Category Archives: TV Shows

dOCTOR FOSTER shows us about some of us

An enjoyable TV show dealing with some difficult issues with the main focus being infidelity. We saw how upper – middle class families can be broken up by the weakness of men and the jealous rage of a woman. These days it can be deemed as sexist, or at least backward to put the genders in such crude boxes but there is a reality to some of the stereotypes of the past, and it usually makes for entertaining television at least. Romance and love have been framed typically throughout media history which has limited the concepts to a few worn out ideas. Books, magazines, radio & movies have sold society a clear cut version of what relationships should look like, and because we spend years of our lives sitting in front of the TV and allowing media into our minds, that made up version tends to look eerily familiar each time. To not over complicate narratives, we’re given the good and the bad in nice neat boxes, which make it easy for us to digest as the audience. When the jealous girlfriend shouts at the dopey boyfriend for staring at another girl, we’re given the most obvious action and reactions which appeal to our already preconceived notions about these situations. Maybe it’s a more defined way of connecting with the audience if you portray a scenario which is familiar and clear, but we all know the reality of every relationship disagreement is more complicated than what it seems. Doctor Foster is a successful woman and a budding member of the community whose life is ripped apart when her husband who she shares a child with is revealed to have had a secret lover and a second life. We’re taken on a journey through emotional pain and suffering but left with a reasonable amount of moral ambiguity when it comes to the outcome.

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The Affair – review (Spoilers)

An affair isn’t just an affair according to the show affair. I’ve weirdly enjoyed this dark romantic tv series with Dominic West (Noah) and Ruth Wilson (Alison) as the central characters, juggling infidelity with self identity crisis’s . West’s character is married with four kids and meets Wilsons character on a family holiday break. Wilson’s character struggles with self doubt and tragedy. He’s a writer, she’s a waitress and they fell in love. Continue reading The Affair – review (Spoilers)

The Handmaids Tale – Review and Spoilers

An ode to the misogynistic past of global society. How we have treated women in the past is abhorrent, and the handmaids tail is a unrelenting reminder of the gender split mindset of our world which is displayed in this amazing dystopian tv series. The show explores a world where fertility rates drop significantly across America resulting in babies and fertile women becoming a precious commodity. As this happens a deeply disturbing ideology sets in which gains political traction where all the fertile women are to be rounded up for breeding purposes.  Continue reading The Handmaids Tale – Review and Spoilers

Manhunt the unabomber – Review and slight spoilers

Ted Kacynski was a math professor who moved to a remote cabin in Montana where he lived as a recluse and carried out a bombing campaign which lasted from 1978 to 1995, killing three people and injuring twenty three. I have recently been watching the TV series on Netflix and even though it was a slow start it turned out to be really intriguing. Continue reading Manhunt the unabomber – Review and slight spoilers

Breaking Bad helps cancer research

Breaking Bad has been one of the most talked about shows in the past five years. Set in Albuquerque, the series followed the life of high school Chemistry teacher Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

 

Hell bent on securing a future for his family before he dies, Walter embarks on an action packed journey fuelled by extreme character transformations and exquisite moral dilemmas that make you want to bite the screen they’re so delicious.

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