The End of the F***ing World: Season 1

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Words by Phoebe Barton 

Channel 4’s dark comedy-drama hit Netflix earlier this month after originally being shown on Channel 4 last October. The British show is based on a comic series by Charles S. Forsman and follows two 17-year-olds, James (a self-proclaimed psychopath) and Alyssa (a moody new girl). The unlikely pair find themselves drawn to each other and end up on a journey to find Alyssa’s father. Continue reading “The End of the F***ing World: Season 1”

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Patrick Melrose

Words by Phoebe Barton 

SHOWRUNNERS Helen Flint, Stephen Smallwood, Claudine Sturdy, Edward Berger (director)

CAST Benedict Cumberbatch, Holliday Grainger, Jessica Raine, Prasanna Puwanarajah

PLOT Based on the novels by Edward St. Aubyn, the show focuses around Patrick Melrose and his struggles in adult life due to his childhood trauma and substance abuse. Continue reading “Patrick Melrose”

The Child In Time

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Words by Phoebe Barton 

Adapted from Ian McEwan’s award-winning novel, Stephen Butchard has brought A Child in Time to the small screen, capturing the true heartbreak and agony of losing a child. Benedict Cumberbatch portrays protagonist Stephen Lewis, a successful children’s author who suffers the unthinkable: losing his four year-old daughter on a seemingly normal trip to the supermarket. Continue reading “The Child In Time”

Midnight Texas: Season 1

Words by Louise Busfield 

SHOWRUNNERS Monica Owusu-Breen, David Janollari, Niels Arden Oplev, Mark Hentemann

CAST François Arnaud, Arielle Kebbel, Dylan Bruce, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah

PLOT Midnight is a safe haven for those who are different, but with the presence of outsiders, the residents band together and form a strong and unlikely family. Continue reading “Midnight Texas: Season 1”

Growing-up Disgracefully

Words by Louise Busfield 

Nicolas Stoller brings his hilarious genius to the small screen this July in the form of Netflix original Friends From College. The cast and crew give us their take on the brand new comedy series…. Continue reading “Growing-up Disgracefully”

The Windsors: Interview with the writers

Words by Louise Busfield 

The satirical comedy soap opera lampooning the lives of our much-loved royal family is returning to Channel 4 for a second series. Writers and co-creators Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie tell us what we can expect from the new series. Continue reading “The Windsors: Interview with the writers”