Articles

The atypical portrayals of autism on TV

December 12, 2018

Sheldon himself denies being autistic, stating “My mother had me tested.” And yet: Obsessive behaviors. Social dysfunction. Regressive tendencies. Inability to grasp subtext and sarcasm. Avoidance of physical contact. Anxiety. Scientific savantism.

Television

Blackadder goes forth

November 28, 2018

Blackadder Goes Forth was the fourth and final series of the BBC comedy, which aired in 1989. This series follows Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), his dim-witted lackey Private Baldrick (Tony Robinson), and the wildly

Film

The Crimes of Grindelwald, an underwhelming success

November 28, 2018

The series is hard to compare to its predecessor.  JK Rowling is credited as the writer, and David Yates, who directed the final four Potter films, and the first Fantastic Beasts takes directorial reins.  Obviously the source material is not at the same level, but this is still an enjoyable film regardless of its flaws.

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.

Articles

Moya Ryan wins first International medal

October 17, 2018

Irish Badminton player, Moya Ryan talks to The College View after she and her doubles partner, Kate Frost, won their first international honours in Bulgaria.

Rugby

Potential position switch excites Leinster winger

October 3, 2018

“I’m definitely one of those wingers that has centre notions. Having played centre for both Blackrock College RFC and DCU, I love being closer to the ball and the involvement in devising calls, and running moves to try beat the defence.”

Lifestyle

Why you should visit Zadar

November 15, 2017

As Croatia’s fifth largest town and with a population size similar to Ireland, Joseph O’Gorman looks at why Zadar should be at the top of your must-visit list.