Star Trek has its own strengths, its own appeal, and its own identity. Star Trek: Discovery isn’t Game of Thrones, and it shouldn’t try to be.
With spoilers, here's a look at how Black Mirror's USS Callister posits a perfect metaphor for nerd culture in 2017, and how to fix it.
“No one wants complexity and reality from us,” declares the Queen Mother in The Crown. But that’s what 'Beryl' delivers, candid and intimate as it is.
Babylon Berlin, a noir mystery set against a backdrop of political intrigue &revolutionary fervour, carries itself with an entirely deserved confidence.
Allegories of Nazis are prevalent across our media - but what's the result of that? Does it normalise them - or worse, does it fictionalise them?
The Marvel Netflix shows have been hit or miss ratio; it would have been easy for The Punisher to fail as well. That it didn’t is a welcome surprise.
Channel 4's new show The End of the F***ing World is an absolute gem of a series, one that is absolutely worth your time.
Kit Harington in a medieval thriller invites comparison to Game of Thrones, but it doesn’t take long to realise Gunpowder is a drama with its own identity.
Star Trek: Discovery’s fifth episode, Choose Your Pain, introduced Lt. Ash Tyler, a Klingon prisoner of war. Something about Tyler doesn’t quite seem right – Captain Lorca was quick to point out that his story of being held prison by the Klingons didn’t quite add up, given how long he’d survived. Of course, just because one slightly suspicious human is introduced at the same time as a Klingon character is suspiciously absent doesn’t mean they’re the same individual – correlation is not causation, after all.
Designated Survivor has been left behind by real-life politics, and as it scrambles to keep up it's lost sight of the show it wants to be.
Michael Schur is the creator of beloved sitcoms Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine and with The Good Place he may have his best show yet
Earlier this year, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, a teen drama about suicide, was criticised for its alleged glamorisation of its delicate and harrowing subject matter. Starring Lily Collins, To The Bone is a Netflix original movie released in mid-July and tackles the story of Ellen (Collins) who is living with anorexia. The film sees the character explore her attempts to deal with the illness after meeting a quirky, unconventional doctor (Keanu Reeves).