Television

crown

The Queen, and indeed the British public, deserve better than The Crown’s lies

November 21, 2019 2:22 pm

Netflix’s popular TV series takes constant liberties with history, as it does with people, and yet it is accepted as fact

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No one else has the weird levels of self-regard shown by people who appear regularly on TV

November 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Contemporary political coverage has a default level of negativity

rogers

Tough gospel: the twin cities of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

November 19, 2019 1:00 pm

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is the world we have lost: grandparents, honest jobs and Sunday school teachers

top boy

Top Boy wins the turf war

October 29, 2019 10:39 am

Top Boy reviewed

catherine the great

Is this the only Catherine the Great review to mention the age gap?

October 22, 2019 10:24 am

Helen Mirren is 74 years old while the character she plays — at least at the start of the mini-series — is 33 years old

cnn town hall

CNN’s LGBT Town Hall collapses into trans madness

October 11, 2019 2:00 pm

In its quest for every gender on the spectrum, the network couldn’t even find a single top to stuff into the audience

succession

A work of pure, undiluted genius

October 10, 2019 9:21 am

Succession reviewed

south park nba

The NBA tosses an alley-oop for China’s censors

October 8, 2019 10:06 am

Meanwhile, South Park offers a full-court press of freedom of expression

peaky

Is Peaky Blinders past its peak?

October 3, 2019 4:08 pm

If the cap fits...

jackass

The semiotics of Jackass

September 22, 2019 11:41 am

For all the chaos on Jackass, there were no obvious consequences

james corden
disney

Disney and the imagination recession

September 2, 2019 11:13 am

Today Hollywood’s undoubted creative power is spent updating and reimagining stories that are decades old

dave chappelle
the boys
fandom tourism

Instagram is ruining tourism. Could fandom save it?

July 25, 2019 4:43 pm

May we all travel for our own loves, rather than for the ‘likes’ of others

samantha bee

Hey Samantha Bee, why don’t you drop out of your show?

July 22, 2019 4:37 pm

The comedienne is calling for anti-war progressive Marianne Williamson to pull out of the 2020 race

stranger things

Stranger Things’s third season is self-indulgent

July 18, 2019 11:33 am

Where season one had the creeping menace of Alien, the mood here is closer to Scooby-Doo

aziz ansari

Aziz Ansari: Right here and wrong now

July 10, 2019 12:30 pm

Why is politically correct comedy so depressing?

tristan priskett stranger things

Tristan Priskett reviews: Stranger Things 3

July 10, 2019 11:26 am

Would it not have led to a more meaningful narrative if the ‘monster’ the Russians had brought into being was in fact climate change?

david letterman kanye

Kanye wipes the floor with David Letterman

July 6, 2019 12:51 pm

I can’t think of a single other celebrity in the world who would have had the balls to do what Kanye does in this interview

Simon Nye on The Durrells of Corfu

July 1, 2019 1:38 pm

Most of what I know about the Durrell family comes from Nye’s television series

viewers trump presidency

Are viewers falling out of love with the Trump presidency?

June 25, 2019 6:30 pm

Watching the Donald used to be unmissable television. What happened?

big little lies
black mirror

Black Mirror is broken

June 13, 2019 12:40 pm

It's a Twilight Zone for Millennials

chernobyl