TV

Spinning Out

Take Black Swan and I, Tonya, and put them into a series with your favourite stars from the dystopian novels you read when you were 14 and just realising how far from perfect the world was as Marx moved into your life, and you have Spinning Out....

Messiah

Netflix’s Messiah seemed like the sum of everything junkies of dystopian political fiction could ever dream of. It had unlimited potential to tackle some incredibly controversial topics; centred around faith and the question of identity bound by...

Dracula

Dracula has been adapted countless times over the century, yet the new BBC miniseries manages to turn the revered tale into a fast-paced drama whilst still staying relatively true to Bram Stoker’s 1887 novel. Promoted as a “three-day reign of...

Derry Girls

Growing up is an ugly, awkward affair. And teenage life set against a backdrop of nineties popular culture, Catholicism and a civil war is still, unfortunately, teenage life, as is Channel 4’s hit comedy Derry Girls shows. It follows a...

You Season 2

New season. New city. New attractive female target. Same disturbingly murderous show. The highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s You opens with our notorious narrator, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), declaring that love is not for him. This is...

Bojack Horseman: Is this the end of an era?

The summer after my junior year of high school, I was in between TV shows and in search of a mindless comedy to pass the time while I searched for a serious drama to binge-watch. One fateful day, I stumbled upon a cartoon about an anthropomorphic...

His Dark Materials

The Phillip Pullman series known for its animal-familiar daemons and interrogation of religion has made it to the screen for the second (and hopefully last) time. Criticised by Spectator writer James Delingpole as an “an extended, bitter rant...

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