Crime and ‘You’

Another Netflix controversy Last year, Netflix’s show 13 Reasons Why caused public anxiety about the risk of a suicide contagion among teenagers – particularly in those who are vulnerable to bullying and stereotypes. The show portrays the aftermath of a…

Binge-Worthy TV Recommendations

The Christmas holidays are nearly over – but it’s not all bad news. Need a new show to binge before you get back to LSE? Here are some recommendations to avoid the arduous problem of scrolling through Netflix for an…

Dog Docs: For All The Good Boys We’ve Ever Loved

The new Netflix original documentary series is a treat (pun intended) for everyone. You’d be silly to think it a mere compilation of cute, dopey dog clips. Dogs is a six-part docu-series with each episode focusing on a different dog.…

“Maniac”: A Game Of Tetris

The Netflix limited series Maniac follows the psychedelic experiences of strangers Annie and Owen during a pharmaceutical trial and their quest through a range of different mindscapes. Sparks fly, and it is in the midst of these events where they…

‘The Reign Of The Middle-Aged White Man Is Over’: “House of Cards” Takes Its Final Bow

House of Cards’ final season dropping on Netflix days before last week’s US midterms seemed to have little impact in deterring voters from supporting female candidates, despite its menacing new female President Underwood (Robin Wright). In the wake of Trumpism,…

“Killing Eve”: Slay or be Slain

BBC America’s Killing Eve grabs hold of you by the windpipe and forces you to watch with bated breath and a nervous smile on your face. Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) is an MI5 officer hunting down the gifted and elusive…

“Bet you thought you’d seen the last of me.”

Avengers: Infinity War better step aside because the true most ambitious crossover event has arrived. It’s Murder House meets Coven meets the end of the world and American Horror Story’s loyal fanbase is here for it. Seasons of AHS boast…

Outstanding Article On This Year’s Emmy Nominations

The Emmys are a wide-ranging set of awards where far too much is deemed ‘outstanding’ across the 122 unique categories. But the ridiculous number of categories permits Viola Davis a Guest Actress nomination for one episode’s work in Scandal and…

An Unoriginality Complex

Hollywood has been adapting literature for the screen for over one hundred years, and has produced many renowned films, such as “Gone with the Wind”, “The Godfather” and “The Shawshank Redemption”. More recently, however, television has become an increasingly popular…

The Problem With Apu: when representation becomes problematic

In a time when Aziz Ansari, Riz Ahmed and Mindy Kaling are making huge strides for South Asian representation, we still have Apu. “The Problem With Apu”, American comedian Hari Kondabolu’s truTV documentary that details his decades-old frustration with “The…