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Love Island, Where’s the Representation?

Love Island, Where’s the Representation?

ITV’s Love Island is one of TV’s biggest sensations these days, with 4.2 million viewers tuning in to the first episode of the 2019 season across all devices. It’s clearly a phenomenon, but could there be a dark side to this immense popularity? Love Island is a reality show based on finding love, with contestants […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Opinion Piece: Dancing to Oblivion – The Slow Death of Television

Opinion Piece: Dancing to Oblivion – The Slow Death of Television

If Love Island weren’t warning enough, the recent entries of panel shows and game shows that litter the TV schedule currently should be a sign that the end is nigh. We’ve reached the final, dormant years of television, for it will be replaced by the suited corporations of Netflix and Amazon, churning out adaptations and remakes until the supply […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Opinion Piece: Fear and Loathing in the Love Island Villa

Opinion Piece: Fear and Loathing in the Love Island Villa

“If being sexy was a crime, I would probably be in jail,” Mike says, crooning and morphing his face into the justifiably punchable tones only spice boys can make. Mike’s stagnant, self-interested and egomaniacal commentary on his own personality and style is more than enough to give unknowing audiences a glimpse into how Love Island operates. […]