A series about the police isn’t exactly a new idea, but when it’s not only concerning solving crimes, there’s maybe more to it. Babylon is a new drama and comedy on Channel 4, about the Metropolitan Police, and it doesn’t just provide singular perspectives on the cases.
We all know it, – one of the most beloved sitcoms ever, Friends. The series about six friends and their everyday lives went on for 10 years, and it didn’t lose viewers, but rather earned a massive audience. The series presented the idea that all you need is good friends, rather than raising a family in conventional domestic lives.
It’s time for a follow up, and this time the episode investigates the phenomena of “Celebrity Pets”. Still, it starts with the smooth jingle, but Conrad’s voice is actually more enthusiastic and upbeat than before. However, it’s still easy to lose concentration, perhaps because of the massive flow of information, which unfortunately is not as well structured as last time.
At first sight, The Fall seems like a classic crime series with the usual characters: the criminal, the victim and the detective. It has a long introduction, where nothing is really going on, and therefore it already seems quite dull. Suddenly it turns really interesting, because the creepy stalker guy, who’s been walking around a woman’s home, isn’t what you would typically expect from a criminal. He turns out to be a father; happily married with two children, and works as a couple’s therapist. What went wrong?
What type of main character do we typically see in today’s TV-series? Is it the classical hero, or is it a new type of character?
The Selfie, The Kardashians and The Apple Icon are some of the random phenomena being investigated in 21st Century Mythologies, presented by the acclaimed writer and critic Peter Conrad. The description of the radio series seemed very interesting in my opinion, and when every program only consists of 11 minutes, it seemed like a very easy way of being enlightened on a specific phenomena.
Drama, comedy, and nerve-wracking moments – Orange is the New Black has it all. If you haven’t already jumped aboard this original Netflix series, then you better come along!