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Timely Escapism

1 March 2021

We all need a bit of escapism right now and, for many, the destination of choice has been the land of fiction. Before I continue, I will admit that I’m a historian at heart. Degree aside, I have always been fascinated by the past and the people in it. And I’m by no means the […]

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Five TV Series You Need to Watch

21 February 2021

I thought I’d recommend some of my favourite TV series if you fancy a break from studying! My sense of humour is pretty light-hearted, and I quite like slapstick comedy, so most of these recommendations follow that type of humour and comedy just to give you guys a head’s up! Insatiable Although I know quite […]

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4 Book-to-Television Pairs to Delve Into this Month

2 February 2021

Here’s a question: should you read the book before you watch the new HBO adaptation the internet has been raving about? Book and television fans everywhere have been engaging in this debate since the dawn of time. Purists will tell you it’s a sin not to read the book first, while television fans will ask […]

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Entertainment Highlights of my Winter Break

1 February 2021

Coming home for the holidays has always been a time for relaxation and reflection, but even more so this year. With reduced opportunities for social interaction and events, it proved the perfect time to go back to my bucket list of books, movies and shows that I’ve been wanting to watch and read for ages […]

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A Completely Unbiased Guide to Hugh Laurie

27 November 2020

After watching Roadkill – which was recently on BBC One – I remembered just how much I love Hugh Laurie. Charismatic, a talented actor and musician, and honestly still looking hot at 61, Hugh Laurie is one of those actors I will want to watch no matter what he’s in. However, I have not watched […]

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Review: My Bubble Tea

17 November 2020

A love potion, two handsome young men, and the woman who gets caught in between. These are the main elements of a chaotic love triangle portrayed by My Bubble Tea – the recent Thai rom-com series. “My Bubble Tea” brews an extraordinary love story through its very first episode which aired on May 22, 2020. […]

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Review: Love Life

10 November 2020

There’s truly nothing better to do in these cold, blustery nights than to curl up on the sofa and watch a good tale of tear-jerking romance. Love Life, a HBO series created by Sam Boyd, is the perfect binge watch, the perfect romcom, the perfect mix of tough life realisations, funny mishaps, overbearing mothers and […]

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Review: WHY R U?

3 November 2020

Imagine waking up one day in a drama world written by your sister in which everything has become the complete opposite of reality; your best friend is in love with his archenemy… and your lover is your nemesis. Aired from January to April 2020, WHY R U? is a Thai BL/gay television series that follows […]

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Mrs America: Women for Women?

28 October 2020

The BBC recently released (or not so recently, I’m really bad at getting through shows) Mrs America, a programme that follows the journey of the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment in the US) and the key figures involved in the fight for women’s rights. While the show does contain fictional characters and events, they all help […]

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TV Show Recommendations for Quarantine

31 August 2020

As I’m sure all of you have been at some point or other during this rather extended summer, I have been excruciatingly bored – so I started watching a lot of TV. Now, with the advent of returning to St Andrews and with many of our international students having to quarantine in their rooms for […]

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