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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

Film News: “The Irishman” Trailer Relased

After the release of Alfonso Cuarón’s Best Picture contender Roma last year, Netflix has proved itself to be a serious contender for film distribution, if not controversial with more traditional cinephiles due to the streaming giant’s tendency to avoid movie theaters all together. Now, it’s Martin Scorsese’s turn to throw his hat into the home-media […]Read More

Dear Netflix: Minority-Led Shows can Reach the Majority

Animation has always been a source of joy for me. As someone with an overactive imagination and a longing to find the surreality within reality, I have always found that watching animation gave me a sense of belonging even in the most unfamiliar of territories. Often, the alien worlds of the cartoons I watch feel […]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: 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: BAFTA TV Nominations Announced

Phoebe Waller Bridge’s seductive spy-drama Killing Eve leads the BAFTA TV nominations this year with a whopping 14 nods overall (see our glowing review here: https://www.indiependent.co.uk/tv-review-killing-eve/), whilst Russell T. Davies’ A Very English Scandal follows closely behind with 12. Keeley Hawes triumphs with acting nominations in two categories, Best Actress for Bodyguard, and Best Supporting […]Read More

TV News: Stranger Things 3 Trailer Released

It’s truly been the week of trailers in the world of film and television, and that shows no signs of stopping with a first-look at Stranger Things 3. All our favourites are back in Hawkins, Indiana for a summer you won’t want to miss – Eleven’s hair! Music by The Who! A deadly unstoppable evil […]Read More

Why are shows like Big Mouth and Sex Education so

I always grew up with the idea that puberty was the most awkward thing you could talk about with your friends, teachers and family. After lessons in school and the dreaded “talk” with parents, I still felt there were things that were just too taboo to discuss. This might just be me talking, but I’m […]Read More

The Horror of The Haunting of Hill House

Warning: Spoilers abound for the Netflix adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House. In the finale of Mike Flanagan’s brilliant new 10-part adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, the youngest of the Crain family – the recently deceased Nell – shares a sentiment that, for the most part, completely encapsulates the spirit of the […]Read More

TV Review: Girls Incarcerated

New to Netflix, Girls Incarcerated takes viewers inside Indiana’s Madison Correctional Facility, e.g. a jail for girls under the age of 18. Throughout the 8 episodes, you see the inmates, or ‘students’ as the staff refer to them, work to get their lives back on track. An insightful and interesting look into the US Justice […]Read More

TV Review: The End of the F***ing World

The newest (and potentially the first?), gritty, dark humoured, teenage coming of age show to grace Netflix, The End of the F***ing World explores the lives of James, a 17-year-old who believes he’s a psychopath, and Alyssa, a rule-breaking, dominating classmate who sees James as a way to escape a rocky home life. Set in […]Read More

The Best of Black Mirror

With the acclaimed satire anthology’s much anticipated fourth season out now on Netflix, we thought we’d look at some of the Indiependent writers’ favourite episodes so far, including some of those from this latest series. Here are five of the best according to the Indiependent:   Hang the DJ Black Mirror, a show about the […]Read More

TV Review: ‘Big Mouth’ Strikes Again

Adolescence is a topic that is rich for comedy, but the balance needs to be right. Playing the crude card is a way to get an easy laugh, but it’s more difficult to twist conventions and make crude clever. The likes of the American Pie franchise, and latterly TV programmes such as The Inbetweeners and […]Read More

TV Review: Atypical Series 1

It’s highly possible that there are people who think Atypical romanticises autism, however in reality what Netflix have done is epitomise the life changing path of a typical teenager. For sure, being 18 years old and seeking a full time ‘practise girlfriend’ alongside his avid interest in the Antarctic, is not the perfect scenario for a […]Read More