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Review: Euphoria Season 2

The Euphoria season two finale premiered on HBO max and let’s just say the audience reception has been widely varied in response to the ending of the popular series. Euphoria season one was an instant hit, following a reliably successful tv formula: exploring adult themes through high school teenagers. Euphoria had an edge to it, […]

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The Many Saints of Newark – Review

Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ A strange feeling of anxious anticipation and dread hung over me as I took my seat to finally see The Many Saints of Newark, the long-awaited cinematic prequel to The Sopranos. I just couldn’t bear the thought of a Godfather Part Three-style let down, wherein an ingeniously created universe is tragically stained […]

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His Dark Materials: season two episode one review

If you like a good fantasy, thriller, mystery, Western or sci-fi, you might find something to like in the newest season of His Dark Materials, the BBC and HBO adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s classic children’s fantasy books. The series has come roaring back with a high-octane, high-budget beginning to the season that promises more surreal […]

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Looking For Alaska

This October sees HBO realise the series adaptation of John Green’s 2005 novel Looking For Alaska that has been keenly awaited for over a decade.  The story is told from the perspective of Miles “Pudge” Halter, an awkward teenager who enrols at a boarding school hoping for adventure and excitement. There, he meets Alaska, a […]

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Chernobyl

 The 1986 nuclear disaster is something which captivates many minds but is rarely talked about, far less shown on television. HBO once again brought brilliance to the screen in the form of a five part series, Chernobyl. The show captures the horrific night of the nuclear reactor explosion in a Ukrainian power plant. The events […]

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Euphoria

Euphoria, the dark HBO drama following American high-schoolers in 2019, has an incredibly hard job to do. After TV shows such as Riverdale and 13 Reasons Why, the genre of teen dramas seems to trademark itself as unwatchable cringe at best, and dangerous misrepresentation at worst. Euphoria, however, is excellent.     To see a […]