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Thoughts from a 23 year old girl, in blog form

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Stop the Love-Island Shaming

When, in many years time, we look back over summer 2018, we will remember fondly a time where the nation was gripped by three things: hot weather for more than a few days, England doing surprisingly well in the World... Continue Reading →

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Netflix’s Latest Binge-watch: Safe

One thing is certain: Netflix is killing it at the moment. From making new original films with big-name stars to releasing some of the most talked-about shows out there, the streaming platform keeps on going from strength to strength, rivaling... Continue Reading →

An ode to strong female TV characters

In the age of #MeToo, Everyday Sexism and the backlash against the pay gap, if there's one thing that women are sick of, it's being treated unfairly due to their gender. While there's still a lot of work to be... Continue Reading →

Eurovision Party Tips

If you live in Europe, you'll know about Eurovision. It's a yearly event that sees countries from across Europe (and Australia too, for some reason) pick an artist to represent them at a huge singing content, where countries are pitted... Continue Reading →

Lovesick: A Review

Lovesick was one of those shows I'd heard whispers about, but never gone out of my way to investigate what it was, never mind devote hours of my time to watching it. However, having run out of TV shows to watch... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Fictional Mums

It's very nearly the time of year where we celebrate mums across the world: Mothering Sunday. With just a few days to go until the big day, you're hopefully ready to spoil your mum rotten and show your appreciation for... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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