Track Reviews: Simmer & Leave It Alone // Hayley Williams

The Paramore frontwoman returns with new music – the full album, Petals for Armor, is released 8 May – that appears to be just as much an emotional exorcism as it is an experimental solo project. It is a testament to both Hayley Williams and her producer, long-time Paramore member and friend Taylor York, that […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: Fleabag

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! In our 15th and final feature, James Nash explores why Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag is his show of the year, the decade, and the century. What more could possibly be said about the series that took the world by storm earlier this year? Yes, Fleabag is extraordinary. It’s […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: Happy Valley

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! TV Editor James Nash dives into the hit BBC One crime-drama, Happy Valley… Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley is not just bleak – it’s violently bleak. Both series of the hit BBC One drama never shied away from the brutality of the crimes committed, or the psychological effect […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: The Good Place

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! Our very own TV Editor, James Nash, takes a look at one of most good-hearted shows of the 2010s, The Good Place… What do we owe to The Good Place? As it turns out, a great deal. Mike Schur’s philosophical sit-com begins with a woman, Eleanor […]Read More

TV News: FRIENDS Reunion Special Rumoured

They’ll be there for you… maybe… Twitter was set alight this morning at the rumours of a FRIENDS reunion special to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show, originally revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. The exclusive piece suggested that all six original stars, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David […]Read More

A Weekend at the Fringe

You may know the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as having a reputation for attracting hordes of pretentious southern arts students who completely invade the city for a month (probably annoying the local Scots more than Brexit does) to see a wealth of overpriced shows and comedy that will most likely contain some anti-Trump themes and a […]Read More

TV News: More Disney+ Shows Announced

Disney has unveiled a first-look at their new streaming service Disney+ at their D23 Expo, as well as announcing a few more exciting TV projects set to launch in the next few years. Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi Wan Kenobi (as previously rumoured) in an upcoming live-action Star Wars spin off series […]Read More

TV News: The Crown to return November 17th

Netflix announced today that The Crown will return to our screens for its third series on Sunday 17th November 2019, almost two years after its second outing. The press release was accompanied with our first (albeit brief) look at Olivia Colman in action as our reigning monarch, taking on the role previously portrayed by Emmy and […]Read More

TV Review: Stranger Things 3

*SPOILER WARNING* For a show that so heavily features ‘the Upside Down’, the third season of Stranger Things surprisingly treads familiar ground, and not always for the better. It’s evident that the show’s formulaic structure works wonderfully for Netflix and its binge-loving audiences, but the separated character plots that are *pretends to be shocked* actually […]Read More

TV Review: Magpies Love Mirrors

This brand new comedy web-series from a small army of Cambridge students not only provides numerous laugh-out-loud moments, but also excitingly messes with conventional comedy form. Magpies Love Mirrors is somewhat of an enigma, blending sketch comedy with recurring characters and storylines, surreal parody with dry wit, that by the final episode, you’re perhaps more confused […]Read More

TV Review: Black Mirror Series 5

As soon as you see the opening Black Mirror credits, you simultaneously do and do not know what you are getting yourself in to. You know it will be dark. You know it will mess with your head. What you don’t know is how exactly it will get you there, with each episode offering new […]Read More

TV News: Gavin and Stacey to return for Christmas special

It’s official – Gavin and Stacey are back. James Corden (Smithy, co-creator) dropped the bombshell on Twitter this morning, revealing that he and Ruth Jones (Nessa, co-creator) had joined forces once again to return to Barry and Billericay ten years after the series ended. In a joint statement, they said “”Over the last 10 years […]Read More

TV Review: Game of Thrones S8E5 – ‘The Bells’

The third (and final) review from your Game of Thrones novice here, but judging by this episode, it seems like the writers haven’t watched the last six series either, so not much catching up was needed. As a cinematic feat, ‘The Bells’ is a masterpiece, deftly moving between the action of the climactic battle of […]Read More

TV Review: Game of Thrones S8E4 – ‘The Last of

Everyone grab your misplaced Starbucks coffee cups, it’s time for another review from a guy who’s only watched two series! It’s pleasing to see that the climactic events of the last episode haven’t been brushed under the rug, as we’re granted a final farewell to the fallen in a moving sequence that also hammered home […]Read More