TV

Tiger King

Content warning: Animal abuse, sexual abuse Tiger King might just be the most bizarre apparition of the American Dream ever to haunt our screens. The rise and fall of Joe Exotic, a gay gun-toting redneck willing to disregard the lives of both humans...

Felicity: A Show That Shaped Me

Upon returning from reading week, I found my flatmate had spontaneously cut her hair short. This sent me spiralling down a Felicity rabbit hole. The show that possessed, inhabited and owned my heart and soul from the age of thirteen to fifteen. ...

Élite Season Three

I find my hands tied in writing this review to not give spoilers as the ending of season three of the Spanish series Élite, and by this I mean, the last one episode, single-handedly makes an otherwise impressive series leave a sickening aftertaste....

Five Guys a Week

Five Guys a Week arrives on our screens as a composite of reality TV excess and perversion. Blending Love is Blind, Come Dine with Me and your most horrific fever dream, the show is Channel 4’s latest contribution to the television dating canon,...

The Great Pottery Throw Down

The Great Pottery Throwdown is, with its playful filth and flair, the very best of British television. It is unrelentlessly joyful, a triumph of quaint skill and beauty, and a simple celebration in the delight of hobbies. The show’s format derives...

Love is Blind

Netflix’s new reality show turned out to be a tangled mess. But it’s also brutally indicative of the way Western society currently falls in love. Or into attraction. Or marriage. And after all, television. As chaotic, unorthodox and cringeworthy...

I Am Not Okay With This

I am okay with I Am Not Okay With This. More than okay, actually. The series taps into that kind of frantic 80s nostalgia that grounds every series of Stranger Things, and shares with it a clear inspiration from the works of Stephen King. Not only...

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