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The Haunting of Hill House

Netflix’s  reimagining of the 1959 classic horror novel by Shirley Jackson of the same title, The Haunting of Hill House delivers a more extensive, creative, and successful portrayal of the story and characters than any attempt before.  Previously made into two film versions, once in 1963 and in 1999, both rebranded as The Haunting, the […]

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Fringe

Frappés And Funny People: Donald Alexander and Stuart McPherson on being a Dynamic Comedy Duo, Dream Gigs and Hurtful Heckles

Donald Alexander and Stuart McPherson are quickly becoming compelling comedians to see on the Scottish comedy circuit. Donald Alexander has earned his reputation as a dry and obtuse funny-man after winning the Best Newcomer Award at the Scottish Comedy Awards 2017, and then going on to support John Kearns on tour. Stuart McPherson is a […]

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Fringe Interview

Frappés and Funny people: Damian Clark on Comedy Evolution, Fart Jokes and Generation Snowflake

Wrapping up the last few days of his fifth Edinburgh Fringe Festival solo-show run, Damian Clark is the epitome of funny. Extra Show, playing at the Gilded Balloon theatre every day, is a compilation of his recent struggles with first time fatherhood and preparation for his first baby.  Clark waxes and wanes from silly to […]

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Comedy Fringe

Jay Lafferty: Wheesht!

Jay Lafferty’s 2018 solo stand-up comedy show follows suit with her titular theme of obscure Scottish lingo; last year’s being Besom, this year’s being Wheesht!, or “shhh” for those of us who aren’t Scottish. Lafferty recognises “wheesht” as a turn of phrase she’s been told many times in her life, and she walks the audience […]

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Love

Content warning: alcohol and sex addiction. The show that seems to continuously beg the question “why are these two characters even together?” has returned. Love, written by Judd Apatow is a show about 21st century love and all of its horribly awkward intricacies. Its two protagonists Mickey and Gus are hopelessly attracted to each other […]

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The Crown: Even the Queen falls victim to the gender pay gap

The producers of Netflix’s The Crown have recently revealed that Claire Foy, the lead actress portraying the Queen in the series, makes significantly less money per episode than her male counterpart Matt Smith, who portrays Prince Philip. Reportedly, Claire Foy makes £28,000 per episode from a £7 million budget per episode. The Crown is a […]

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Are the Chinese Government mimicking Black Mirror?

There is a consensus nowadays that technology can only get better and that outcomes of technological progression must be beneficial. When reality and science fiction television become mirror images of each other however, perhaps it is time to re-evaluate this. China has recently implemented a trial period of a new Social Credit System (SCS). It […]

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Valentine’s, Galentine’s… TV-entine’s? Here’s five shows to get your heart pumping this Valentine’s Day and beyond!

Whether you partake in Valentine’s Day or not, the red hearts, roses and chocolates are inescapable this time of year; so you might as well enjoy it! What better way is there than to curl up on your sofa, treat yourself to some love-heart sweets and binge sappy sitcoms? Read on for a list of […]