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Luke Cage: Review

Luke Cage: Review

Arts, TV October 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm Comments

SWEET CHRISTMAS! THE next installment in the Marvel-Netflix joint has arrived in the form of Luke Cage – also known as Power Man, because the 70s was a very different time. Never the less, the 70sRead More

Absent Whittingdale provides “toothless” BBC White Paper

Absent Whittingdale provides “toothless” BBC White Paper

Arts, Let’s talk about…, Opinion, TV May 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments

“The BBC is a public broadcaster independent of government, not a state broadcaster like they have in those bastions of democracy, Russia or North Korea. All of this is under threat right now, make no mistake…Read More

Subtle, Witty, Tense – Better Call Saul Picks Up Where We Left Off

Subtle, Witty, Tense – Better Call Saul Picks Up Where We Left Off

Arts, TV April 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm Comments

IN SOME ways, it’s hard to account for the success of Breaking Bad. Was its viewership largely invested in the character drama that built its tension perfectly over its five seasons, supported by the best ensemble castRead More

Parks and Rec-trospective

Parks and Rec-trospective

Arts, TV April 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm Comments

(spoilers ahead)
AMONG the excitement of a new year in television with Better Call Saul, True Detective Season 2, and Marvel Studios’ loud and increasingly crowded stable of TV properties there is a hint (or for many, myselfRead More

Telltales’ Game of Thrones, Episode 1: Iron from Ice

Telltales’ Game of Thrones, Episode 1: Iron from Ice

Arts, Games, TV December 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

A few frustrating hours in Westeros

IN THE Game of Thrones game, you win or you reload your save to get an outcome that doesn’t end in traumatic, bloody murder. Those familiar with the live-action series – andRead More

Ceri Perkins - Production Coordinator on Hinterland

An afternoon with Y Gwyll/Hinterland

Arts, Editors' Pick, TV December 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

WHEN Aberystwyth Student Media arrived at the Hinterland set it was a crisp afternoon by the sea. We were greeted by Ceri Perkins, the production co-ordinator, and a graduate of Aberystwyth University, who took pity on ourRead More

Our Girl: A necessary yet flawed drama about our troops in Afghanistan

Our Girl: A necessary yet flawed drama about our troops in Afghanistan

Arts, TV November 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments

IT HAS been 13 years since British troops entered Afghanistan, and it was only late October when our forces tactically withdrew from Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, our main base of operations. There have been plenty ofRead More

Review: American Horror Story (S4 Ep1) “Monsters Among Us”

Review: American Horror Story (S4 Ep1) “Monsters Among Us”

Arts, TV October 31, 2014 at 5:15 pm Comments

AFTER a year of waiting, and weeks of taunting us with teasers, American Horror Story is back!
Taking an annual gamble, the show’s creators reinvent every season to keep storylines fresh and us on the edge of ourRead More

‘The Following’: A must watch

‘The Following’: A must watch

Arts, TV October 29, 2014 at 6:32 pm Comments

HAVING finished the second season of The Following, I felt compelled to write about the genius of the show. I was utterly mesmerized by James Purefoy’s performance as the charismatic psychopath Joe Carroll, whom gathers a following of peopleRead More

Reboots and sequels: Is Hollywood in a creative crisis?

Reboots and sequels: Is Hollywood in a creative crisis?

Arts, Editors' Pick, Film, Freshers, TV September 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

THERE is no point denying at the moment that, more often than not, what is coming to cinemas for release is either a reboot of an older film or a sequel. This latest summer has seen HowRead More