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Friday, April 19, 2019

The depiction of masculinity in “Breaking Bad”

Recently I have revisited the show that arguably, spare perhaps The Wire and The Sopranos, kick-started the TV and streaming revolution that has unfolded...

Don’t cancel your streaming subscription just yet

If ever you have found yourself scrolling through social media, you will have no doubt stumbled upon a tweet or a Facebook post that...

Killing Eve: A must-watch

Killing Eve has swept like a tornado across the television landscape on both sides of the Atlantic in recent weeks. Having seen the sensation...

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,...

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,...