Television

It’s A Wrap!

No Comments 27 April 2015

The rap on Amy Poheler and the Parks and Recreation team is that they don’t so much write characters as they craft real-world people from their own ideas and experiences. Through this ethos, as well as excessive amounts of whipped-cream and waffles, Parks and Rec was born. Wholeheartedly earnest and packed with high-concept absurdity, the […]

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Television

The best episodes of Buffy

No Comments 27 April 2015

  Spoilers will be present in this article. Beware!! Buffy was the kind of show that empowered, entertained, had strong kick-ass heroines, and succeeded in having a full seven season run, without any boring parts. I have re-watched every single episode at least a dozen times. Buffy had it all. Running from 1997 to 2003, […]

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Opinion, Television

Historically Inaccurate

No Comments 17 April 2015

Does it really matter if historical fiction is a little bit fictional? Swash buckling heroes defeating the terrible and evil British. Using their brains and brawn, they seek out justice and morality. The Sons of Liberty is a fun interpretation of the American Revolution. It starts from the first sparks of the Revolution and how […]

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Television

The Underrated Hilarity of Stargate SG-1

No Comments 17 April 2015

In writing this article I’m forced to admit that Stargate SG-1 not the most well-known sci-fi TV show of all. The usual reaction to the question: ‘“Have you seen Stargate?”’ is ‘“Huh? What’s that?”’. Everyone seems to have a basic knowledge of Star Trek, even if they have never seen it, and I’d bet you […]

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Television

Clarkson in trouble – or not

No Comments 17 April 2015

Three weeks ago, BBC Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was sacked for physically attacking his producer and various incidents of verbal abuse in the past. This hot topic has been circulating on social media from petitions to bring him back to the show, to cries of joy that the ‘disrespectful pig’ is gone, to #RIPTopGear […]

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Film, Opinion, Television

Live Hard, Die Hard

1 Comment 08 September 2014

Celebrities seem to have everything – wealth, power and popularity. But in a world where many of our favourite celebrities die we are left wondering, “Why do their perfect lives end with such bitter tragedies?” Does it ever strike you odd that so many celebrities die young? Think about it, have you ever heard of […]

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Film, Opinion, Television, Uncategorized

The Disney Empire

1 Comment 02 September 2014

During the National Board of Review dinner in January, Meryl Streep stated that Disney was a ‘gender bigot’ and a racist. This has caused controversy and has many people divided. The Walt Disney Company is one of the largest corporations in the world and a leading producer of animation films. It has created over 1000 […]

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Film, Television

Can’t Stop the Serenity

No Comments 10 September 2013

Fandoms are, by definition, very enthusiastic. Across the world, thousands of people contribute probably millions of hours to watching, reading, listening to, or otherwise consuming the things they like, and then even more time celebrating it. People talk about the things they like, draw pictures of characters, or write stories, songs or poems based on […]

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Television

Peter Capaldi: The Next (spin) Doctor

No Comments 10 August 2013

ANUSHKI DE CRUZE is a dedicated Whovian, albeit not quite dedicated enough to get up at 4am local time. Still, she sat down later in the day with the BBC’s new Doctor revelation episode. She gives us her thoughts on the whole wibbly wobbly, timey wimey progression. If you were a dedicated enough Whovian (unlike […]

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Television

American Horror Story (season 1)

6 Comments 19 January 2012

Ryan Murphy, the creator of Popular, Nip/Tuck and Glee embarked on a new project last year, finally airing the pilot on October 5th. One month on American Horror Story hit the shores of Australia screening on channel 11. Since then, the series has had significant success in its first season. In the US, it was […]

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