• BoJack Horseman – How It Accurately Portrays Mental Illness

    Adam Feely Mental illness, depression, addiction, human condition, sexuality, trauma and self-destructive behaviour. These are just a handful of issues addressed in Netflix’s animated programme BoJack Horseman. Yes, you did read that correctly, an animated programme. It follows the exploits of the titular BoJack, a washed-up, narcissistic, alcoholic, drug...
  • Brains + Breakdown: The relationship between the genius and addiction in TV

    Emily Fletcher The ‘Genius’ and their experience of addiction can be seen in Netflix’s new original limited series The Queen’s Gambit, which was recently released. It takes on a young girl’s ascent into the world of competitive chess and her descent into an addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol....
  • LGBTQ+ Representation In Children’s Animation: An Ongoing Battle – Part 4/5

    Jack Richardson After Netflix’s screw ups in Part 3, Part 4 covers how they moved forward after Voltron Legendary Defender and redeemed themselves, by becoming home to one of the biggest queer success stories in animation in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Netflix (Part 2) She-Ra and the...
  • LGBTQ+ Representation In Children’s Animation: An Ongoing Battle – Part 3/5

    Jack Richardson Netflix is home to some quality cartoons, but not all of them can stick the landing. Part 3 covers the unfortunate story of how not to handle representation, and the toxic fallout that can follow. Netflix (Part 1) Voltron Legendary Defender Dreamworks’ Voltron Legendary Defender (2016-2018) was...
  • LGBTQ+ Representation In Children’s Animation: An Ongoing Battle – Part 1

    Jack Richardson The last decade has seen massive improvement in LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream children’s animation, from Nickelodeon to Cartoon Network to Netflix, and even Disney who have jumped on the bandwagon now.  LGBTQ+ representation in children’s media matters for a number of reasons. LGBTQ+ youth are statistically far...
  • Summer TV Picks #6 – Fringe

    Annabel D’Monte Having run between 2008 and 2013, this six season television series created by J.J Abrams was a complete revelation to me when I discovered it on Amazon Prime this summer. Having watched all 100 episodes in a relatively short time frame, I can confidently say that it is one...
  • Sustainable Shopping: Alternatives To Single-Use Products

    You might not know it, but we come across single use products on a daily basis. From the cutlery at your local take-away to the everyday essentials in your toiletry bag. These disposable items are designed to be used once and then discarded....