Best to Binge Watch: Father Ted

Published by The Strathclyde Telegraph. Timeless cult classic Father Ted is a quirky, kitschy ‘90s comedy (the brainchild of Graham Linehan who also created The IT Crowd) mixing the self-reflexive with absurdity, slap-stick, and digs at religious scandals and hypocrisies to create a truly original, stand-alone sitcom revived again and again by generations of comedy […]

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‘moon child’ Blogmas: Top 5 Christmas TV Episodes

*Noddy Holder voice* IT’S BLOGMAS! We’re now only five precious sleeps away from Christmas and to mark the occasion, ‘moon child’ will be posting a special festive post every day until the big day, with a special fiction blog post on the 25th – so, stay tuned! Today (December 20th) marks the first post of […]

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Sophie’s Choice: This Is England ’90 (TV Review)

Sunday night marked the long-awaited and highly-anticipated return of Shane Meadows’ award-winning drama series This Is England; in the form of its last instalment, This Is England ’90. Following on from the film set in 1983 and subsequent drama series set in ‘86 and ‘88, viewers have watched little Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) grow up on […]

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How to Have the Best Movie Night

This is a sponspored blog post. Do you know how much I paid for a ticket the last time I went to the cinema? £8, and £16 on top of that for two small popcorns and a medium portion of nachos. Admittedly, there’s nothing quite like going to the cinema and seeing films on ‘the […]

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Sophie’s Choice: First Dates (TV Review)

Published by Student Rag. I’m a bit of a long-time fan of First Dates. As a bit of a cynic myself, I appreciate and commend the nervous, hopeless-romantic singletons as they toddle sheepishly into the First Dates restaurant – an eatery where nobody, apart from the staff, have ever met before – for their blind […]

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Sophie’s Choice: I am Cait (TV review)

Published by Student Rag magazine. Following on from the Keeping Up with The Kardashians: About Bruce special led the way for the newly unveiled Caitlyn Jenner’s E! documentary series: I am Cait. We’ve all seen that already iconic Vanity Fair cover (a victory in itself for transgender rights) and seen the tweets of support for […]

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Sophie’s Choice: Made in Chelsea LA (TV review)

Published by Student Rag magazine. So, our favourite bunch of incestuous toffs are back and this time they’ve left behind the luxurious borough of Chelsea and Kensington, London, and flitted off to Los Angeles, California – you know, as you do – to create MiC’s latest summer instalment: Made in Chelsea LA. At the opening […]

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Book Review: ‘The Nose’ by Nikolai Gogol

It was the title that originally caught my eye: The Nose. This strange little book (perhaps more of a novella, no, in fact, a short story) is on the reading list for one of my literature classes that I’ll be doing when the new semester that starts next month. Since it was the shortest of […]

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Sophie’s Choice: Supervet in the Field (TV Review)

Published by Student Rag: Hearing the phrase “bionic supervet”, you’d be forgiven for assuming that pioneering veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick is some kind of superhero from a comic book. But you’d be wrong. This extraordinary vet is not a fictional character from a colourful comic strip but is in fact a real person who is […]

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