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Thoughts from a twenty-one year old girl, in blog form

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The Best Christmas Episodes of All Time

Is there anything quite like plonking in front of the TV at Christmas after eating one mince pie too many? Television has for decades been a key part of Christmas, with families coming together to watch the likes of the... Continue Reading →

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Peaky Blinders: Bigger, Better and Brum-ier Than Ever?

Without a doubt, Peaky Blinders is one of the best dramas to come out of the UK in recent year. While the show might get forgotten about amidst titans like Game of Thrones and Westworld, there's no denying how successful the show has been. More... Continue Reading →

Stranger Things 2: The Review

I should begin this article with somewhat of a disclaimer: I love Stranger Things. It combines almost everything I want in a TV show: lovable characters, the perfect mix of comedy and drama, cinematic twists and, best of all, the 1980s. Although Game... Continue Reading →

“A modern day Elvis”: A Review of George Michael’s Freedom

On Christmas Day 2016, news hit the whole world that George Michael had passed away, aged 53. Almost ten months on, you would expect this news to have sunk in, but for his many fans and those who, like me,... Continue Reading →

TV Shows to Binge-Watch This Autumn

There's not many bright sides to the weather getting colder, darker and more miserable as winter approaches: however, one benefit is that the undesirable weather outside gives you a perfect excuse to stay inside with a great TV show. Now... Continue Reading →

Hell Hath No Fury: A Review of Doctor Foster, Series 2

We all know the phrase 'hell hath no fury like a woman scorned', but nothing demonstrates just how accurate it is like an episode of Doctor Foster. The first series became a surprise success in 2015 with the most simple... Continue Reading →

Ready, Set, Bake: A Review of the Great British Bake Off

Is there anything more quintessially English than the Great British Bake Off? For years it has taken the British love of biscuits, victoria sponge and eccentric bakers from even the most obscure areas of the country. And now, thanks to a... Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones Series 7 Review: The Best Yet?

Last week, Game of Thrones put fans in a frenzy where it aired it's epic, 80-minute-long finale, marking the end of the penultimate season and potentially the last of the show until 2019. In recent years particularly, GoT has reached unknown popularity that many... Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones Mid-Season Review

Ah, Game of Thrones. A TV show that embodies the motto "treat 'em mean to keep them keen". You made us wait 15 months for a new series, and a shorter series at that, but we still love you - and we... Continue Reading →

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