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TV REVIEW: Limited Series – Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer

The Night Stalker otherwise known as Richard Ramirez is one of the notorious serial killers in American history. Ramirez terrorised the Greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay area from June 1984 until August 1985 committing approximately thirteen counts of murder, five attempted murders, eleven sexual assaults, and fourteen burglaries in that time. This documentary looks at both the criminal investigation attempting to identify and apprehend Ramirez and the impact on his victims and their families.

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TV REVIEW: The Nest – Limited Series

Wealthy Glasgow couple, Emily (Sophie Rundle) and Dan Docherty (Martin Compston) have always dreamed of having a child of their own but with no success. When Emily has a chance encounter with, troubled teenager, Kaya (Mirren Mack) an opportunity for surrogacy opens up. Unfortunately no one has been completely open about their past and soon there’s murder, dodgy business dealings, family trauma and unexpected romance in the mix.

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TV REVIEW: Stranger Things – Season 3

A year has passed and things are relatively peaceful in Hawkins, Indiana. Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is still in hiding with Hopper (David Harbour) although she is spending most of her time with Mike (Finn Wolfhard). Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) are both working at the local newspaper, which seems to be exclusively staffed by chauvinist pigs. Steve (Joe Keery) is selling ice-cream in the new mega Starcourt Mall with his former classmate, Robin (Maya Hawke). And Billy (Dacre Montgomery) is driving all the MILFs crazy as a lifeguard at the local pool. But things in Hawkins never stay quiet for long….

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TV REVIEW: Pose – Season 1

I am a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race. I love the artistry of the participants as well as their boundless self-expression and the way they interpret the weekly runway categories in such a creative fashion. The show is the epitome of fierceness and I am living for it.

My love of Drag Race lead me to the documentary Paris is Burning which looks at underground “ball” scene that formed a huge part of the New York LGBT community in the 80’s. I have watched this documentary several times because it is beautiful and heartbreaking and gives such a deeper understanding of the inspiration behind the TV show.

Pose is set in the world of Paris is Burning so you can imagine I was like a moth to a flame.

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TV REVIEW: Narcos – Season 1

Narcos follows the rise of notorious Colombian drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) from a handful of jungle based labs to full blown war against the Colombian government. Exploring Escobar’s story from his perspective as well as the Colombian government and the US DEA, the series highlights the pervasiveness of the drug war and how it took over the whole country.

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TV REVIEW: American Crime Story – The People vs OJ Simpson

A friend of mine who is really into true crime series recommended this to me knowing that I am a fan of American Horror Story. American Crime Story shares the same producers and follows a similar anthology format, although this time each season dramatises and particular very public criminal case. In this case, the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.

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TV REVIEW: Outlander – Series 3

I started watching Outlander when I was on maternity leave and used to find myself trapped under Little O for hours. He slept a lot when he was a small baby, which was kind of great… but also kind of not because he refused to sleep not on me so once he had passed out I kind of just had to sit holding him. While the cleanliness of my house suffered, I did get to do a fair bit of binge watching and Outlander was a real favourite.

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