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Why Are This Year’s Bachelorettes So Mean?

Why are this years bachelorettes so mean?

This year’s version of The Bachelor is different. The contestants are… how would mum say it? Strong willed? Fiercely independent? Highly strung? Oh hell I’ll say it, they’re mean. You know what? They’re not just plain old mean. They are some Regina George, Blair Waldorf, Cersei Lannister level mean girls. …

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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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Real Housewives of Sydney FINALE Recap: Pigs and Strawberries

This week on The Real Housewives of Sydney: Hypnosis, glitter bombs and ungrateful pigs round out the season. HYPNOSIS First we’re whisked away to an undisclosed location where Athena the eXorcist Levendi is undertaking ‘hypnosis’. The entire scene gives the impression of a high school improv class, but we would expect …

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MTV Awards 2017: Hail, Long Speeches, and Gender Neutral Awards

MTV Awards 2017: Hail, Long Speeches, and Gender Neutral Awards

Since the first award handed out in 1992, the MTV Movie and TV Awards have been around for the past 24 years. Staying fresh as ever, the awards definitely brought some interest this year. Hail hits the red carpet The awards started off swimmingly when a rain and hail storm attacked the …

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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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TV Review: Westworld

TV Review: Westworld

Warning, this review features minor spoilers. Never have I ever seen a television series as ambitious as Westworld. This ten part series by HBO isn’t shoddy TV fodder made for binge-watching. It’s a high-concept show that raises powerful intellectual and philosophical questions about the nature of humanity. This sci-fi drama …

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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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The 2017 Bachelorette Has Been Announced And We’re All Freaking Out

The 2017 Bachelorette Has Been Announced And We're All Freaking Out

The moment we have all been waiting for (yep even all of you males who secretly pretend to hate the show but are caught watching re-runs) has finally arrived, perfectly timed during the Logies. It is safe to say that NO ONE. SAW. THIS. COMING! The newest Aussie Bachelorette has been …

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Blitz Debates: Remakes

Blitz Debates: Remakes

Yay Says Lubna Sherieff I like remakes. There’s something interesting about seeing the same story again but differently. Remakes get a lot of hate, and some of it is justified, but I don’t think we should hate them simply because they’re not the original. I love remakes and here’s why you …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 7 Recap: Fendi Levendi

The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 7 Recap: Fendi Levendi

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney: The women recover from the tumultuous Persian night and Victoria uninviting Athena causes quite the stir. PEP TALKS First we meet up with Athena X-Ray Vision Levendi, with full hair and make-up DONE, while having a very serious pep talk with her …

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Documentary Review: Planet Earth II

Documentary Review: Planet Earth II

Viewing through a high-definition video quality, fancy television screens, and expensive sound systems, “Planet Earth II” offers a rich textured insight into the Earth. Scenes range from stop-motion depictions of molten lava forming islands in the Pacific Ocean to the ferocious carnivores racing to hunt their prey. The seven new episodes feature …

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Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

I remember it like it was yesterday, the year that pop culture changed into the bellowing beast it is today: 2007. Britney spears went crazy from fame, celebrities taking out their trash made headlines, and the now prehistoric first iPhone was released. Music It truly was a spectacular year for …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 3 Recap

The Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 3 Recap

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney, the ladies dealt with the fallout of Matty and Athena Xymel Levendi’s battle; except for Krissy and Victoria who smartly avoided the drama following the mess of the first two episodes. We open to Nicole delicately sifting flour over her homemade coconut bread, …

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TV Review: The Good Place

TV Review: The Good Place

You know that feeling when you’ve just finished a whopping meal, and you’re in a complete state of bliss… and then suddenly, you end up bloated with stomach cramps? Well, that’s exactly how I felt when I finished the first season of The Good Place.  The show begins with Eleanor Shellstrop …

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Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 1 Recap

Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 1 Recap

Well folks, the day we’ve all been waiting for finally arrived – the premiere of the Real Housewives of Sydney. And boy, oh boy it did not disappoint. There was drama, accusations, comedy gold (dresses) and unconventional fishing.  For your entertainment, we recapped episode 1. Before you read on, check out …

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A Definitive Scoring of the Real Housewives of Sydney

Sydney finally has it’s very own reality show centred around affluent, drama driven, outspoken women otherwise known as real housewives. Let’s take a look at who these real housewives are, and how their taglines define them (from left to right in header image). LISA: “Brains and beauty, are my weapons of …

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TV Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events

TV Review: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Count Olaf: Where’s the roast beef? Klaus Baudelaire: Roast beef? Count Olaf: Beef, yes – roast beef. It’s the Swedish term for BEEF that is ROASTED. Jim Carrey’s enlivened, comical, and at times almost lovable adaptation of Count Olaf at first seems like a far cry from Neil Patrick Harris’s …

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Why Can’t Australia Do Comedy Panel Shows?

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Australia is pretty good at making its own stuff, and its just as good if not better at making its own versions of stuff from overseas. Game shows and reality TV especially. We’ve got The Chase, Masterchef, The Bachelor/Bachelorette, and much, much, more. If it comes from the US or …

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Throwback: Great TV Shows You Probably Missed Ft. High School Football, an Anime Tear-Jerker and Fame

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day – Try Not to Cry I don’t often wander into Anime territory, but there’s a first time for everything. When we watch movies, sometimes we feel the need to laugh, enjoy ourselves or rage in anger. Anohana, on the other hand, makes you want …

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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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Throwback: Great TV Shows You Probably Missed Ft. Dating Tips, Dying Politicians and Action Spy Comedy

Dates – Realistic/Modern Day Dating Dating sucks. Relationships suck. People suck. But enough about my love life (or lack thereof). Dating is one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life. Unless you’re blessed with meeting ‘the one’ in your teens, chances are you’re like me, somewhat …

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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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Why Should You Watch: Preacher ?

Number 1: It Makes Zero Sense Here’s a list of things I found rather strange to happen in Preacher’s pilot episode . Deep breath and: A Home-made rocket launcher, an African Preacher exploding onto his congregation, a plane fight complete with medieval weaponry and someone doing a rather accurate impression of …

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Adult Swim is Underrated

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Adult Swim has been around for almost 15 years, known for showing bizarre things from 8pm-6am on Cartoon Network. I’m sure that much like me, you have always enjoyed shows and shorts from Adult Swim, but hadn’t given the channel much deep thought. However, I recently delved into madness and brilliance when I …

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To Avoid: Guilty Pleasure TV Shows ;)

It’s exam season and for me time is ripe to binge watch random TV shows or films in a desperate attempt to escape studying. This week I bring you a variety of my guilty pleasure shows. It’s all well and good to analyse the dark themes of Mad Men, to …

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

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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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Why Should You Watch: Daredevil ?

Number 1: The Fight Scenes are Amazing In the first season you’ve got one of the most well choreographed single shot fight scene with Daredevil. In season 2, you have 2 totally bad-ass fight scenes that just leave you drooling. It’s not just the choreography, its the realism in the …

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