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Review: Love Island 2019

Love Island caused a great deal of controversy when it came out, and five series later it has moved on from being every viewer’s guilty pleasure to something that fills up everyone’s social media timelines. Love Island this year might have appeared to be the same – the attractive contestants, the large luxury villa, even…


The future of streaming

The recent cancellations of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, two of Netflix’s Marvel shows, suggests a trend that the streaming giant is reducing its reliance on third-party properties. If they continue in this direction, there will be less of a need to make expensive contracts and finicky license agreements with companies such as Marvel, and…


Last of the summer TV…

The Innocents (Netflix)– Johanne Elster-Hanson Teenagers June and Harry are in love, and they decide to run away from her controlling father. Their characters are as bland as their love story is clichéd, and their elopement is cut short when two suspicious-looking men try to kidnap June. When she then changes her appearance to that…

OldVenue, TV

Farewell to Downton

Suffice to say that Downton Abbey has had its fair share of disastrous endings, climactic Christmas specials, and suspicious servants. However, it all drew to a rather more pleasant conclusion on Christmas Day, with everyone seemingly getting their deserved happy ending. The everlasting estate and breeding ground for scandal has managed to take centre stage…

OldVenue, TV

‘Tis the Season to Watch Telly

Now that the famous Cola Cola Christmas advert is back on our screens, we can safely say that the holidays are coming. For many, snuggling up on the sofa with your family to watch the Christmas TV specials is an exciting and relaxing tradition, just like over-doing it on mince pies and chocolate selection boxes….

OldVenue, TV

The End of an Era: an emotional farewell to Downton Abbey

The sixth and final series of Downton Abbey is well underway, bringing the Crawleys into the mid 1920s. 1925 was a year of great change politically, (the introduction of the ‘Administration of Estates Act’ and the return of the ‘Gold Standard’) and technologically (the first use of TV transmission and hairdryers). It seems appropriate that…

OldVenue, TV

Back to Broadchurch

If you are one of the crazy few who didn’t watch the first series of Broadchurch, or haven’t yet seen Monday’s episode, DO NOT READ, and instead drop all essay writing and go and watch it right now! There’s nothing quite like being enthralled by a good crime drama, and Monday the 5th of January,…

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