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What to Watch, Mid-Sem Style

What to Watch, Mid-Sem Style

As summer starts to roll in and we head towards the full swing of finals, the heat is on. So take the mid-sem break to chill out and re-energise with these futuristic fantasies. Here’s what to watch, mid-sem style. Limitless Ever dreamt of having perfect recall and amazing productivity? Solving …

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Procrastination Fuel: What To Watch

Procrastination Fuel: What To Watch

As the last dregs of winter blow through, it’s the perfect time to warm yourself with a cup of hot chocolate and a cuddly blanket in front of the TV. Besides, it’s the middle of semester… and we all need something to help ignore those quizzes and assignments. Here are …

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HIMYM Most Heartwarming Moments

HIMYM Most Heart Warming Moments

How I Met Your Mother, is a little bit like the Friends of our generation (though many angry Friends fans would object). That’s probably largely due to the plenty feel good, warm and fuzzy, chicken soup for the soul moments the show supplies. We’ve rounded up some of the best …

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Review: GLOW – Netflix Original

A comic take on the beginnings of televised women’s wrestling, GLOW, is a wild new Netflix original series, based on an equally wild true story. Set in the 1980s, GLOW details the formation of a female wrestling competition, G.L.O.W. – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The series was inspired by the …

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Review: Orange is the New Black, Season 5

Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black Season 5 – an amazing comeback or the biggest disappointment yet? Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original series that explores the dramatised happenings of a womens prison. Beginning with a bang, the first three seasons of prison drama and character development were …

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TV Review: Girlboss

TV Review: Girlboss

Feisty, frantic, and fearless are just some of the words that spring to mind when the character of Sophia Marlow (Britt Robertson) first appears on screen. Loosely based on the rags to riches story explored in Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, #girlboss, the Netflix original comedy ‘Girlboss’ will take you on an …

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Review: The OA, Netflix’s Intense New Sci-fi Series

The OA: Reviewing the Intense New Netflix Series

One rarely talked about yet wholly under appreciated Netflix original series is the science fiction meets psychological thriller The OA. The OA is the brainchild of the generously talented Brit Marling and her partner in crime Zal Batmanglij. The pair have teamed up before on such projects as Sound of …

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’13 Reasons Why’ Is A Setback For Mental Health Awareness

'13 Reasons Why' Is A Set Back For Mental Health Awareness

WARNING: Spoilers, mentions of suicide, sexual assault, and rape. Whether or not you love to binge-watch TV series, you have probably heard about ’13 Reasons Why’. Based on the book, the 13 episode Netflix series depicts the reasons behind the main character, Hannah Baker’s, suicide. Since it’s release, the show has …

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TV Show Review: Iron Fist

I wouldn’t wish Iron Fist on my greatest enemy. The American kung-fu master known as Iron Fist is a poor follow-up by Netflix to the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. From the very first episode, we are spun into the most boring roller-coaster ride yet. Danny Rand has just returned from …

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TV Review: Riverdale

TV Review: Riverdale

Need some tips on surviving toxic relationships, suffocating parents or awkward rejections? In a mysterious, Twin Peaks-esque town, the Archie comic characters are the perfect guide, as they attempt to survive after the murder of high school heartbreaker, Jason Blossom. It begins with the Archie gang going back to Riverdale high school after …

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Why Should You Watch: The Crown ?

Number 1: We’re fed up of American Politics For the past 18 months it’s been Trump this, Clinton that. We’re exhausted. So why not wind down all this U.S presidential debate nonsense, and watch ourselves some good old fashioned 1950’s Royal British politics. The Crown is a series describing the …

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Why Should You Watch: Narcos ?

Number 1: It’s Unbelievable Magical Realism is a concept which was invented in Columbia. It’s where reality meets fiction, and things become so far fetched that you begin questioning if everything is real or not. That is the definition of Pablo Escobars drug cartel. The money, the drugs, the violence. You …

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Why Should You Watch: Mr. Robot ?

    Number 1: The Hacking isn’t People Slamming the Keyboard Now you may be asking what this means. In films like Hackers, or the Matrix, or Swordfish, when people want to hack any regards, all you see is a flurry of hand movements, cheesy lines like “Aaaaaaaaand we’re in”, and lines …

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Review: BoJack Horseman (Season 3)

“When you chuckle through the episode, it really sticks out when you’re left speechless.” Stranger Things is the Netflix show everyone’s talking about, but BoJack Horseman‘s third season needs attention. Just like BoJack himself. SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST TWO SEASONS, CONTINUE READING AT YOUR OWN RISK! The show picks up pretty …

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What I Have Been Watching: Pokemon Indigo League

When Pokemon Go was released during winter break, it triggered a nostalgic flashback to my childhood growing up in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. The reason why I think the augmented reality application gained such widespread success and popularity is because nostalgia is a powerful tool in driving human action. …

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Review: The True Cost

As an avid consumerist, a long-term patron of online shopping and a firm believer in ‘treat yourself’, I recently watched The True Cost, a documentary that created a lot of cognitive dissonance. Directed by Andrew Morgan, The True Cost was released in 2015 and focuses on the modern phenomena of …

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Dear Don: A Love Letter To Mad Men

This week I write a love letter to one of my favourite TV shows of all time: Mad Men. Visually aesthetic, thematically complex and dramatically written, Mad Men is undoubtedly one of the most interesting series I have ever watched. On the surface it seems like Mad Men is full …

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10 Shows to Binge When You Don’t Want to Study

binge not study

There are times when study just doesn’t happen. Maybe you’ve been at the library for 6 hours writing notes, or you don’t have the motivation because it isn’t close enough to the day to start panic-studying. At these times you need something to distract you from uni stress, so here’s …

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Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

During the dark, dark period of mid-semester assessments, one golden light shines through: Season Two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Just released on Netflix, Kimmy Schmidt Season Two continues the story of Kimmy, the perkiest kidnapping victim ever to grace your computer screens. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the …

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Review: Archer

As per the standard university student who is very skilled in procrastination and last minute cram sessions, I spent a good chunk of my mid-semester break immersed in the anachronistic goodness that is Archer. I write to you, fellow students, from the inescapable black hole of time called ‘Netflix Has …

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