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Saturday, July 20, 2019

“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,...

“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...

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...

The TV of St Andrews: What students are watching

In a golden age of TV some series bathe in the glow of public and critical adoration, while others of equal quality lay in...

Doctor Who regenerated after Rosa Parks episode

After an episode on Rosa Parks, Doctor Who now feels truly regenerated. At age 55 and with more quality TV to compete with than ever,...

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Review

Black Mirror is back with a feature length interactive film on Netflix. Netflix has trialed this technology in four films on their kids platform....

TV review: Hard Sun, a gritty crime drama with a twist

Power, murder, corruption, mystery, betrayal and guilt. On paper the script of Hard Sun contains all the makings of an ambitious crime drama. But...

Is Modern Family worn in or wearing out?

Now in its seventh season, Modern Family was one of the most anticipated premieres airing in September. The last episode of season six left...

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...

Whitewashing the walls of period dramas

Daisy Treloar explores the rampancy of racism in the casting of historical television dramas.