TV / 13/10/2020 Why Feel-Good Shows Still Matter

Opening your browser and clicking onto an online streaming service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, you’d be forgiven for initially thinking that the age of the light-hearted, ‘feel-good’ show was over. Apparently abounding are the dystopias, the sci-fi fantasies, and gritty dramas – but all is not as it appears. In fact, during the...

TV / 13/10/2020 The Best Of…

Science-Fiction Matthew Stothard There is a simple reason that ‘Doctor Who’ is the best science-fiction programme: the core concept is genius. By introducing space and time travel and only having a few core characters, it becomes a show of infinite possibility, which can reach into all genres of television. You want emotional drama? ‘Doctor Who’...

TV / 13/10/2020 How streaming services have redefined television

Streaming services are the new way to watch television. Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ have become so popular due to the fact you are able to binge watch most series. Therefore, people are able to continue watching the series without having to wait a week for the next episode. Additionally, streaming...

TV / 13/10/2020 The Crown: Anticipation for Season Four

I first stumbled across ‘The Crown’ in late 2016. Now, I’m going to be honest with you, initially I wasn’t really fussed about watching the show upon its release. However, 16-year-old Niamh was madly in love with one of the show’s main stars, Matt Smith. So, on a whim, I gave it a go and...

TV / 22/09/2020 Anticipated Autumn Arrivals

His Dark Materials: Season 2 I don’t watch a lot of television. I have certain shows I adore and very few I actively keep up with and religiously watch, so anticipating a premiere is almost unheard of for me. The unbearable wait until November for the second season of ‘His Dark Materials’ therefore shows perfectly...

TV / 22/09/2020 Cancelled TV: ‘American Vandal’ and ‘Forever’

I have two go-tos when it comes to shows cancelled too soon: American Vandal – one of the best comedies of recent years and another victim of Netflix’s cynical “two seasons, then done” financial strategy – and Forever. My love of detective and mystery series comes from an utter inability to guess who the culprit...

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A Rewatch of… The Midnight Gospel (2020)

When you rewatch something, that overall experience can never be the same again – the mental circumstances occurring as you watch will always be different. This was my mindset going into my latest rewatch of ‘The Midnight Gospel’ (2020), a show I’ve now seen three times. ‘The Midnight Gospel’ is an adaption of sorts of…

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Outer Banks: Mystery and Drama

Outer Banks is one of Netflix’s top series at this time. Designed as a blend of dozens of 80s movies and TV shows, it is set in the beach vacation destination of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The series follows an attractive teenage boy John B, who lives on his own. His dad has…

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Race in TV adaptations

Adapting a popular book or comic into a TV series is always a tricky task. People become attached to the characters as they envision them to be, so when a TV show alters a character, it’ll never please everybody.  Film companies in recent years have made efforts to diversify their productions. One way in which…

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I May Destroy You: an eye-opening watch

Michaela Coel is such an amazing creative force. She’s completely unapologetic and tells it like it is. Her portrayal of sexual assault in I May Destroy You is no different. The main character, Arabella, is a young Black woman who is struggling to finish her novel when she is date-raped on a night out. The…


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