TV

‘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

Five TV dramas you need to watch

Five TV dramas you need to watch

Arts, TV September 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments

FIVE TV dramas I think you need to watch this coming autumn. The Newsroom (HBO) The Newsroom is a typical Aaron Sorkin production with long speeches, sarcasm, rapid-fire dialogue, and non-linear narratives. This Sorkin production resemblesRead More

Television: A binge watcher’s medium

Television: A binge watcher’s medium

Arts, TV July 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm Comments

THE PHENOMENON of binge watching is fascinating to me. I know there are times that I will sit down and decide I don’t have the time to watch a two hour film but I will thenRead More

Game of Thrones mid season review: Masterpiece

Game of Thrones mid season review: Masterpiece

Arts, TV May 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

NOW IN ITS fourth season, Game of Thrones has become a global sensation. We are half way through this season and we have already had a number of big moments that have left us desperately wanting more.Read More

Twists and turns: Jamaica Inn

Twists and turns: Jamaica Inn

Arts, TV April 29, 2014 at 6:21 pm Comments

IT LOOKS like Jamaica Inn proved a difficult watch for some with 2182 complaints received at the BBC after the last instalment on Wednesday 23rd April. I have to say I watched all 3 episodes onRead More

How We Met The Mother: The verdict

How We Met The Mother: The verdict

Arts, TV April 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

“And that, kids, is how I met your Aunt Robin.” After finally watching the long awaited last episode of How I Met Your Mother, the internet exploded with disappointment. Those on Tumblr hoped it was aRead More

What would you watch? Our YouTube picks

What would you watch? Our YouTube picks

Arts, TV April 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments

FOR OUR LATEST arts feature we decided to look at something different. You Tube has created a vast platform for many to become well known or even famous through various ‘cult followings’ – from cookery toRead More

The ascent (and descent) continues in House of Cards Season 2

The ascent (and descent) continues in House of Cards Season 2

Arts, TV March 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

THE NETFLIX original series House of Cards finally arrived in its entirety for a second season on Valentine’s Day this year. For those looking forward to it (myself included)… that pretty much took up the entireRead More

Aberystwyth’s dark side: Hinterland review

Aberystwyth’s dark side: Hinterland review

Arts, TV February 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

IF BATMAN was Welsh, slept in a caravan and lived off a policeman’s salary he still wouldn’t be as disconsolate and anti-social as DCI Tom Mathias. Hinterland is a dark, melancholic detective TV series set inRead More