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Thursday, February 21, 2019

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....

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...

Blue Planet II: A review

This month has seen the return of David Attenborough to our screens and (the return of David Attenborough to our) oceans as he uncovers...

Must-watch: Louis Theroux’s Dark States

This month has seen the return of much-loved documentarian (and national treasure) Louis Theroux to the BBC. In this latest trilogy of documentaries, it...

The power of serialisation

The great artistic innovators, throughout time, have always pushed the boundaries of their chosen medium. From Tarantino to Pratchett, Nolan to Miller, part of...

The television revolution: have we entered the golden age of television?

Daisy Treloar contemplates the reasons behind the rise in quality of television shows.

13 Reasons Why You Should Watch “Thirteen Reasons Why”

1.)   John Green - Though lacking in readership compared to John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars or Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, Jay...

Review: The Young Pope

László Szegedi reviews The Young Pope, HBO's visually and mentally arresting ten-part series.

From Rugrats to Raven: a blast from TV’s past

As noughties kids, TV was an important part of our lives. Our parents stuck us in front of it when they couldn’t be bothered...