Television

Goodbye Trump, is it goodbye SNL ?

November 25, 2020

For some viewers, SNL’s response to the Trump era and their political sketches grew tiresome, fairly quickly. So, in a post-Trump era, it is naive of us to expect SNL to move on.

Television

I’m in Wales, get me out of here

November 25, 2020

Although the show has had a major change, Ant and Dec have come back to television screens across the UK and Ireland with the same enthusiasm as every other year.

Music

Spotify doesn’t care about you

November 25, 2020

This heinous undervaluing of music is disgusting, to say the least, however, Spotify has a great solution to help out!

Music

Kylie dances her way through the pandemic

November 25, 2020

With all of the chaos and distress of 2020, especially amid the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, Kylie Minogue’s “Disco” is a glimmer of hope that life will return to normal again.

The Hype

2020’s best true crime podcasts

November 25, 2020

The brief insight we receive into the person’s background, paired with the intricate detail she describes the facts in humanises the case.

Television

Checkmate to the Queen’s Gambit

November 11, 2020

As Beth Harmon develops and goes through more major life experiences, the actress envelops the character and makes you feel attached, especially through her addiction issues.

Music

Will it be 5 seconds of success for Ashton Irwin?

November 11, 2020

As for the album itself, it has received good feedback so far and there is no reason why Irwin’s gamble should not pay off. Staying close to his pop-rock roots, “Have U Found What Ur Looking For?” is a powerful earworm, along with a message to his family in “SCAR,” solidifying his reputation as a musician in his own right.

Film

The eerie times in Netflix’s Rebecca

November 11, 2020

The movie takes many twists and turns of its own and shows a lot more depth than you originally think. It tells a strong story of a woman so in love that nothing can break her.

Television

Star Wars: Attack of the Small Screen

November 11, 2020

The small screen allowed The Mandalorian to become a very different kind of story than what fans were used to. Where the films wore war movie influences on their sleeves, The Mandalorian was clearly inspired by classic westerns.

Music

Streaming brings about the end of CDs

November 11, 2020

However, CDs have been declining in sales ever since 2003, when 730 million CDs were sold that year alone in the US. Nevertheless, consumer demand is still there as today the sales are reaching over 100 million a year, according to Vice.com

Film

No souls in the cinema for Soul

October 28, 2020

The fact that Disney keeps releasing movies meant for theatrical release on their streaming platform, shows that they aren’t committed to the theatrical release model

Television

Emily in a stereotype of Paris

October 28, 2020

While you might choose to tune in for the bright outfits and scenic backgrounds, the inaccuracy and blatant racism are too prevalent to ignore.

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The Trial of Aaron Sorkin’s latest movie

October 28, 2020

Sorkin can get away with his rose-tinted view of American politics with his acclaimed television show The West Wing, however, doing this with an important event of 1960s counterculture feels at best misguided and at worst a cynical reframing of huge figures in the anti-war movement’s motivations and manifestos.

Music

No more sleeping on Pillow Queens

October 28, 2020

A compilation of comments on modern society expressed through rather substandard lyrics that are rescued by appealing melodies and gorgeous vocals.

Television

Bly Manor’s Love Story

October 28, 2020

Four different love stories are told throughout the show, none of them ending particularly well, however, each is unique and captivating.

The Hype

How art can help during COVID-19

October 28, 2020

The pandemic has taught us to appreciate the simple things in our lives, art and exploring the creativity it brings, shows the importance of art in our lives