As the Christmas season approaches, essay deadlines and growing stacks of books to be read can have a certain effect on us students. In these desperate times, I look to Tom Haverford’s motto: “treat yo self”. Have an essay that … Continue reading Relatable TV Character of the Month – Tom Haverford from Parks and Rec For December, Niamh Keating chooses Tom Haverford from the hit TV show Parks and Recreation for this instalment of Relatable Character of the Month.
Godless is a seven-part mini-series set in the American West of the 1880s. The female-populated town of La Belle is headed toward conflict as notorious outlaw Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang hunt ex-partner, Roy Goode (Jack O’Connell) are … Continue reading Godless: The American West on Netflix “Godless is an achievement in shedding new light upon, and adding relevance to, such a classic Hollywood genre. “
●●●●○ Jon Bernthal’s popularity in the second series of Daredevil led to a spinoff series ordered, written, shot and released in just over one year. While the likes of Daredevil and Iron Fist always see a chance for redemption in … Continue reading Taking Care of Business: “The Punisher” More brutal than much of the MCU, The Punisher’s action sequences are slow, methodical and downright terrifying.
●●●●● Season sixteen of Project Runway celebrated models of all sizes, and this fresh inclusivity inspired creative excellence among the sixteen chosen designers. The finale saw the remaining four competitors, Margarita Alvarez, Brandon Kee, Ayana Ife and Kentaro Kameyama showcase … Continue reading Make It Work: Project Runway Season 16 Finale The finale saw the remaining four competitors showcase their collections at New York Fashion Week, which succeeded in not only embracing plus-sized models, but also the culture and heritage of the diverse four.
For all his petty moaning, mood killing and marrying OF Sloane, Eric ‘E’ Murphy brought something to Entourage that none of the other characters possessed: common sense. Facing a torrent of abuse from all the Hollywood big shots throughout the … Continue reading Relatable Character of the Month: E from “Entourage” Eric ‘E’ Murphy brought something to “Entourage” that none of the other characters possessed: common sense.
As October drew to a close, Stranger Things fans everywhere settled down to submerse themselves in the strangely familiar otherness of this throwback phenomenon. When Stranger Things first appeared on our screens last year, the success that followed was, while … Continue reading Stranger Things and the Rise of ’80s Television Staff Writer, Naoise Osborne, examines television’s nostalgic love of the 80’s.
●●●●● A man returns to his hometown to determine if his brother’s disappearance is somehow connected to a bizarrely sinister children’s television show in Channel Zero. If this sounds familiar to you, don’t be surprised. Syfy’s newest horror anthology show … Continue reading Don’t Miss Syfy’s “Channel Zero” Based on “Candle Cove” by Blank Label Comics’ Kris Straub, we follow psychologist Mike Painter (Paul Schneider) as he solves the mystery of his brother’s death.
●●●○○ This dark, seventeenth-century historical thriller takes its lead from Tom Hardy’s Taboo and Peaky Blinders, bringing shady alleys and violence to period drama. There’s something of the vanity project to this three-parter – Kit Harington co-produces and stars as … Continue reading BBC One’s “Gunpowder” – review It’s 1605, Elizabeth I is dead, James VI of Scotland has become James I of England, and Protestant persecution of Catholics is escalating.
Drag, horror, filth and glamour took to YouTube last night as the second season of ‘Boulet Brothers’ Dragula’ premiered on WOW Presents. Dragula encompasses everything socially unacceptable, celebrating an art form that is daring and unapologetic. Even in the world … Continue reading Boulet Brothers: Dragula Season 2 Premiere Drag, Horror, Filth and Glamour
Some days, it all feels like too much. Tiny things, otherwise insignificant, build up just long enough to cause the mother of all meltdowns. As the college term picks up pace, it’s very easy to collapse in a big way. … Continue reading Relatable Character of the Month: Twin Peak’s Road Rage Lady “WHAT ARE YOU DOING, WE’RE TRYING TO GET HOME… WHY IS THIS HAPPENING????”
●●●●○ Mindhunter is the latest sombre addition to what seems like the endless fad for true crime television. With a true crime show almost always on some channel or other, it begs the question: do we actually need yet another … Continue reading “Mindhunter” is a Show Dead-Set on Appealing to True Crime Fans With a true crime show almost always on some channel or other, it begs the question: do we actually need yet another examination of the heinous things some people are capable of?
Philip K. Dick is a giant of the science fiction world. His short, prolific career produced 44 novels and 121 short stories, of which 13 have been made into films. Dick’s works tackles what it means to be human, perhaps … Continue reading Phili K. Dick – Electric Dreams Dystopia becoming reality