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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Politician serves as a satire of student politics

October 16, 2019

Netflix’s The Politician premiered on the streaming site on September 27th 2019 and despite being hailed as “hollow” and “mean” by critics it is currently one of the highest rated shows on Netflix.

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Self-love isn’t necessarily selfish

April 3, 2019

These shows offer advice and tips on how to get your life in order, whether it be your house or your general hygiene and style. People have always had a fascination with these shows because watching someone either grow in confidence, or be able to see the floor of their bedroom again feels satisfactory to us.

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Ricky Gervais comes to terms with the afterlife

April 3, 2019

During the first three episodes Tony tries to come to terms with the loss of Lisa and spirals into depression, Tony is hardened by the grief he is experiencing and we watch him go about his everyday life in the aftermath of his loss.

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The Royle Family and Brexit: A Study

March 20, 2019

The Royle Family and Brexit both share the mentality of blaming others for their situation. Jim cries when the batteries from his remote are stolen but refuses to get up and change the channels himself. As a result, in a hilarious climax, he is stuck watching location, location, location by his own stubbornness.

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The girls are back in Derry

March 20, 2019

Amidst all the laughing and jokes, there are certain moments where it shows the real atmosphere and views that were very high during The Troubles. Derry Girls highlights that story within the comedy and it works very well in catching your attention as well as your laughter.

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Addicted to “YOU”

February 18, 2019

Netflix examines the darker face of love with its hit new series “YOU”. The problematic premise of the stalker’s perspective in love might be just what you are looking for this Spring (especially after Valentine’s

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The best tv shows of the year

November 28, 2018

As multiplex cinemas remain dominated by comic-book heroes and endless remakes, prominent Hollywood talent continues to head to the small screen, resulting in yet another year of terrific TV offerings catering to a vast spectrum

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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

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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.