Articles about 'television'

Anne with an E tells the trauma of adoption like it is

Alessia Galatini watches Netflix’s recent adaptation of L.M Montgomery’s 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables and finds it takes a stand on what it means to be a good parent

Alessia Galatini // 21 June 2017

Categories: Reviews, Television

Drama and intrigue at the expense of victims

In this second review of Undercover, Jane Fae is not impressed

Jane Fae // 28 May 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

The best shot at the truth?

In our first of two reviews of Undercover, Rashida Islam sees a great premise let down by a sidelining of the most important issues at the show’s core

Rashida Islam // 27 May 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Beautiful dead women

Ailsa Bristow looks at Making a Murderer as part of a broader cultural trend in which women’s deaths are fetishised and made into a spectacle, while the women themselves are erased

Ailsa Bristow // 26 January 2016

Categories: Reviews, Television

Is suffrage black or white?

Rashida Islam watches a recent BBC documentary about Sophia Duleep Singh and argues that, when it comes to Black activists throughout history, her story is not necessarily the most significant

Rashida Islam // 15 December 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Nothing feminist to detect?

Lisa Glass watches the 2015 DVD release of 1990s detective drama Chandler & Co and is disappointed with the old fashioned humour and lack of realism

Lisa Glass // 28 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

A defiant exception

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams watches a futuristic drama set in a fictional Northern American town circa 2046 and finds a refreshing change from the usual limitations placed on female characters in sci-fi

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams // 24 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Looking for the class divide

Lissy Lovett considers the intersection of gender and class inspired by two of last week's news stories

Lissy Lovett // 14 October 2015

Categories: Blog

A lesson in reality

Nick Beard watches UnREAL, a drama that takes a wry look at the construction of reality TV and its effects on both the contestants and those behind the scenes

Nick Beard // 27 September 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

“Protecting the life of my child”

D H Kelly has a look at Louis Theroux's recent documentary, focused on the experiences of transgender children and their parents, and considers whether the programmme does justice to their stories

D H Kelly // 26 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

The leader of the pack?

Dawn Kofie reports on the antics in Raised By Wolves so far and finds the show warm-hearted and often funny, although sometimes a little thin on plot

Dawn Kofie // 10 April 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

“I haven’t been serious about anything since 1918”

Iona Sharma revels in the feminist joy of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Iona Sharma // 24 March 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Spiral

Dawn Kofie appreciates Laure Berthaud, Spiral‘s “feminist anti-hero” who isn’t afraid to bend the rules, but is disappointed by the predictability of some of the character’s personal choices. WARNING: Spoilers...

Holly Combe // 11 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Bold Berthaud

Dawn Kofie appreciates Laure Berthaud, Spiral's "feminist anti-hero" who isn't afraid to bend the rules, but is disappointed by the predictability of some of the character's personal choices

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Categories: Reviews, Television

Leave me alone

What role does gender inequality play in how we approach issues of privacy and autonomy? D H Kelly follows Gemma Varnom's Black Mirror review with an examination of the blocking theme in the show's most recent episode

D H Kelly // 26 February 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s Catastrophe Irish primary school teacher and aspiring writer Sharon...

Holly Combe // 24 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Not such a disaster after all

Dawn Kofie finds a refreshing lack of game playing between the characters at the centre of Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney's Catastrophe

Dawn Kofie //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Black Mirror’s ’15 Million Merits’ and ‘White Bear’

Gemma Varnom takes a second glance at Black Mirror‘s ’15 Million Merits’ and ‘White Bear’ episodes and wonders if we are inching ever closer to the horrifying and oppressive society...

Holly Combe // 7 February 2015

Categories: Blog

“And you just watched”

Gemma Varnom takes a second glance at Black Mirror's '15 Million Merits' and 'White Bear' episodes and wonders if we are inching ever closer to the horrifying and oppressive society they depict

Gemma Varnom //

Categories: Reviews, Television

I’m a Celebrity… give me a break!

Lucy Drewery asks why mocking a person's appearance is still just seen as 'banter'

Guest Blogger // 20 November 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Game of Thrones

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn’t make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens. Is Game of Thrones – the television series...

Holly Combe // 27 December 2013

Categories: Blog

A fantasy of female subjugation

Some female characters can survive in the patriarchal world of Game of Thrones but that doesn't make it feminist, contends Rebekah Owens

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Categories: Reviews, Television

New review: Parks and Recreation

While certainly not perfect in its treatment of minority groups, US sitcom Parks and Recreation also gets a lot right, argues Iona Sharma. Some spoilers contained. In a second season...

Holly Combe // 24 December 2013

Categories: Blog

In praise of Leslie Knope: feminism and small-town politics

While certainly not perfect in its treatment of minority groups, US sitcom Parks and Recreation also gets a lot right, argues Iona Sharma

Iona Sharma //

Categories: Reviews, Television

New feature: in anticipation of The Day of the Doctor…

As I’m sure the Doctor Who fans among you will be aware, this evening will see the screening of the programme’s 50th anniversary episode. In honour of this, our comedy...

Holly Combe // 23 November 2013

Categories: Blog

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