TV & Netflix

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: The Comey Rule – Episode 2

TV Review: The Comey Rule – Episode 2

If the cold-intro provided by Stephen Colbert wasn’t bad enough, The Comey Rule doubles down with an acoustic musical number cursing the life and times of former FBI Director, James Comey. Once more played by Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom star has fallen from the pillar he once found himself perched on. Still, much like I have, he musters up […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 5

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 5

With an election encroaching on our minds with every passing day, it’d be futile to stop the steamroller-shaped beast heading over the horizon. Spitting Image and its current-year revival has been incredible in replicating how we all feel. Miserable. A remake that can’t hold a candle up to the original, but has clearly had a couple quid […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: The Comey Rule – Episode 1

TV Review: The Comey Rule – Episode 1

Any story that opens with Stephen Colbert explaining the story we’re about to see with a Harry Potter analogy is a sign of things to come. The Comey Rule looks to scrutinize and analyse the recent events of James Comey’s dismissal from his position as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Those from across the pond […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 4

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 4

I struggle to understand why Spitting Image is so underwhelming, especially given the sheer amount of content to pick through and the lack of veracity needed to make it work. The fourth episode in a frequently spiralling series offers up little in the way of comedy.   Another episode to debut some new puppets, with Prince Charles offering […]

 Alethea Farline

Emily in Paris: Netflix’s misogynistic must-see

Emily in Paris: Netflix’s misogynistic must-see

  IN 2020, it’s extremely disappointing — but by no means surprising — to see women in a position of power observed and placed through the male gaze. This misogyny is perfectly demonstrated in new Netflix show Emily In Paris. But then, why is it still such a pleasure to watch? Perhaps it’s because we […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Spitting Image – Episode 3 Review

Spitting Image – Episode 3 Review

As we trundle forth into the third episode of Spitting Image, it should be worth noting that the best of sketches have a cutting edge to them, something that can tap into the mindset of a group whose voice is prominent in politics. Why we open with a joke about Cats, the awful adaptation of the horrendous stage play […]

 Talya Honebeek

Hollywood Review: Style Over Substance

Hollywood Review: Style Over Substance

Ryan Murphy is undeniably the Baz Luhrmann of television. With glossy big-budget productions and unbridled theatricality, his work is a visual delight. Hollywood is no different, with Murphy delving into the post-World War II ‘golden age’ of Tinseltown, where a glamorous facade covers-up the underlying racism, sexism and homophobia. Murphy has previously served as creator […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Spitting Image – Episode 2 Review

Spitting Image – Episode 2 Review

With the understandable difficulties of the pilot, the Spitting Image reboot stumbles its way into a second episode. Holding all the confidence of a drunkard traipsing up a flight of stairs, it’d be a genuine miracle if the cast and crew could inject some nail-biting satire or hilarity. Still, in a world where material is in abundance, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Spitting Image, Ep 1: Puppet masters? Not quite…

Spitting Image, Ep 1: Puppet masters? Not quite…

  As our political leanings grow ever stronger, and those on the world stage become inevitably more embarrassing, we turn to satire and comedy to pull us out of this pit of despair, and throw us back into a world of sunshine and rainbows. Satire, as of late, has lacked a punch. It feels rather […]

 Connor Bromley

The Simpsons: The top five non-main characters

The Simpsons: The top five non-main characters

With the Simpsons set to hit our screens again later this month, Northern Lights has picked out five characters outside of the traditional family that we love the most. The show began in the 1980s and is entering its 32nd season, making it one of the longest running TV series of all time.  Over 3,600 […]