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TV shows you may not have seen but really should – Part 2

TV shows you may not have seen but really should – Part 2

Arts, TV January 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

Archer Written by Jozef Raczka YOU WERE never meant to like James Bond. It seems like this is something only Adam Reed, creator of Archer, the animated spy comedy on the US FX Network and onRead More

Homeland Season 3: mediocre storytelling and wasted potential

Homeland Season 3: mediocre storytelling and wasted potential

Arts, TV January 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm Comments

SHOWTIME’S Homeland is a commercial and critical success. Receiving around 2 million viewers per episode in the US (including U.S. President Barak Obama) this season, and having received 8 Emmy’s it is not surprising that itRead More

Christmas tradition returned with The Tractate Middoth

Christmas tradition returned with The Tractate Middoth

Arts, TV January 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

THIS CHRISTMAS saw the return of a lost tradition. During the seventies and eighties, The BBC aired some great ghost stories at Christmas, most of them adaptations of MR James’ classic tales. There have been recentRead More

Matt Smith takes his final bow as the Doctor

Matt Smith takes his final bow as the Doctor

Arts, TV December 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm Comments

IN THE LAST few years, it seems a new Christmas tradition has been established in Great Britain: the always-highly-awaited Doctor Who Christmas special. Every year we crash on our sofas, a little drunk and full ofRead More

Ambassadors: Not laugh a minute but still a good comedy

Ambassadors: Not laugh a minute but still a good comedy

Arts, TV December 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm Comments

DEFINITELY a source of entertainment for those in International Politics last term, Ambassadors respectfully graced our screens with its presence in late October to early November on BBC 2. Generally nitpicked by some critics for beingRead More

What to watch this Christmas

What to watch this Christmas

Arts, Film, TV December 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm Comments

EVERY Christmas we are spoilt for choice for entertainment; DVDs are released shortly before to persuade us into buying them as gifts, and movies hit the cinemas in time for those catch up movie trips withRead More

TV shows you may not have seen but really should – Part 1

TV shows you may not have seen but really should – Part 1

Arts, TV December 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm Comments

Arrested Development Written by Joe Michael Fairweather ARRESTED Development is an American sitcom about the very wealthy (and highly dysfunctional) Bluth family. It stars – breath in – Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, MichaelRead More

Why exactly is Attack On Titan more popular than other anime?

Why exactly is Attack On Titan more popular than other anime?

Arts, TV December 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm Comments

EVERY so often an anime series breaks through the wall of the Western adult anime audience and gains its own strong cult following with fans, whether it be Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist or Cowboy Bebop. ThisRead More

13 Doctors, 799 episodes: celebrating 50 years of the Doctor in style

13 Doctors, 799 episodes: celebrating 50 years of the Doctor in style

Arts, Editors' Pick, TV November 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm Comments

I THINK it’s safe to say that I could easily have written this review in three words. That. Was Incredible. …Yet that wouldn’t be much of a review now, would it? 50 years to the dayRead More

Excitement at an all-time high as the Day of the Doctor approaches

Excitement at an all-time high as the Day of the Doctor approaches

Arts, Editors' Pick, TV November 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm Comments

AS WE APPROACH the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, anticipation is mounting, with speculation flooding the both the online and real life worlds with veteran Whovians and relative newbies alike gossiping about what might be. Who-fever evenRead More