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An interview with the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee

Serena Baker is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Edinburgh who was crowned the winner of BBC One’s Great British Sewing Bee. The seventh series of the programme put amateur sewers through ten weeks of challenges, attracting audiences of nearly six million people. Serena spoke to The Student about her experience. ‘I felt […]

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians: the end of an era?

The rise and rise of the Kardashian family has been, as was always intended, well-documented. Premiering in late 2007, their eponymous show featured Juicy Couture-laden Kim and her wealthy, wannabe family in their daily disputes in the Hollywood Hills. As the series has rattled on, the family has morphed from wealthy and connected to culturally […]

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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, less explicitly pornographic than Naked Attraction but ultimately more depraved. The concept […]

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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 Love is Blind is, it is a crystal-clear societal mirror. The show claims to be a […]