In today’s political climate, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four isn’t the only book about a horrific, sterile, censored future that’s been making a comeback. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has come to the screen thanks to Hulu, and the first episode promises to deliver a dark, thrilling series. Read more
The latest episode of BBC’s Doctor Who saw our hero and his new companion, Bill, land on the Thames during the last great Frost Fair – London, 1814. We see Bill (literally) make a splash in this episode written by Sarah Dollard (who also penned the emotional season 9 episode “Face the Raven”). But does the episode also offer us a few hints of what’s to come this season? Here are a few of my thoughts on what “Thin Ice” might mean for the future of Capaldi’s character. Read more
I recently lost a chunk of my life to Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why, and am left feeling grateful that a show like this exists, and that it’s been doing so well with its audience. If you haven’t succumbed to binge-watching peer pressure, then perhaps I can persuade you.
I was going to push this list to thirteen reasons, but even I won’t go that far for a mediocre joke, so here are my ten:
- The teenage angst. We all love to reflect on our school days and the things we used to worry about, right?
- The nostalgia. In a technology-saturated world, I think we all crave a bit of retro, and Thirteen Reasons Why dials back on modern tech with some good old-fashioned cassette tapes