TV

Has TV outdone Cinema?

Television today looks very different to what it looked like twenty years ago, and it’s not just because our screens are now flatter. Before “The Sopranos” changed the game, dramatic television was much simpler; individual episodes were often self-contained stories…

Stranger Things 2 – Top 5 Moments

Rajan Chander, a “Stranger Things” super-fan if ever there was one, looks over the celebrated show’s immense second season. SPOILER ALERT — Stranger Things is back! The breakout show of 2016 returned with 9 episodes exploring the weird town of…

Is Political Fantasy the Sick Man of Television?

Despite a stellar reception from audiences and critics alike, the sixth season of HBO’s hit show “Veep” pulled in just 60% of the viewership it had enjoyed for the preceding five seasons. This is an issue for two reasons. Firstly,…

A disappointing season of “Games of Thrones”

2017: the year “Game of Thrones” ran out of dragon fire. Despite over one billion illegal streams the latest season of HBO’s Game of Thrones proved disappointing and underwhelming for even this self-proclaimed super-fan. Inevitably the story would contract as…

“Big Little Lies”: troubling themes done well

Centred around the well-trodden topics of motherhood and relationships, HBO’s “Big Little Lies” proves a fascinating and addictive mini-series that all should make time to see. Its success can partly be attributed to its avoidance of archetypal characters too often…

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