Television

Phily McMahon documentary shows the devastating effects of drugs

November 14, 2018

“I never got a chance to share any of it with John. I’d give all my All-Ireland wins to still have him here with me today.” The work of the drugs court in Dublin was also a segment, with Judge Anne Ryan leading the judicial response to the drug crisis. The entire programme was efficient in highlighting what has become a health crisis here in Ireland.

Television

The rise and fall of the Netflix MCU

November 14, 2018

This was the first chink in the armour of the Netflix MCU. The crossover show, The Defenders, was next on the production line, and the failure of its final hero did not inspire hope among the fanbase.

Television

The Laborious Adventures of Bad TV

November 14, 2018

From shows that keep us on the edge of our seat, to those that leave us snoring in them, we all love television. A fictional adventure, an escape from reality, a simple bit of respite

Television

New RTÉ drama tackles Direct Provision

November 14, 2018

There are currently more than 5,000 asylum seekers in Ireland. The Irish mentality of, “we have to look after our own first” is echoed throughout society. The ground-breaking storytelling and narrative of taken down is showing us the struggle and suffering refugees in Ireland face.

Television

With the rise of streaming, soap operas remain resilient

November 14, 2018

Lots of people can’t even manage to see their closest friends and family four times a week let alone six so it’s no wonder that people grow attached to the characters they see on screen and become emotionally invested in what happens in their lives, even if they know it’s make believe.

Television

A modern twist on classic horror, The Haunting of Hill House

October 31, 2018

The genius of the series The Haunting of Hill House, written and directed by Mike Flanagan, is to draw a line between supernatural terror and the unresolved traumas of childhood – the closest the majority of us will come in real life to being spooked by our past.

Television

Doctor Whoman

October 31, 2018

The Thirteenth Doctor has the charming, somewhat dashing characteristics of Tennant while maintaining the alien, almost childlike characteristics of Smith. As of yet, it’s hard to exactly pinpoint the finer details of her character. The staple trait of immense compassion is still obvious. 

Articles

Behind the cover of book adaptions

October 31, 2018

For many there is the excitement of their favourite book being made into a film and getting to see the characters come to life. This can sometimes be an issue as the casting has to reflect what the book describes the characters as and getting the right people to play them is difficult.

Television

Will Black Mirror’s choose-your-own-adventure episode create a trend?

October 17, 2018

The concept of ‘choose your own adventure’ has been tried and tested for years in video games and has found to be very successful. Generally referred to as roleplaying games or RPGs, players are taken on a journey from building their own character to choosing how they handle difficult situations and how their decisions ultimately change their character’s fate.

Television

South Park’s season premiere critique’s artificially “woke”

October 17, 2018

Cartman is a parody of the typical ‘Woke’ individual. He engages in insincere virtue signalling to prove that he is not a racist, despite having not said anything racist. Paradoxically, his reduces Token to his race identity by assuming that all black people think collectively.

Television

What reality shows have the X Factor?

October 3, 2018

There is one tanned and collagen filled outlier known as Love Island, which dominated the last couple of summers, consistently smashing ITV2 rating records.

Television

The rise of tv dating shows

April 4, 2018

Love is something we all want to find. It is also something we want to watch people find. We love a good love story. This, perhaps, is one of the fundamental reasons for the huge

Features

The age old question; Marvel or DC?

March 21, 2018

There are not many rivalries that generate internet drama like the Marvel versus DC debate. Hardcore fans are ready to lay down their lives on their keyboards to defend their favourite franchise, and discussions escalate

Television

The Good Place is heavenly to watch

February 21, 2018

Many people think about death. How will I die? Will I get to live a long, fun-filled life? Will I make it to heaven? But what most people don’t think about is what would you

Television

The Troubles of Being a Derry Girl

February 21, 2018

Never before has there been a more hilarious yet endearing portrayal of the juxtaposition between the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the average lives of five teenagers until Lisa McGee’s series, ‘Derry Girls’, was aired

Television

Playing a Peaky Blinder

November 29, 2017

With a signature slow-mo strut through the grimy, smoke-choked streets of Birmingham, the Peaky Blinders are back for a fourth season of the BBC gangster drama.

Television

Controversy over Lord of The Rings TV adaptation

November 29, 2017

The Lord of the Rings is quite frankly one of the best stories ever written. J.R.R Tolkien created an epic fantasy novel, which was then turned into an equally epic film series.

Television

A World turned upside down

November 15, 2017

  The Netflix cult show picks up around a year after Will Byers’ escape from “Upside Down”, but behind the colourful arcade screens and Halloween decorations, there’s something strange lurking in the town of Hawkins.

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Television

Sex and Drugs: Life in the red light zone

November 15, 2017

I was a 16-year-old addicted to drugs. Now, I’ve got three beautiful children, that live with my mum, because I can’t look after them,” Kayleigh says, looking directly above the camera and into the producer’s

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Television

Under the Radar: 7 TV Shows You Missed This Year

November 15, 2017

While you were busy devouring the latest seasons of Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and Rick and Morty this year, a minority of viewers were enjoying a bunch of less well-known TV shows that are

Film

Sci-fi movies being rediscovered

October 25, 2017

It seems like all Hollywood can do at the moment is look skywards, eyes tracking the stars. The interest in sci-fi has never been higher than in the past few months, and the titles coming