‘Heartstopper’ has truly become a breakthrough in the sphere of queer media, a comfort show for many, the equivalent of a warm hug, and a brilliant outlook into the annals of queer culture—Donna Ferdinando reviews Netflix’s latest series.
The show tells us it’s a silly campy romance for us to enjoy as an act of escapism whilst simultaneously begging us to take it seriously. Bridgerton’s second season is a play on the period piece tropes adored by Austen fans and focuses on the second Bridgerton sibling, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), as he searches for a wife.
Netflix’s latest offering is a rousing tale of Anna Delvey, a real-life fake heiress who conned her way through New York’s elite. But is ‘Inventing Anna’ a respectable piece of true crime media, or does it glamorise the actions of a criminal instead?
Pam & Tommy, the Hulu TV show released last month, centres around the sex tape release of the infamous ’90s tabloid couple, Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. The trauma is wrapped in entertainment. It exists to be laughed at, to be cried at, to move. And then to be rated by critics on IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes. TV show about your sexual exploitation: 4 stars.
Following the second season of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’, Cal’s and Nate’s backstories blur the lines of where being the victim ends and where being the villain begins, suggesting that villains are simultaneously the victims. But what effect does this have on the people they’ve hurt? Zac Eaton discusses.
It’s hard to become obsessed with watching a series with so many options right at our fingertips. But driven by well-thought out plot lines, stunning cinematography and breathtaking costume design, Anne with an E, an adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel Anne of Green Gables, shines through as a series too good to be missed. It’s a three-season epic to be binge watched to your heart’s content.
Only after you’ve endured The Good Place’s dreary and shambolic final seasons, does it become clear that the earlier seasons were truly magnificent. Likewise, it’s only after the finale, as you find yourself surrounded by tear-stained tissues, that you connect emotionally with the series and its overarching message.