TV & Netflix

 Tabitha Peverley

Ghosts: new BBC comedy off to funnily bad start

Ghosts: new BBC comedy off to funnily bad start

As someone who was a massive fan of the CBBC series Horrible Histories, I was ecstatic to find out that the original cast members of it were coming together for a new comedy on BBC 1 called Ghosts. The basic premise of the show is that a modern couple inherits a haunted house from a […]

 Lucie Simon

Game of Thrones – no more heroes (or villains?)

Game of Thrones – no more heroes (or villains?)

Game of Thrones returns to our screens for its eighth and final series tonight (Monday 15 April). Perhaps the most anticipated show of the decade, the popularity of the show in which virtually every character lies, cheats and commits murder, is a fascinating phenomenon. A global research group of university academics, which includes the University […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me

I’ve not been to Hell before, but I can only imagine The Spy Who Dumped Me and the viewing experience I had is a close enough representation of the seven rings of Hell. Garnering my personal award for worst movie of 2018, it’s no surprise that the Kunis/McKinnon action-comedy is horrendous.   Much like its contemporaries, genre-mockery and […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Unicorn Store

Review: Unicorn Store

If you ever wanted to feel you were suffocating in angsty teen subliminal messaging and glitter then I suppose Unicorn Store is the film for you. Brie Larson’s directorial debut landed on Netflix with not so much a splash but a ripple in the water. Attempting to create a milieu of talking points mixed in with heavy performances […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Swimming with Men

Review: Swimming with Men

Rob Brydon (The Trip, Gavin and Stacey) is a hard-working actor and I’ve personally got a great deal of respect for his ability to flicker between comedy and drama so easily. If he’s able to do so with ease, then why does it feel like he’s not really trying with Swimming with Men?  Maybe it’s the plot, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: The Highwaymen

Review: The Highwaymen

What could be more interesting than watching Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson running about for two hours, hunting down  Bonnie and Clyde, one of the most prolific crime duos of all time? Quite a lot actually, and after a recent bout with tonsillitis I can safely say Netflix’s new movie, The Highwaymen, is a tiny bit more […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner

Review: Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner

Where did this sudden resurgence for Ray Romano even come from? For years I’d have to sit through Everybody Loves Raymond because either my Dad couldn’t find the remote or because we were up early enough on a Saturday morning and were waiting for The Simpsons. Either way, he was part of a big boom […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Back with a Bang! Line of Duty Series 5

Back with a Bang! Line of Duty Series 5

Intrigue. Suspicion. A plot twist. All of these things can only mean one thing: yes, Line of Duty is back! Series 5 of Jed Mercurio’s police drama about catching bent cops kicked off again on Sunday March 31, much to the joy and anticipation of fans. Series 4 ended with a shot of Superintendent Hastings […]

 Kamron Kent

REVIEW: The Walking Dead, Season Nine: Ep. 15 – The Calm Before

REVIEW: The Walking Dead, Season Nine: Ep. 15 – The Calm Before

I don’t quite understand why this episode went through a background story of two residents from Hilltop at the beginning.  As Alpha (Samantha Morton) kills them within the first few minutes, it would have been enough to just show them packing up and leaving, freeing up some time to have other elements in the plot. […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Triple Frontier

Review: Triple Frontier

The post-Argo world hasn’t been too kind to Ben Affleck.  Ever since he stepped up onto that stage and clutched his Best Director Oscar, he’s become somewhat of a villain in the eyes of the Hollywood elite. I’m not saying that’s a problem, as far as I’m aware his only good work comes from the aforementioned Argo and Good […]