Is the book always better than the film? It may be considered a universal truth that the film is an inferior, diluted copy of the book it was born from.
“Nothing really matters because, really, we’re all just code.” Of course, our biological material is coded. Our identities are formed by a sequence of molecules that make up genetic data. But we are also binary data. Our lives, now more than ever, are determined by algorithms.
The thin thread of diversity in Netflix’s popular regency drama, Bridgerton, is unravelling.
The Haunting of Bly Manor, little sister to Mike Flanagan’s cult Netflix series Hill House, has been condemned as ‘a ghostly mistake’, the most terrifying element being the ‘ear-jangling accents’. It seems that the series’ questionable fear factor seems to have drawn the critics’ eyes from its genius interactions with the ‘queer’ Gothic tradition.
We shouldn’t have to rely on TV shows to teach young adults that consent must be informed. Netflix’s Sex Education is an incredible resource for young people in 2020. More widely, the online sex education industry is booming.
The recasting of John Ambrose is significant, not because he used to be white, but because he is now black. It highlights ways in which Netflix is becoming a platform for cinematic progression.
With so many adaptations popping up on the world’s most popular streaming service, are new series based on books helping our book economy? On the other hand, when every other Netflix production is based on a book, how does this speak to the creation of new films and series?
Netflix’s Sex Education is created by Laurie Nunn. Her approach to sex and relationships discourse is refreshingly candid. Hormonal and inquisitive teenagers approach the show’s boy genius ‘sex wizard’ for advice. Otis has absorbed sexual health advice from his mother, a sex therapist. He dishes out guidance to the teens at Moordale High.
In the midst of a battlefield drenched in blood, a king stumbles through his ranks, an arrow buried deep in his eye. Body parts are scattered across the grass. The stench of […]
by Molly Burdett When the BBC began advertising their drama series Killing Eve several months ago, part of my excitement arose from the promise of a weekly viewing, with discussion and anticipation between […]