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Throwback: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Incels

Content warning: mentions of rape, violence and sexual assault Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a revolutionary show in many ways; it featured one of the first serious lesbian relationships on television and it tackled a number of heavy social issues such as coming out to your parents, domestic abuse, and mental health. In the series’ […]

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Throwback: Angel

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s spin-off show may not have received the same attention as Buffy itself, but that does not make it of any lesser importance. The character of Angel originated as the love interest of Buffy Summers on the critically acclaimed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Following his departure from Sunnydale at the conclusion of the […]

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Throwback of the Week: Doctor Who Christmas Specials

Since the revival of Doctor Who in 2005, watching the series’ Christmas specials has become something of a tradition of the British household. The 2017 Christmas special will be the last episode for Peter Capaldi and it looks promising, bringing back former Doctor David Bradley and introducing Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. With his […]

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Throwback: Sons of Anarchy

At a first glance, the plot of Sons of Anarchy may appear to be about nothing more than the deserved downfall of a bunch of anarchist bearded misogynists who ride around on motorcycles.  However, Sons of Anarchy is neither an endorsement of mindless mayhem and hypermasculinity, nor a simplistic morality tale; believe it or not, […]

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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 […]

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Throwback: Frasier

Spin-offs can be a bit hit and miss. For every show like Angel or Better Call Saul, which supplement the rich worlds they are set in while also introducing new compelling characters, there is a show like Joey or AfterMASH which somehow manage to be both forgettable and  insulting to the original series they spawned […]

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Throwback of the Week: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired 20 years ago and it has passed the test of time. Just as a slayer comes around once in a generation, so does a show of this calibre. Intelligently written, witty throughout, and with incredible talent, this cult classic is a fantastical genre-blend that thrives on being outside of […]

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Throwback – True Blood

Bon Temps, Louisiana, is not the small town it appears to be. Based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, True Blood follows telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) in a world two years after ‘The Great Revelation’ where vampires finally “came out of the coffin” due to the invention of synthetic blood – […]