TV, Venue / 24/11/2020 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...

TV, Venue / 24/11/2020 The Great British Bake Off: A TV Treasure

It is Tuesday night, the kettle has just boiled, a slice of cake has just been cut, and I’m on Channel 4, waiting for ‘Bake Off’ to start.  ‘Bake Off’ is truly a British TV treasure and the country adores it. It has been popular for years now and everyone loves the classic comedy duos,...

TV, Venue / 24/11/2020 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...

TV, Venue / 24/11/2020 The Best of Adaptations: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Reboots are fantastic. Some advertising executive sits you down and says: “Right. You know that thing you love?” And I reply: “Why yes of course. I love it.” So he responds: “What if I told you that we were going to do this thing you love again, in a totally different way?” To which I...

TV, Venue / 24/11/2020 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...

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...

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