Review: Area 51

The fatal allure of Netflix is its bottomless pit of sub-standard films and TV which offers constant mind numbing distractions from the dispiriting tedium of real life. It was in this nihilistic spirit on a quiet and unproductive evening that I found myself with an equally cynical friend watching Area 51, a recent addition to […]

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Review: 13 Reasons Why

Netflix’s latest hit series, 13 Reasons Why, has been making waves since its release on 31st March. Adapted from a YA novel of the same name, the show quickly became the platform’s ‘most-tweeted-about’ series of all time, despite (or perhaps thanks to) its coverage of dark subject matter – something that we will discuss later. […]

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Neglected Netflix: Community

Community might just be my favourite sitcom of all time. Fuelled by the singular voice of creator Dan Harmon, Community barrels between the self-referentially silly and the character driven serious, and at its best achieves moments of the sublime when it combines the two to create something bordering on the philosophically profound within its own […]

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Is Netflix Destroying Our Culture?

Netflix. It’s impossible not to be familiar with the term by now, whether because you have indulged in the practice or your newsfeed was spammed with the famous Netflix and Chill idiom. Once a DVD subscription based service, it has quickly, and somewhat frighteningly, taken over the internet as the powerhouse media streaming service. Producing […]

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