Culture Film & TV

Schitt’s Creek: An Unexpected Queer Utopia

When I started binge-watching Schitt’s Creek in Oxford last term, it was mostly because I was feeling a little homesick for rural America. I missed the space and slowness of the small towns where I have spent much of my life, and I expected, if nothing else, to feel indulged. It wasn’t long before I Read More…

Culture Film & TV

Unorthodox Review

Balancing authenticity is no easy feat, but it is equally demanding to recognise one’s need for it. Unorthodox is a Yiddish-speaking Netflix series that invites us into the complex world of the people who inhabit the ultra-orthodox Satmar community of Williamsburg, New York. Don’t mistake the uniformity of their community for homogeneity; looking closer, you’ll Read More…

Film & TV Opinion

The Great Netflix Binge-Off

It’s a Friday evening, there’s nothing really happening in Oxford, apart from Friday Fever (which, let’s be honest, only masochists go to) and your next essay isn’t due until Monday. What do you do? As an over-achieving Oxford student, do you still persevere and do all of the reading on your two-page long reading list Read More…

Culture Film & TV Uncategorized

Love Is Blind: A Social Experiment Gone Wrong

The opening two episodes of hit dating show Love Is Blind draw all too familiar parallels with what we are coming to recognize as our new societal discourse. The set up: ten men and ten women must date each other over a series of days, the caveat being that they cannot touch or see each other Read More…

Culture Film & TV

The TV That Made Me – Emmeline Armitage

F.r.i.e.n.d.s.  If Julie Andrews is gospel and she says to start at the very beginning because it’s a very good place to start, then I really don’t have any other choice but to start here. F.r.i.e.n.d.s. (side note – did anyone ever get to the bottom of the dots?) is the benchmark by which I’ve come Read More…