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Top TV of the Decade: Veep

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! Today, Tommy Farrell takes a look at the hilarious Veep, starring the brilliant Julia Louis-Dreyfus… During the Obama years Veep’s task was uncomplicated. It was an inherently political show but it was operating in relatively straightforward times; there was no #MeToo movement, Donald Trump was just […]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

TV Review: Game of Thrones S8E6 – ‘The Iron Throne’

‘Do not be sad that it is over. Be happy that it happened.’ I can’t help but apply this term to the end of Game of Thrones: one of the most popular, influential and ground-breaking television shows of all time. Yes, I know, we’re all sad and angry (some more than others considering the petition […]Read More

Why you should watch ‘Chernobyl’

I know! The title isn’t original in the slightest but this is important. Television and film for the past few weeks have be dominated with the likes of Game of Thrones and Marvel…my opinions on those will remain reserved but it’s understandable! They are both conclusions to a cultural dynasty that have defined their respected […]Read More

TV Review: Game of Thrones S8E1 – ‘Winterfell’

With the final season of the universally-loved Game of Thrones having kicked off on Sunday night to a record-breaking 18 million viewers on HBO alone, The Indiependent will be reviewing the episodes week by week, as we get closer to finding out who will grace the Iron Throne. The first episode of the last ever […]Read More

TV Review: Game of Thrones S7E7 – ‘The Dragon and

At almost 80 minutes long, The Dragon and The Wolf still only just manages to cram in everything needed to tie up all the season’s loose ends. It was managed thanks to a dialogue-driven episode that saw reunions, revelations and resolutions galore, but still left enough questions to leave us in a state of perpetual […]Read More

TV Review: Game of Thrones S7E6 – ‘Beyond the Wall’

The stakes get higher and the fighting fiercer in the penultimate instalment of what we must surely all now acknowledge as the most enjoyable TV show of all time, ever; Game of Thrones. However, whilst the quality of the show’s production or the scale of its action sequences cannot be questioned, have the writers decided to forego logic and plausibility in favour of pure entertainment?Read More

TV Review: Game of Thrones S7E5 – ‘Eastwatch’

After last week’s episode, it’s hard not to feel a bit underwhelmed by ‘Eastwatch’. “Where were the explosions?” you might be tempted to shout, petulantly, “more fire!”. This is understandable; last week we were given lots of pay-offs. Arya reunited with Sansa and then Bran; Jon and Dany went spelunking; Brienne and Arya had a […]Read More

TV News: HBO’s Westworld trailer released

HBO have released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Science Fiction/thriller TV series Westworld, based on the 1973 film of the same name. The trailer splices a visceral Western backdrop and gun slinging action with mysterious science fiction and androids. It will be produced by J.J. Abrams and Jonathon Nolan (Christopher’s brother) and the series […]Read More

TV Review: High Maintenance

Nowadays, there’s an extraordinary culture shift in film and television as fearless actors, directors and writers shy away from the typical cardboard cut out of what a show should be like. Varying from characters used as a vehicle to defy and question social norms, writing that makes us laugh, cry, or is full of adrenaline […]Read More

The Rapidly Approaching Death of American Network TV

TV programming has always fallen under certain format restrictions and limitations. Programs were delivered on certain days and times, on specific networks, with stories generally unfolding over the span of multiple episodes, which are organized into series or seasons. In American TV, this system has centered almost entirely on advertising revenue through a few major […]Read More