Does the New Year’s ‘Doctor Who’ Special Highlight a Failing Show?

Doctor Who has moved to New Year from its traditional Christmas Day slot. What does a festive special mean to the show, and are both no longer essential viewing?

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The Ten Best TV Episodes of 2020

Last year, myself and guest writer Daniel Nicholl compiled a list of the best TV episodes of 2019. So given the fact that 2020 has been another excellent year for TV (and TV alone) – it seemed wise for us to carry on this trend. So, in no particular order, here is a list of…

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‘The Boys’: A Critique on the Consumption of the Superhero Genre

The Boys is an absurd yet satirical superhero series that discusses issues that are culturally and politically relevant in real-life.

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Schitt’s Creek, Succession and Being Stuck at Home with my Family

Succession and Schitt’s Creek both explore what it means to be trapped in unusual circumstances with your family.

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‘I Hate Suzie’ (2020) is the Feminist Revolution That We All Need Right Now

Although Suzie may not be open about her own perceived ‘faults’, the show’s ability to showcase them illuminates the same point – we all need to give ourselves some slack.

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Loud but Not So Proud

With our identities out and “proud”, LGBTQ+ people instead had our qualities and our stories tainted by their own subtext that still made effort to put us in our place.

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The Seven Resurrections of ‘The Walking Dead’

For its 10th anniversary, here are the seven resurrections of The Walking Dead, the bloodiest, emotional, and most resurgent episodes that kept the show alive for a weary fan.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Industry’ (2020) is an Entertaining but Flawed Financial Drama

Industry excels at putting the audience in the moment, but lacks urgency and depth.

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How Gwendolyn Briggs Waltzed into Every Lesbian’s Heart

Part of the reason why we watch TV or press play on a specific movie is to see ourselves represented on screen. We all want to have that one character who makes us feel seen and, in the case of many LGTBQ+ individuals, like we are worthy of love. Sadly, representation in the media is not always good, and we are left wanting more.

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SNL at (and on) 45: The Heat Death of Satire

If you measure the success of a satire in the direct annoyance of its target, then SNL may be top of the pile, (but) satire is not for the leaders; it is for the people.

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