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Reviewed: Soulmates

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ There’s some really interesting stuff going on in Amazon’s Soulmates. Despite being dangerously close to a Black Mirror spin-off, the series makes a real stab at trying to carve out its own niche, approaching each episode with an eye for subtlety and an impulse to explore the furthest corners of its warped world, […]

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Soulmates

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ In the last decade, mainstream science fiction TV has been preoccupied with a key idea: How could imminent progress in technology enable the worst in human tendencies? A steady stream of shows have followed, but of these, Black Mirror (2011-2019) is the best known, and it’s also the best example of the pitfalls […]

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Death to 2020 review- a crap film to end a crap year

2 stars The highlight of the festive TV watching in my house was never The Queen’s Speech, or Doctor Who, or The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. For my Dad and I, it was Charlie Brooker’s Wipes, the Black Mirror creator’s annual look at the world and how it had gone down the pan […]

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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 […]

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“Everyone wants to live forever” Is Black Mirror predicting the future?

Black Mirror is a British television show that takes a look at the consequences of technologies on modern society through a set of macabre and somewhat cynical lenses. The show typically takes place in a not so far off future world, although often depicted as slightly dystopian. Notably, it’s actually the characters rather than the […]