Jessica Green reviews Amazon Prime's recent original series The Bold Type, as it tells a story set in a fashion magazine with an empowering feminist angle for a new generationWritten by Jessica Green on 18th March 2018
What to Watch This Summer
The Redbrick TV team look back at some of 2016's highlights and recommends some of the best shows to watch or catch up on over the summer
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia is a show that revels in juxtaposition. It follows five people united by firm friendship but divided by firmer self-interest. The cast are limitlessly lovable while portraying people who are truly despicable. Although the show is unbelievably consistent throughout its 11 current seasons, it never fails to push boundaries and create narratives bursting with endlessly quotable, cringey and comedic content. This is a show with so many quality stories and running jokes, it's impossible not to discuss your favourites among fellow fans. If you haven't tried the Sunny life yet, give it a season to warm yourself up to the torrential humour and get hooked.
Game of Thrones
When I was younger, I would perform one-woman shows for my family in the living room, where I would act out different scenarios via swift costume changes hastily performed in the hall. Needless to say, I think you could tell I was the same person.
With Orphan Black however, Tatiana Maslany pulls off a feat of acting quite unlike anything I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. She has played no less than TEN different clone characters thus far, and I am genuine when I say I have Googled to see if she really is part of some sort of super-secret nonuplet acting dynasty. Her breadth of diverse emotion and charismatic individualities for each of her characters is nothing short of mind-boggling and something that absolutely everyone should witness. And Maslany’s only part of the action - the supporting cast play off of each other beautifully, bringing real emotional depth to each of their characters alongside a pretty radical storyline. Summing up Season 4 so far is difficult, since SO MUCH has happened, but if you’re into not-too-sci-but- still-definitely-fi type TV shows then I couldn’t recommend joining ‘Clone Club’ more.