TV / 19/01/2021 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4 Review: A fitting ending?

And the final season has arrived. ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Part 4 ends Sabrina Spellman’s journey with the biggest battle yet. In this part of Sabrina’s adventure, we are introduced to a new threat to Greendale: the Eldritch terrors brought to the town by Faustus Blackwood. The episodes follow the characters working together to stop...

TV / 19/01/2021 A Rewatch of… Girlfriends

‘Girlfriends’ is a 2000’s American sitcom following the lives of four black women – Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) a young successful lawyer obsessed with the notion of marriage, Toni (Jill Marie Jones) the bougie real estate agent, Maya (Golden Brooks) a working-class mother turned successful author and Lynn (Persia White) a free-spirited sexually active bohemian...

TV / 19/01/2021 2021: The TV shows we’re looking forward to

WandaVision (January 15 and every following Friday, streaming on Disney+) Judging from the pre-release trailers and promo material, ‘WandaVision’ is set to be extraordinary for both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Disney+. Although it’s hard to tell from the scant footage released, the series will seemingly follow former Avengers Wanda Maximoff and the Vision as...

TV / 19/01/2021 The TV reboot: successful or bound to fail?

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Reboots, remakes, and spin-offs of iconic TV shows are either in the works, or set to be released this year. But promising us new casts, characters and plot lines, will they do the originals justice? In 2021, Michael C. Hall is set to return as Showtime’s beloved...

TV / 19/01/2021 Black Narcissus review: “It struggles to find its feet”

If you’d told me at the beginning of the year that I’d spend my New Year’s Eve watching a mini-series about nuns set in Colonial India, I would probably have laughed. But with COVID making any sort of party impossible, that was exactly where I found myself on December 31. ‘Black Narcissus’, however, is no...

TV / 15/12/2020 2020’s Best of TV

‘The Goes Wrong Show’ Matthew Stothard A multilingual WWII codebreaker played by an actress who can only speak English, a deer who misses his cue and a whole set rotated by ninety degrees. If that all sounds weird and random, it’s because it is, but it is pulled off brilliantly by Mischief Theatre, the creators...

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A rewatch of… Wentworth Prison

‘Wentworth Prison’ is an Australian prison drama following the women inside, a loose remake of the TV classic ‘Prisoner: Cell Block H’. I have been re-watching the show on Amazon Prime (mainly to dodge university essays like the plague) and ashamedly I had forgotten how good it is. Despite my glowing recommendation, there are huge…

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The life of the advert

Disney has released a new advert in support of the Make-A-Wish charity. The advert tells the story of grandmother Lola, her granddaughter and their family traditions. The story begins with the cuddly toy of Mickey Mouse being gifted to Lola as a child in 1940. As the advert continues, we see that Mickey becomes a…

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The Best of Adaptations: Preacher

AMC’s ‘Preacher’ is an example of how you adapt a comic book well. Fundamentally similar to the comic, the show stands out on its own as something unique, in some regard better. ‘Preacher’ tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher who mysteriously gains the power to make others obey his will, his criminal ex-girlfriend…

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Is Historical Accuracy that important?

Yes, but it’s not everything. I love historical fiction, it’s one of my favourite genres. There is so much to love about it: intriguing storylines, beautiful costumes and extravagant houses and castles we can only dream of living in… but I also love history, so I’m known to nit-pick every time a show deviates from…

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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…

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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’…

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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…


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