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…

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…

What’s coming up: February 2020 in film, in print, on TV, and on stage

Films Perhaps the most anticipated film in February is Birds of Prey, the Suicide Squad spin-off, which says a lot about the quality and quantity of choice this month. Starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, the film follows her metamorphosis…

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…

January 2020 – Starting the year with a bang!

The best of January films, tv shows, theatre productions, albums, and books to suit all tastes FILM  To start the decade off with a bang, we have a couple of highly-anticipated war films. The first is tipped to be a…

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,…

The Crown Season 3: Helena-Bonham Carter is the true jewel in The Crown ★★★★

Ah, the monarchy. Whether you love it, hate it, or just think it’s weird that it still exists, both real and reel versions are inescapable. The Netflix series The Crown is back for a third season, with all the old…