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Review of Black Mirror ‘The Waldo Moment’, Arts

Review of Black Mirror ‘The Waldo Moment’

It’s all over before it even really began. This week marked the final episode from the second series of Black Mirror. Entitled The Waldo Moment, it was a political satire that poked fun at the public’s apathy towards the electoral process via a big blue CGI bear.

By | Arts | Monday, 25 February 2013 at 11:00 pm

Review of Black Mirror ‘White Bear’, Arts

Review of Black Mirror ‘White Bear’

If some viewers found last week a little too sappy for their liking then fear not, White Bear is a world away from Be Right Back and is anything but romantic. This was a return to the Black Mirror that most people are familiar with. It was dark and edgy with that surreal Charlie Brooker twist.

By | Arts | Monday, 18 February 2013 at 11:00 pm

Review of Black Mirror ‘Be Right Back’, Arts

Review of Black Mirror ‘Be Right Back’

Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has returned to us with three more twisted tales with a technological slant. Despite marrying a former Blue Peter presenter and waxing lyrical about his offspring in his Guardian columns, there is nothing remotely sweet about any of these stories. Actually, that’s a lie.

By | Arts | Monday, 11 February 2013 at 11:00 pm

Join the ‘Doctor Who’ party behind the sofa and help Alzheimer’s research, Arts

Join the ‘Doctor Who’ party behind the sofa and help Alzheimer’s research

For those of you still looking for a last minute Christmas present for the Doctor Who fan in your life then look no further than Behind the Sofa: Celebrity memories of Doctor Who by Steve Berry.

By | Arts, Notebook | Tuesday, 18 December 2012 at 2:20 pm

‘A Touch of Cloth’: Why you won’t be able to take crime dramas seriously again, Arts

‘A Touch of Cloth’: Why you won’t be able to take crime dramas seriously again

It seems we can’t get enough of murder. Whether it’s Waking the Dead, The Killing, Murder She Wrote, Luther, Midsomer Murders, Miss Marple, Lewis – even Sherlock we’re a nation obsessed with murder. Our screens are flooded with detective shows and they are piling up much like the bodies.

By | Arts | Friday, 7 September 2012 at 2:58 pm

Review of Black Mirror – ‘The Entire History of You’, Arts

Review of Black Mirror – ‘The Entire History of You’

The last segment of this satirical trio of fables played with the notion of hindsight and questioned whether it really is a wonderful thing.

By | Arts | Monday, 19 December 2011 at 3:38 am

Review of Black Mirror – ‘15 Million Merits’, Arts

Review of Black Mirror – ‘15 Million Merits’

Imagine a future powered by people on exercise bikes, where rooms are made up of walls of screens and the only chance to escape is by going on a reality television show. Welcome to the world of black mirrors.

By | Arts | Monday, 12 December 2011 at 8:00 am

Review of Black Mirror – ‘The National Anthem’, Arts

Review of Black Mirror – ‘The National Anthem’

From the brilliantly warped mind of Charlie Brooker comes a darkly comic tale that explores the power of social media.

By | Arts | Sunday, 4 December 2011 at 10:15 pm

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