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TV: UK vs US Part 3: The Inbetweeners and The

In the first two entries in this series, I talked about the American adaptations of The Office and House of Cards, and what has made them successful, while so many attempts at bringing shows across the Atlantic have utterly failed. These shows were able to find a unique and original voice while maintaining key elements […]Read More

TV Feature: New Who – Back in Time with Nine

March, 2005: Old fans and soon-to-be-fans alike sat in front of their television sets, awaiting the arrival of a new Doctor, fresh from war. It seems bizarre to think that it was a whole decade ago that the Sci-Fi anti-hero beloved by many returned to our screens (though, of course, time is hardly a reliable […]Read More

TV: UK vs. US Part 2: House of Cards

In my last entry of this series, I discussed the US The Office and what led to its success among a world of failed American adaptations of British TV shows. The Office’s success was a combination of good timing, clever and new marketing, and finding its own voice that was separate from the UK original. […]Read More

TV: UK vs. US Part 1: The Office

For fans of British television, there are few things that bring as much anxiety as hearing the words “American adaptation.” For every success story, there seems to be countless failures and flops. As an American, I have seen countless attempted adaptations advertised constantly by networks before almost immediately disappearing after a season or less. Many […]Read More

What We’re Watching in 2015: Part 1

2014 is coming to an end, but don’t fret – The Indiependent writers are here to get you excited for what’s hitting your screens in 2015! In this massive two-part feature, we’ll be talking you through the TV shows and Films that have got us giddy for the new year – From huge blockbuster movies, […]Read More

Breaking Bad – One Year On

September 29th 2013 saw the end to one of the most critically acclaimed shows to ever be put on television. It’s been a year since we said goodbye to Breaking Bad, yet it shows no signs of wavering in popularity – Aaron Paul still talks of daily encounters from fans begging him to call them “bitch”. Though […]Read More

Orange Is The New Black – Let’s Hear it for

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, then chances are you will have heard about the Netflix original Orange Is The New Black. OITNB follows the story of Piper Chapman, a privileged young woman who finds herself thrown into the deep end when she is arrested for drug smuggling, and her […]Read More