Review’s Quarantine Picks: TV Shows

Nothing screams ‘TV shows’ more than quarantine. Now is the ideal moment to start binge-watching a brilliantly-plotted show. Get your favorite snack (be brave, and may the odds be ever in your favor during grocery shopping) and stop planning how…

Liar Season 2 – the perfect example of how to ruin a TV show ★

After waiting three long years for the second season of Liar, it’s safe to say that I was more than ready for its release. The first season ended on a huge cliffhanger which found rapist Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd) dead…

Love Is Blind – Stay away. ★

I have, from time to time, become stuck with the most unfortunate of addictions – reality TV. It was another classic hungover Thursday when I found myself multiple episodes deep into Love Is Blind, a show that seemed perfectly designed…

Noughts and Crosses – A race reversal drama that oozes originality ★★★★

I had no idea what to expect before I started watching the first episode of BBC’s Noughts and Crosses last Thursday. I was intrigued by the concept of a fictional world (Aprica) in which Black people, ‘Crosses’ are the colonisers…

Rick and Morty – Both promising and problematic ★★★★

Animated sci-fi sitcom Rick and Morty has finally returned after a two-year gap – the longest in the show’s history. Produced by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the new season has been acclaimed as another success, despite fan disappointment at…

Sex Education Season 2 – a letdown expected for a first-timer, not a second

Sex Education season one was pretty great. I remember it being good-looking, sexy, cool, aware, and honest, whilst, yes, giving the teenage experience a little too much credit. I didn’t leave my teenage years all that long ago. I certainly…

Anne with an E – ahead by a century ★★★★

L. M. Montgomery’s 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables is more than a beloved classic. It’s warmly comforting and upliftingly funny, no matter how many times one returns to it. The 2017 adaptation, Anne With An E, expertly toes the…

Dracula – A bloody good adaptation ★★★★

The infamous story of the blood-sucking vampire is well known and often adapted, but this new miniseries, from Sherlock creators Mark Gatiss and Stephen Moffat, manages to be unique in every aspect of its production. Loosely — and this must…

13 Reasons Why: just no.

A note to the show: I understand that a lot of teenage dramas hinge on how undependable the adult world is, but for the love of God, just go to your parents for once. 13 Reasons Why, with a three-seasons-long…

Best TV show: Fleabag: the heroine we need but don’t deserve

If the vision of Phoebe Waller-Bridge holding all her Emmys isn’t indication enough that she’s an absolute genius, watch Fleabag. Be it comedy, tragedy, family drama, romance or fourth-wall breaking, Fleabag’s got it all. The admirable economy of the show,…