MHAM: ‘Fleabag’ (2016-2019) and the Messy Reality of Mental Illness

“Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) can’t be easily defined. She is layered, she is real, she is – in all honesty – a disaster.”

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‘Succession’ and the Deconstruction of Fake Feminism

In the final episode of Succession’s first season, Siobhan (Sarah Snook) turns to her ex-boyfriend, narrows her eyes and hisses “I’m Shiv fuckin’ Roy.” It is a triumphant victory cry, a menacing threat and maybe even an insult. It elicited gasps and celebratory ‘ooooh’s, like Shiv was a comedian who had quieted a heckler with a particularly cutting joke. This line establishes her as someone equal parts terrifying and captivating. She is both a capable businesswoman and a vengeful heiress. The show wants you to be invested in both figures.

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MHAM: ‘Kidding’ (2018) and Being Scared of “I Don’t Know’s”

Kidding has cemented itself as a show regularly dealing with heavy issues in a way that is accessible to many.

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Ten Years On: Revisiting ‘Lost’ (2004) and its Unforgettable Finale

Few finales have received as much criticism as that of Lost, an event that as of today has seen ten years of medium-shaking history pass.

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MHAM: Mental Vs. Physical Well-Being and Confronting One’s Own Failing Support System in ‘Sex Education’ (2019)

Sex Education opens up a clear discussion on the comparison between mental and physical health through a redefinition of the classic jock archetype.

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MHAM: ‘This Way Up’ (2019) is a Comedy that Moves Beyond Stereotypical Depression Narratives

‘This Way Up’ isn’t about a life breaking down or falling apart, it’s about what comes after that and how the pieces of a life can begin to be put back together again.

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MHAM: Fat People Have Eating Disorders Too – A Love Letter To ‘My Mad Fat Diary’

For this edition of the Fatness In Film column, Sophie Butcher does a deep dive into ‘My Mad Fat Diary’ and its depiction of eating disorders.

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REVIEW: ‘Hollywood’ (2020) is Fun, Stylistic and Charming

Hollywood, the latest series to be commissioned through the multi-million-dollar deal between Netflix and buzzy producer, Ryan Murphy, relishes in metatextuality.

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Love, Sex & Power In ‘Normal People’

A deep dive into the relationship dynamics in the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’.

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Top of the Docs #16 – The Ten Best True Crime Docuseries Streaming Now

If you loved Netflix’s Tiger King, then you’re in luck there’s an abundance of true crime documentary series – a.k.a. docuseries – streaming right now. The docuseries format allows a story to be told with a level detail that couldn’t fit into a single documentary. To save you some time searching, here’s a list of the best ones out there.

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