• Summer TV Picks #5 – Succession

    Daisy Forster Over the last week I’ve rewatched both seasons of HBO’s hit series, ‘Succession’. Despite winning two Emmys for its first season and being nominated eighteen times for its second, I haven’t heard this show talked about much in the UK. Dripping with sass, incompetence and corporate corruption,...
  • Summer TV Picks #2 – BoJack Horseman

    BoJack Horseman is a cartoon aimed at adults, which follows a once-famous now washed-up TV star with an awful personality. In a world of human-animal hybrids, set in America, the show is a comic, sometimes dark reflection on the life of a celebrity and the horrible choices he makes,...
  • Summer TV Picks #1- Hollywood

    Set in post World War II Hollywood, this Netflix miniseries explores the hurdles faced by aspiring actors whilst trying to make it in the cut-throat world of acting. As an unashamed Gleek, a series created by Ian Brennan and Ryan Murphy, and which even stars Darren Criss, grabbed my...
  • Dragging up the past unnecessarily? The Moorside Review

    Two-part drama ‘The Moorside’ concluded on BBC One last week, a dramatisation of the case of Shannon Matthews that shocked the nation. In 2008, nine-year-old Shannon Matthews was reported missing, and, like the case of Madeline Mccann, the press went mad. Photos of Shannon and her desperate mother Karen...
  • Remembering Coppola’s ‘Apocalypse Now’

    There will never exist a perfect film, though there will always be great films. The definition of both words perfect and great may be slightly similar, however, their disparity in cinema could not be more pronounced. To make a truly great film a director must break down cinematic barriers,...
  • Was ‘The Final Problem’ the end for Sherlock?

    Well, that was truly something. After a shaky start to this long-anticipated series of Sherlock and a far better second episode almost ruined by a final five minutes which seemed to unnecessarily complicate the plot, and a trailer for the third episode which seemed equally brash and ridiculous (yes,...
  • Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Return of Doctor Mysterio

    It’s been a long wait for Doctor Who fans this year. This Christmas special marks the first episode released since the last Christmas special, since there was no full series in 2016. But with such a wait, was it worth it? (SPOILERS AHEAD) The last time was saw the...