His Dark Materials Episode Two – The Ruth Wilson Show

We’re two weeks into His Dark Materials and I still can’t get used to the joy of seeing daemons brought to life on my TV every Sunday. Tonight’s episode played more fluidly with the source material and featured some uneven performances. It’s great things are getting shaken up a bit for viewers in-the-know, but there’s a nervousness in my stomach akin to watching someone pick up your favourite possession with dirty hands and hoping they don’t make a mess of it. Continue reading “His Dark Materials Episode Two – The Ruth Wilson Show”

His Dark Materials Episode 1 – Don’t worry. It’s good.

I can’t believe I’ve just watched a full episode of His Dark Materials. I didn’t get swept up in the Harry Potter hype when I was younger – I only joined that train a couple of years ago. No, while everyone else was talking spells and sorting hats, I was quietly talking to myself about daemons, alethiometers and Dust. These books captured my imagination as a teenager; I would take interest in other series in passing, but if asked today what my childhood book series was, my answer would always be His Dark Materials. Continue reading “His Dark Materials Episode 1 – Don’t worry. It’s good.”

Rick And Morty Season 3 Review: Too much of a good thing

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The third season finale of Rick And Morty aired this weekend, and with it fans are now facing a long wait for more episodes. Season 3 was promised to fans as the darkest season yet, and it certainly lived up to that claim. But letting Rick ‘off the leash’ had the same effect as turning on cheat codes in a video game to overpower yourself: it’s fun for a while, but you need to be reined in now and again to really appreciate the best moments. Continue reading “Rick And Morty Season 3 Review: Too much of a good thing”

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ celebrates its 20th anniversary

This post sums up how a quirky 90s drama has solidified itself as my favourite TV series – and why thousands of others feel the same way

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20 years ago today, Buffy Summers first arrived in the Californian town of Sunnydale rejecting her calling to slay vampires and wanting nothing more than to be a normal girl. Over the next seven years, she came to terms with her destiny and made a huge impact on the world of television in the process. Buffy the Vampire Slayer introduced viewers to a modern female heroine who didn’t need to be rescued. It gave us humour, drama, horror, a musical episode and even an emmy-nominated ‘silent’ episode. Now, the show is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new line of merchandise and lives on in a canonical comic book series currently on season 11. It is my favourite show by a mile, and this post explains why. Continue reading “‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ celebrates its 20th anniversary”