Categories
Features

Friends is still popular, but is it still progressive?

Content warning: references to rape and transphobia  More than 25 years after its first episode aired, Friends is among the few television series where its sustained popularity demonstrates just how well it manages to strike a chord across generations. Yet since its 2018 renaissance – the streaming giant Netflix paid $100 million just to retain […]

Categories
TV

Throwback: Malcolm in the Middle

Is Malcolm in the Middle the best sitcom of the early 2000s? Yes. No. Maybe. I don’t know. Can you repeat the question? Malcolm in the Middle was, in many ways, a fairly typical sitcom. Set in suburbia and telling the story of a lower middle-class family, it seems on the surface to be a […]

Categories
TV

The Goldbergs

Today’s world is a crazy and scary place. TV, like most other creative mediums, is often used as a platform to reflect current issues back on to society, whether that be directly with the likes of Black Mirror or more inadvertently. Yet comedy has always provided respite, turning tragedy into laughter and cynicism into optimism. […]