Television

Break up the day with Daybreak

March 30, 2020

Daybreak is the teen drama comedy satire that we all need to watch, just in case the world ends. This post-apocalyptic series explores many cinematic genres of storytelling in its 10 episode spectacular, keeping audiences on their toes and keeping the presentation of the show fresh.

Film

Netflix shows we lost to the algorithm

March 16, 2020

Netflix algorithms have the miraculous ability to predict what we want to watch. Re-occurring themes in what we choose to watch has a ripple effect on what the streaming service will then recommend. And for the most part, they get it right.

Television

The Netflix show proving that love really is blind

March 2, 2020

Netflix’s latest reality show “Love Is Blind” launched on the streaming service on the February 13th as part of a three-week event where the contestants are on the mission to find a spouse.

Television

From video games to TV adaptations

February 17, 2020

The release of Netflix’s “The Witcher” was a truly special day for fans of the series. Aside from the initially confusing timeline, the series was a real triumph that managed to stay true to aspects of both the game and the original books by Andrzej Sapkowski.

Television

Sex Education empowers and informs with season two

February 5, 2020

Otis, Maeve, Eric and all our beloved characters from Netflix’s hit show “Sex Education” returned to our screens on January 17th. After the colossal success of the first season the second season was much anticipated by the fans of what has been suggested to be Netflix’s best original show.

Television

Streaming killed the video star

December 11, 2019

The move to online streaming platforms such as Netflix/Amazon Prime and the use of social media apps, has had an astronomical effect on the amount of viewers abandoning traditional TV broadcasting.

Television

The popularity of trash TV

December 11, 2019

The rise in the popularity of reality TV in recent years is one that has gripped audiences from six years of age to sixty and appeals to the office secretary and university professors alike.

Television

The best TV shows you missed in 2019

November 27, 2019

There is often talk of how much the TV landscape has changed in the past decade or so as creators embrace the shift towards streaming, A-list star vehicles and the impact of the short-form limited series.

Television

Watchmen mirrors the brutal reality of the US political landscape

November 13, 2019

Ostensibly a remix rather than direct adaptation of Alan Moore’s iconic 1987 comic, HBO’s “Watchmen” offers a contemporary political perspective on one of the core texts of modern superhero fiction, introducing a largely new cast of characters into a universe that seems all too close to reality while humming with an air of the fantastical.

Television

Fractured fails to stray from classic thriller tropes

October 30, 2019

From the onset, there is a sense of foreboding in the new Netflix thriller, “Fractured.” This is possibly due to the fact that the plot of the movie seems very familiar to “Shutter Island” and “Flight Plan”, where actress Jodie Foster searches for her missing daughter on a flight.

Television

RuPaul’s Drag Race takes the UK by storm

October 30, 2019

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK finally got under way at the start of October, and the judgment is still out on whether it’s just the US version with a British coat of paint.

Television

Stranger Things season four trailer sparks suspicions

October 16, 2019

Known for its cinematic essence of the 1980’s, Stranger Things pays homage to the pop culture of that decade. Its success can be owed to the retro soundtrack, first-class performances and impeccable writing. Creators of the show, the Duffer Brothers, borrow the aesthetic and theme of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg films alike.