising Young Woman has been picking up awards left and right, from BAFTAs to Critics’ Choice Awards; it also has several Oscar nominations.  Promising Young Woman tells the story of Cassie Thomas, a nearly-30 medical school dropout who seeks to avenge the death of her best...
Film

Godzilla VS Kong: Review

Until recently, the only “giant monster” or “kaiju” media I had consumed were the episodes of Power Rangers I’d watched as a child, the first Pacific Rim movie (which rules), and the 2014 Godzilla movie – which provoked a tepid reaction at best. However, due to the influence of a friend obsessed with kaiju movies,...

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A Rewatch of… How I Met Your Mother

A beloved American sitcom following the ups and downs of love, friendship, and adulthood, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ triumphed in charming fans for more than 200 episodes within its nine series run. With its relatable characters and storylines, unique structure and mix of humour and drama, audiences could not help but fall in love...
TV

Review: The Irregulars

‘The Irregulars’ is Netflix’s new British crime drama starring McKell David, Thaddea Graham, Jojo Macari, Harrison Osterfield, and Darci Shaw. This cast is very appealing and are all very talented actors individually as well as when they work together. The plot follows a group of teenagers, named the Irregulars, living in the streets of London...
TV

My Comfort Watch: Gavin and Stacey

There are certain TV shows that every time you watch them, transport you back into a certain period of your life. Fuelled by nostalgia, and desperate for some comfort in a world that is anything but, I find myself re-watching ‘Gavin and Stacey’ quite often, as it goes. It initially became my comfort programme because...

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  • The Best Cities in Germany
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    The Best Cities in Germany

    In these uncertain times, you’ve probably set your sights for your next trip a little closer to home. As one of our closest European neighbours, how a...

  • Why Everyone Should Try Solo Travelling At Least Once
    Travel

    Why Everyone Should Try Solo Travelling At Least Once

    For many people, travelling alone can seem daunting, scary, and anxiety-inducing. For others, it produces a sense of liberation, self-confidence, and ...

  • Why Mountains Are Better than Beaches
    Travel

    Why Mountains Are Better than Beaches

    Incredible picturesque landscapes, clean fresh air, peaceful and tranquil; the mountains are full of unmatched beauty. They offer you the chance to di...

  • Beaching About Mountains
    Travel

    Beaching About Mountains

    Blowing breezes and gentle winds were voted the 2nd most popular type of ASMR on Healthline, and the beach is the live concert of these hissing, whisp...

  • Why I Travel
    Travel

    Why I Travel

    I’ve never been able to fathom why anyone would want to stay in the same place for their entire life. Of course, everyone’s entitled to do whatever ma...

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  • Set Life
    Creative Writing

    Set Life

    Your life is a Netflix series, and everyone knew it. The love of your life plays the part of the love of your life. It’s not really her. It’s Ho...

  • Making Friends
    Creative Writing

    Making Friends

    Dolly hadn’t exactly been glad to see them go but she wouldn’t miss the noise of thundering footsteps up and down the stairs outside her flat. When sh...

  • Methods of Running in the Race to the Grave
    Creative Writing

    Methods of Running in the Race to the Grave

    I hear them now as I heard them before, Like winter’s raindrops, whistling past my ears These hymns pour through my spirit And they fall, through dens...

  • A Safe Space
    Creative Writing

    A Safe Space

    Therapy always began with a silence, the kind of dreadful silence that was desperate to speak. They asked him how he felt. He panicked. He always pani...

  • Beneath Silence
    Creative Writing

    Beneath Silence

    Silence is the cruelest weapon  You teach her to swallow back tears  Master the art of snide and contempt  Fight fire with fire, burn f...

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  • Back to the Big Screen- What to watch this Summer
    Film

    Back to the Big Screen- What to watch this Summer

    The past three national lockdowns have been hard on everyone. Families have been separated and countless people have been faced with redundancy, resul...

  • Promising Young Woman: Review
    Film

    Promising Young Woman: Review

    Trigger Warning: Rape, sexual assault Emerald Fennell’s directorial debut Promising Young Woman has been picking up awards left and right, from BAFTAs...

  • Godzilla VS Kong: Review
    Film

    Godzilla VS Kong: Review

    Until recently, the only “giant monster” or “kaiju” media I had consumed were the episodes of Power Rangers I’d watched as a child, the first Pacific ...

  • Concrete at BFI Flare
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    Concrete at BFI Flare

    Representation, in all forms, is perhaps one of cinema’s most important tasks. Cinema is a platform that allows for individuals from around the world ...

  • What to Watch: April
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    What to Watch: April

    A not so very long time ago in an office far, far away…from everyone, I sat down and thought about what films I have indulged in over the past few wee...

GAMING

  • Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - What we know so far
    Gaming

    Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - What we know so far

    The Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is launching May 14th, remastering the original trilogy with all DLCs and new elements to bring the older games int...

  • Most Memorable Gaming Experiences
    Gaming

    Most Memorable Gaming Experiences

    Pokémon FireRed Every Friday, if I’d been well-behaved that week, my mum would drive me to The Game Zone, a video game rental shop not far from our ho...

  • Gambling in Gaming
    Gaming

    Gambling in Gaming

    Gambling can be a slippery slope and in the gaming industry it is commonly linked to online poker, or slot machines. But gambling is so intrinsically ...

  • Console Scalping
    Gaming

    Console Scalping

    Picture this: the brand new PS5 launches, you click onto the Game website to pre-order, and all copies are out of stock within the first 10 minutes of...

  • A Brief History of the Zelda Empire
    Gaming

    A Brief History of the Zelda Empire

    The Legend of Zelda games have become something of a household staple. Zelda, having been around for over thirty-four years, is one of the most popula...

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  • A Rewatch of… How I Met Your Mother
    TV

    A Rewatch of… How I Met Your Mother

    A beloved American sitcom following the ups and downs of love, friendship, and adulthood, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ triumphed in charming fans for more ...

  • Eurovision 2021 – What To Look Out For!
    TV

    Eurovision 2021 – What To Look Out For!

    After being cancelled last year, Eurovision is rising like a phoenix in 2021 to bring us some quality tunes! Here are five to look out for: Malta: Des...

  • Review: The Irregulars
    TV

    Review: The Irregulars

    ‘The Irregulars’ is Netflix’s new British crime drama starring McKell David, Thaddea Graham, Jojo Macari, Harrison Osterfield, and Darci Shaw. This ca...

  • My Comfort Watch: Gavin and Stacey
    TV

    My Comfort Watch: Gavin and Stacey

    There are certain TV shows that every time you watch them, transport you back into a certain period of your life. Fuelled by nostalgia, and desperate ...

  • A Rewatch Of… Doctor Who
    TV

    A Rewatch Of… Doctor Who

    I have been obsessed with ‘Doctor Who’ since I was a kid. I’ve collected various memorabilia, snapped photos with TARDISes and Daleks, and spent Chris...

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