TV / 13/04/2021 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 Christmas days impatiently waiting for the special. One of the earliest memories I have is of watching it for the first time. It was the night before my 6th birthday party,...

TV / 13/04/2021 The Amelia Gething Complex: Bizarre But Brilliant

‘The Amelia Gething Complex’ is bizarre. It’s sort of a sitcom, but it’s also a sketch show; there was a Christmas special released in March and there’s an evil giant duck. It is basically a cartoon in live action, with extra weirdness thrown in for good measure and it’s back for a second series. It’s...

TV / 13/04/2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review: A recommended watch

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ is Marvel’s next Disney+ series. The series follows the characters of Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie), aka the Falcon and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), also known as the Winter Soldier. Now that Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are gone, Bucky and Sam are trying to find their place in this...

TV / 13/04/2021 Limited series: the safe option

Seven seasons of ‘True Blood’. 80 episodes, 80 hours I will never get back. Not that I want the first 20 hours back, those were well spent; but the remaining 60 would’ve been better spent watching The ‘Twilight Saga’ fan reaction videos. Problem is: how do you know if a series will turn out terrible?...

TV / 13/04/2021 Colour-blind vs colour-conscious casting on TV

Embracing inclusive casting means that we can finally target the inequalities of opportunity for marginalised groups within the television industry, whilst increasing the diversity of representation we see on our screens. It’s an important method for preventing the whitewashing and straight washing of characters. It provides actors from the LGBTQ+ community, and actors with disabilities,...

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...

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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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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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‘I’m a Celebrity’ 2020 Review

‘I’m A Celebrity’ this year looked slightly different. Usually, the show takes place in Australia but instead, the celebrities are in Gwrych Castle, North Wales. The contestants this year are Sir Mo Farah, Vernon Kay, Jessica Plummer, Victoria Derbyshire, Beverley Callard, Giovanna Fletcher, AJ Pritchard, Shane Richie, Hollie Arnold, Jordan North, Ruthie Henshall, and Russel…


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