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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Good Place: The future of TV comedy

It has been 17 years since The Office first aired in the UK, and 13 since its American counterpart began. Both seemed to represent...

A brief history of the politician’s TV interview

Last Tuesday a letter was sent to Downing Street from the heads of Channel 4, BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and more complaining of Theresa...

Reality TV is making us lose our humanity

I’m partial to watching Kim and Khloe eat massive salads, watching the political commentaries of Love Island contestants, and even trying to understand what...

Stereotyping East Asians on TV

The strikes have given me a lot of free time to binge-watch the American sitcom “Fresh off the Boat”. Just to give a quick...

“Troy: Fall of a City”: A review

As a classicist I was thrilled to learn that the BBC were doing an eight-part series on Homer’s Iliad and stories surrounding the Trojan...

“Friends” and homophobia

As Friends finally came to Netflix, so did a flood of complaining millennials watching for the first time and articles claiming that the iconic,...

Plan your summer TV binge

For the final issue of the semester I thought I’d set you all in good stead with some summer television inspiration. I did initially...

American Crime Story: Season 2 review

Last year American Crime Story found critical and popular acclaim under the helm of Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson and Ryan Murphy with account of...

Reflections on Black Mirror

Black Mirror has become a cultural phenomenon. But how did this rise happen? And is a fall from favour imminent? Black Mirror started out on...

Channel 4’s Derry Girls: A review

In Channel 4’s latest comedy offering we see familiar stories of teenage antics transported to a troubled corner of Northern Ireland during the ‘90s....