Posts Tagged ‘Staying In’

STAYING IN – The Rise Of The TV Anti-Hero

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Breaking Bad series 1 – 5.1 spoilers below...   It’s all Tony Soprano’s fault.   TV used to have heroes at its core, good men and women struggling against external forces... more

Staying In: What’s Wrong With Supernatural’s Female Characters?

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It’s already finished in the US, but Supernatural series eight has only just made it to UK soils. Better late than never, eh? This time, Jeremy Carver has won the game of Musical Showrunners,... more

STAYING IN: Is Arrested Development Series 4 A Victim Of Its Own Success?

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Regularly topping ‘unfairly cancelled’ lists, Arrested Development is the ultimate hipster show. Unless you painstakingly tracked it down across the schedules when it first aired, you aren’t a... more

STAYING IN – Is Game Of Thrones Bringing ‘Feminism’ To Fantasy?

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I haven’t read the books. So sue me. On the plus side, though, it means I won’t be dropping any book spoilers! But I will be dropping a tonne of spoilers about every episode of Game of Thrones... more

Staying In: Why We Can’t Resist Bad TV

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TV is totally the new film. Budgets are through the roof, all the best characters actors are migrating there and it’s a writer’s medium. I’m currently watching Game of Thrones, Mad Men and... more

Staying In: The Reason Women Now Love Fantasy TV

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It is a question TV producers have been asking themselves for years: Just how do you get women watching sci-fi and fantasy? How do you show women that a traditionally male bastion can be for them... more

Staying In: The Being Human Finale

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It’s over. The finale has come and gone. Being Human has ended, after an excellent – but too short – fifth series. And Toby Whithouse pulled off the sort of bait-and-switch ending that he’s... more

5 TV Heroes Who Turned Evil – ‘STAYING IN’ Special

Staying In - Angelus
As Being Human zeroes in on its last ever episode (sob) it looks like Hal’s going Dark Side. Again. But then, that is a hazard of the job when you’re a vampire in a TV show. Those bitey little... more

Staying In: Dexter Series Seven – Serial killers Are So Hot Right Now

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Dexter is so violent, sweary, stylish and smart that it’s been adopted as a nerd show, despite zero spaceships or demons (apart from Dex’s Dark Passenger, which is sort of like Angelus, I guess.... more

Staying In: Black Mirror Brings Proper Sci-Fi Back To TV

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It’s surprisingly rare to see Proper Sci-Fi on TV these days. Proper Sci-Fi is, to my mind, based on scientific advancements that you can actually see happening in the not-too-distant future. So,... more

STAYING IN: Being Human Ends With Fifth Series

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Just as I was about to post my review of the glorious return of Being Human, the news broke that the fifth series would also be its last. The news wasn’t a surprise – my original review ended... more