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“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 →

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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 →

GLOW: Netflix’s Underdog Drama

The chances are that you'll have heard of GLOW, Netflix's latest show, at least in passing, but you've perhaps not given it a chance yet. Unlike some of Netflix's other dramas, GLOW doesn't boast a cast of massive household names... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Feminism from Love Island 2017

For the last few summers, one programme has dominated TV screens and conversations alike: Love Island. For the uninitiated, Love Island is a reality TV show in which a group of extremely attractive singletons are thrown into a villa in... Continue Reading →

House of Cards Series 5 Review: Is the House Falling?

To say the release of House of Cards Series 5 is timely would be an understatement. Following a power-hungry, controversial American president, the latest series has an irony that will half make you want to laugh and half make you want... Continue Reading →

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