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Stranger Things 2

Success is a fickle beast. Everyone wants it – but what do you do when you get it? Living up to something so close to perfect as the first season of Stranger Things was never going to be easy. While the ...

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The Orville: A Star Trek pastiche

How many episodes should a series need to work out what it’s about? No, I don’t mean the audience working it out, but the show itself. The Orville can’t seem to decide what it is going for. Is it a spoof? ...

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Female friendship on Ally McBeal

Ally McBeal often gets a bad rap. This female-led show was both applauded and derided for being feminist and anti-feminist at the same time. Which is it? Personally, I always fell into the positive camp. After all, feminism is about ...

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Binge watching: The IT Crowd

Two IT guys and an attractive woman walk into a bar… she must be a work colleague. Graham Linehan’s The IT Crowd is all about stereotypes. The humour is almost entirely derived from stereotypes of computer geeks as well as ...

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The Defenders: It’s too late for heroes

Review of Marvel's The Defenders

Marvel’s relationship with Netflix began so well. The first season of Daredevil was exquisite. Since then, however, it’s all gone downhill. While many critics lauded Jessica Jones, I was not one of them. Luke Cage had some redeeming features but ...

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Binge watching: Bluestone 42

BBC shows have such short seasons that I often feel as though I blink and miss shows entirely. I had never so much as heard of Bluestone 42 when I stumbled across it on Netflix. What’s this? A military sitcom ...

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GLOW: We will be invincible!

The new female-centric Netflix show, GLOW, is very loosely inspired by the actual women’s wrestling league of the 1980’s, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. But beyond the idea of doing such a show, very little else in the series takes its ...

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