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Mr Inbetween is brilliant and nails the unease that fuels male aggression

Until happening upon it by complete chance, I’d never heard of Mr Inbetween. So how did I come across it? YouTube. Yes it’s algorithm can be erratic and the frequency of adverts during videos – you fucking horrible grasping scum … Continue reading

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Sons Of Anarchy is perfect background TV

Let me state right away that Sons Of Anarchy isn’t terrible, just flawed. Partly it’s a victim of heightened expectations, which explain why I tried it to begin with. I saw it regularly mentioned alongside the gold standard of television … Continue reading

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Dark may be dark, but its journey is also a lot of fun

During series two of Dark I had, let’s call it, an episode. Who the fuck is that badly burnt fella that’s just appeared on the screen? And what’s he on about? Thankfully Dark’s moments of disorienting opacity are fleeting. This … Continue reading

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Too Old To Die Young is boring, but worse yet, cynical

When’s the last time you watched something that surprised you? In a good or a bad way? For movies it would be The Skin I Live In. Deadwood was the last TV show, and that débuted nearly fifteen years ago. … Continue reading

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How HBO’s Chernobyl successfully mixes dramatisation and science.

Representing a non-fiction period piece set in the Soviet Union with English dialogue seems ridiculous. In fact, it is. The question is whether the narrative and performance is capable of sufficiently wrestling your attention away from the elephant’s ginormous arse. … Continue reading

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