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...

TV / 15/12/2020 A Grave Song: In Defence of Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert

The annual arrival of the Christmas advert onto our screens brings with it a sense of anticipation and a taster of the festive joy to come. What will the John Lewis advert be this year? How will the supermarkets decide to advertise their food? What we do not expect is a tsunami of backlash over...

TV / 15/12/2020 ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Review: An Unexpected Success

When I decided to binge watch ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ one Friday night, I wasn’t expecting much. Not knowing how to play chess, nor having a particular interest in it, I went in with the preconception that this show wouldn’t be for me. I’ve never been happier to be wrong, for this show is one of...

TV / 15/12/2020 ‘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...

TV / 15/12/2020 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...

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...

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The Questionable Philosophy of The Good Place

‘The Good Place’ has been a welcome presence every time that it’s returned. And while it’s had peaks and troughs like any long-running show, I always have time for something as positive and well-meaning as ‘The Good Place’. The show has consistently combined its noble intent to teach philosophy and make us all better people,…

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End of the F****ing World Review

The End of the F***ing World is a British dark comedy-drama television programme, based on a graphic novel of the same name by Charles Forsman. The series follows the characters of James (Alex Lawther), a psychopath, and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), a rebellious classmate who sees in James a chance to escape from her life at…

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Biopic vs. documentary

Plenty of recent biopics have triumphed in the box office and undoubtedly, they make a permanent impression. A whole generation grew up with an idea of who Gandhi was purely based on Sir Ben Kingsley’s riveting performance of the Indian freedom fighter in the 1982 biopic. Similarly, it is Daniel Day-Lewis whose image pops up…

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Charlie’s Angels: Rebooted

The iconic ‘70s TV show, Charlie’s Angels is being rebooted by Elizabeth Banks (writer and director). The stars of the film Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott take a tried and tested formula and make it relevant. It could perhaps spark a new era for the franchise by releasing it to a new audience. …

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The Return of Bojack Horseman

Coming into this season, Bojack Horseman was my favourite show. Gorgeous and hilarious all while being an intricately constructed picture of depression that resonated with me so personally, it was instrumental in my understanding of my mental health.  With that said, the news series 6 would be the last, was news I welcomed. Because I…


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