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TV REVIEW: Shrill – Season 1

Overweight Annie Easton (Aidy Bryant) is an aspiring journalist who works at a Buzzfeed-style online journal owned and managed by, Gabe Parrish (John Cameron Mitchell). She lives with her best friend, lesbian Fran (Lolly Adefope) and spends too much of her time sneaking out of the back of her sort of boyfriend, Ryan’s (Luka Jones) house.

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TV REVIEW: The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance – Season 1

It wasn’t until fairly recently that I watched the original Dark Crystal movie and fell a bit in love with it. It made me both excited and apprehensive for the Netflix prequel series. Would it stay true to the original in all its mad, puppet glory? Would the story be as touching and engaging? Would it be as immersive? The film is so special so the series had a very big shoes to fill.

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TV REVIEW: Tales of the City – Limited Series

Regular readers of this blog will know that I watched and reviewed three previous mini-series based on the Tales of he City novels by Armistead Maupin. All of that was kicked off by seeing this series come up on Netflix. I started watching it and realised I had missed too much in between reading the first book and this follow up to the original series and wasn’t entirely sure what was going on or who everyone was.

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TV REVIEW: Doctor Foster – Season 1

Dr Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones) has a seemingly perfect life. She’s happily married to successful property developer, Simon (Bertie Carvel), she’s the head doctor at her medical practice, she has a good relationship with her son, Tom (Tom Taylor) and a bustling social life. But when she finds a blonde hair on Simon’s scarf she starts to suspect he may be cheating on her and the whole foundation her life is built on starts to crumble.

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TV REVIEW: Don't F**k With Cats – Limited Series

When a disturbing video of a man torturing cats is published online a group of Internet investigators attempt to track him down sending them down a rabbit hole they were not prepared for.

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TV REVIEW: Marcella – Season 2

It’s been some time since the events from season one and Marcella’s (Anna Friel) life has changed. Jason (Nicholas Pinnock) has moved in with a new partner. Tim (Jamie Bamber) has taken over the department and she’s more disconnected from her children than ever. What hasn’t changed is that she’s still having blackouts… and people are still getting murdered.

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TV REVIEW: The End of the F***ing World – Season 1

James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) are weirdos. James believes he is a psychopath and has disturbing fantasies about killing people. Alyssa feels displaced by her mother’s new family and has absolutely no filter or sense of self preservation.

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TV REVIEW: The Crown – Season 3

Season 3 of Netflix’s iconic series about the British monarchy starts with the election of Harold Wilson (Jason Watkins) as Prime Minister and spans to Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee. This time the key events are the Aberfan disaster, the Apollo 11 moon landing, Prince Charles’ investiture and the death of the Duke of Windsor.

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TV REVIEW: Further Tales of the City – Miniseries

Watching the third instalment of the Tales of the City series was a bit tricky since it’s not available on any streaming service I subscribe to or any of the free apps. The other two were on All4 but I couldn’t find this one anywhere but YouTube… which meant I could not download it for commute watching. I am not entirely sure I should have bothered.

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TV REVIEW: Marcella – Season 1

Former detective, Marcella Backland (Anna Friel) returns to work after an eleven year old cold case suddenly seems revived. It’s not the best time though as her husband, Jason (Nicholas Pinnock) has just left her and she’s been having weird unexplained blackouts. Now she’ll have to navigate a team that isn’t sure if they can trust her uncanny gut instincts and her act now think later approach alongside the implosion of her personal life.

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TV REVIEW: Good Girls – Season 2

Season 2 of Good Girls sees the three best buds falling ever deeper into the criminal underworld. And as the stakes get higher the impact of their misdeeds spread wider and wider to their loved ones with devastating effects.

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TV REVIEW: Good Girls – Season 1

Three suburban moms all facing money problems decide to rob the grocery store that one of them works in. Beth’s (Christina Hendricks) hapless husband, Dean (Matthew Lillard) has cheated on her a defaulted on the mortgage. Her sister, Annie (Mae Whitman) is facing an expensive custody battle. And Ruby’s (Retta) daughter needs a kidney transplant.

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TV REVIEW: American Horror Story – 1984

The latest season of American Horror Story takes us back to the 80’s to a world obsessed with aerobics, rock music and big hair. Camp Redwood has just been reopened years after a terrible massacre that left only one survivor, Margaret Booth (Leslie Grossman), the now camp director. Five counsellors head to the camp to start their jobs but it soon becomes apparent that nothing is what it appears and that the camp holds more secrets and ghosts than you can shake a stick at.

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TV REVIEW: The Politician – Season 1

Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) has only ever had one ambition, to be the President of the USA and everything in his life has been done in pursuit of this ambition. Along with his campaign planning team that includes his girlfriend, Alice (Julia Schlaepfer) and friends James (Theo Germaine) and McAfee (Laura Dreyfuss) he’s on the road to student body president, the first step in his plan.

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TV REVIEW: Unbelievable – Limited Series

In 2008 in Washington Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever) is tied up and raped at knife point by a masked man. After this harrowing ordeal she is forced to relive the events over and over with various law enforcement officers whose focus is more on Marie’s troubled past than what she has experienced. It’s not long before the detectives start to question the legitimacy of Marie’s account which sends her life into freefall.

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TV REVIEW: Special – Season 1

Ryan (Ryan O’Connell) is a twenty-one year old gay man with mild cerebral palsy who lives with his protective mom, Karen (Jessica Hecht). He decides to take on an unpaid internship Eggwoke (imagine Buzzfeed meets Vice) and shortly after is hit by a car. Seeing this as an opportunity to pass off his disability as an after effect of the accident he decides to reinvent himself with hilarious and life changing consequences.

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TV REVIEW: The Capture – Limited Series

During a celebration of his acquittal on the basis of flawed CCTV former United Kingdom Special Forces Lance Corporal Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) kisses his barrister, Hannah Roberts (Laura Haddock) and sees her off on the bus home. The next morning Hannah has vanished and the CCTV seems to show that Shaun is responsible.

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TV REVIEW: Glow – Season 3

Season 3 of Glow kicks off with our favourite lady wrestlers starting their 3 month show run in Vegas. It is a whole new world for the team, living in the hotel and doing the same show every night. Once again they’re all dealing with their own personal struggles and struggles with each other but this time everything is focused on identity.

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TV REVIEW: More Tales of the City

More Tales of the City charts the continued adventures of the residents of Barbary Lane in San Francisco, once again based on an eponymous novel by Armistead Maupin.

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TV REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – Season 5

The fifth season of Peaky Blinders begins on the eve of Black Tuesday. The Blinders are experiencing prosperity like never before but Michael’s (Finn Cole) failure to sell the family’s shares on time is about to torpedo that. He is forced to return home from New York in disgrace with a new wife (Anya Taylor-Joy).

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