TV / 23/03/2021 This TV show changed my life: The Legend of Korra

I was about eight years late to ‘Legend of Korra’; at age 20, I was very obviously not the intended audience for the animated Nickelodeon show, but having missed it in my youth, I dedicated Lockdown One to ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and Lockdown Two to its aforementioned sequel series.  Korra, as a character, quickly...

TV / 23/03/2021 WandaVision Review: one of the best?

Disney’s ‘WandaVision’ does some incredibly innovative and unique things that kept me on the edge of my seat watching the show week by week. But, now that it’s all released, I feel that ultimately it falls into the same old MCU plotline that we’ve seen time and time again, rather than presenting a revolutionary television...

TV / 23/03/2021 “The Medium Is The Message”: TV Addressing Social Issues

Nicknamed the ‘small screen’, TV has often been undervalued as a medium for storytelling. It has always been associated with the domestic setting. Despite this having negative connotations, this setting has meant important social issues portrayed on screen have literally been ‘brought home’. Once they’re placed in front of you in your own living room...

TV / 23/03/2021 Lucy Worsley: History For The People

As a History student, I am a fan of Lucy Worsley. This may not seem surprising, but within academic circles she is a controversial figure. Her love of the dressing up box and, as she describes it, the “nitty-gritty” means that some accuse her of ‘dumbing down’ for the public. This is indicative of a...

TV / 02/03/2021 Coverage of <i>It’s a Sin</i>’s sex scenes teaches us a lot about homophobia

‘It’s a Sin’ was the talking point of the country for a while, and like many others, I devoured the series the night it was released. It made my heart swell, shattered it into pieces, fixed it up again with the cheapest tape possible, only to then fall apart and splinter into even smaller shards....

TV / 02/03/2021 A Rewatch of… Gilmore Girls

Uplifting, relatable, a cult classic, there’s no show quite as lovable as the charming, American comedy-drama series that is ‘Gilmore Girls’. Running for seven seasons from 2000-2007, this series focuses on the close relationship between fun, perky single mother in her thirties, Lorelai Gilmore, and her intellectual teen daughter, Rory. They’re the mother-daughter slash best-friend...

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To Ship or not to Ship? Relationships on TV

Content Warning: Mentions of Sexual Assault Why do we love to watch love? Relationships are sometimes the greatest reasons to watch a new show. It’s the reason to save a Saturday to binge a season of ‘First Dates’, or go back to watch the wedding episode of your favourite sitcom. It’s realising Chandler is the…

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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…

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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…

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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…


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