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Russell T. Davies re-joins ‘Doctor Who’ after a ten-year absence

Two weeks ago the BBC announced the return of Russel T. Davies as the writer and potential showrunner for the long-running sci-fi programme Doctor Who. The decision has been positively received by fans of the show, but what does it mean for Doctor Who’s future?Davies rebooted Doctor Who in 2005 after its axing in 1989, […]

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Cult Column: Gilmore Girls

With the leaves turning golden brown, the air becoming crisper, and all things pumpkin spiced being sold everywhere, we are well into autumn, and there is no better way to indulge in the season than by watching Gilmore Girls.  Set in the endearing, mythical Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, we follow single mum Lorelai Gilmore […]

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Midnight Mass: Review

About one year ago, I wrote the review for Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to his incredibly successful horror series The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor. Bly Manor, like Hill House before it, was a visual essay on the ghosts that haunt us. Not the spirits necessarily, but the regrets, the fears, the […]

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Is Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop adaptation doomed from the start?

There is something about a live action anime adaptation that people can’t quite seem to get right. The track record over the last few years is less spotty and more a complete wash – with stinkers such as Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell, The Last Airbender and more recently Netflix’s much derided Death Note […]

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Squid Game: Review

It’s 2021—that quirky fix of Menippean horror-thriller is long overdue. Thankfully, the wait is over. Squid Game, directed and written by Hwang Dong-Hyuk, crafts its characters artfully, slaughters them surgically, dunks you in despair, and makes you marinate in fear. Gi-Hun (Lee Jung-Jae) is our goofy, Shaftesburian protagonist with a gambling addiction, a broken family, […]

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Sex Education – Season 3 Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The hit show Sex Education has returned to Netflix for its third season. With a triumphant 100% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it seems that this ‘dramedy’ has maintained its record of captivating storytelling, spellbinding humour, and tasteful inclusivity.  This series follows the lives of Otis Milburn and Maeve Wiley as they […]

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Vigil – The deeper you go, the more absurd it gets?

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐ From the producers of Line of Duty, the latest BBC drama to hit our screens is Tom Edge’s Vigil, starring the BBC’s drama darling Suranne Jones as a DCI sent on board a Navy submarine to investigate a suspicious death. This show has it all for the Sunday BBC drama viewers; murder […]

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BBC’s Time Review

TW: Mentions of rape/abuse Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The latest BBC crime drama to bless our screens, Time, is an outstanding triumph. Not only is it masterfully crafted, continuously both terrifying and heart-breaking, it sends a profoundly important message to a nation whose prison system is in dire need of radical reform. Sean Bean stars as […]