WB What We’re Watching Right Now

Feeling bored, disillusioned? Live in an area where lockdown is still in effect, and there’s nothing to do recreationally besides watch Netflix/Prime/Hulu etc.? Think you’ve already exhausted the infinite supply of films and TV shows on these services and don’t know what to watch next? Then Writer’s Block has got you covered! Some of ourContinue reading “WB What We’re Watching Right Now”

Shine on (you) Crazy Diamond #1 : Xavier, Renegade Angel

Shine on (you) crazy diamond, other than being a not so subtle reference to the magnificent music of Pink Floyd, is also the title for this series of articles hellbent on making you discover underrated artworks that have nothing but passion and a heaping amount of psychedelics in them. With that out of the way,Continue reading “Shine on (you) Crazy Diamond #1 : Xavier, Renegade Angel”

Hetero-Free TV 3 – Scraping the Bottom (Of the Barrel)

Now, before anyone gets too excited about this article’s title, know it refers exclusively to the fact that I – author of the heterophobe’s guide to TV – am beginning to run out of titles for suitable film reviews to write, and not to anything else. Frankly, if you were thinking of any other meaningsContinue reading “Hetero-Free TV 3 – Scraping the Bottom (Of the Barrel)”

Bandersnatch: A Review

Disclaimer: This article contains mild spoilers for the Black Mirror episode Bandersnatch On December 28th 2018 Netflix released a new episode of its hit-series Black Mirror. The episode, Bandersnatch, has an interactive format. Throughout the narrative, viewers are offered choices, and each combination of decisions leads the protagonist on a different path. You can useContinue reading “Bandersnatch: A Review”

I am a raccoon: why I love trash television

Everyone who knows me knows this: raccoons are my spirit animal. I love trash. I like collecting knick-knacks, I save my movie tickets, and I absolutely love bad entertainment. I can’t count the amount of times my mom came into the living room and asked me why I keep watching garbage–or as she collectively calledContinue reading “I am a raccoon: why I love trash television”

Ylvis’ Stories from Norway

  Even those living under the sturdiest rock will remember when in 2013 the sounds of Ylvis’ “The Fox” hit the charts; mixing a comic sensibility with the most recent pop-sounds and blending those with homages to genre-tropes of old, the band had a successful run for about two years before fading into obscurity –Continue reading “Ylvis’ Stories from Norway”

Father Ted, A Legacy

  “It doesn’t sound good, you know: three priests living on an island as a sitcom. If I’d heard about it, I’d hate it.”[1] Graham Lineham, the co-creator of the Irish sitcom Father Ted confesses, slightly apologetically. Nevertheless, twenty years since the last episode aired, its legacy lives on, from the unforgettable protest slogan “DownContinue reading “Father Ted, A Legacy”

Meerkat Manor: a reality show about meerkats

Looking at cute beings is not a new phenomenon. Most of us tend to find cats, puppies and babies quite cute; usually it’s the combination of big eyes and a small body that we find adorable and other times it’s because the animal is furry and we want to pet it. All in all, thereContinue reading “Meerkat Manor: a reality show about meerkats”

Review: Ghost Stories (2000)

  Look, I wasn’t planning on doing monthly anime reviews. Truth be told, I kind of hate anime overall. Whether it be shōnen, shōjo, or whatever—I will never be able to get over the standard tropes like “magical girl” transformation sequences, “harems”, or the closely related (not to mention, hypersexualized) fanservice that gushes from everyContinue reading “Review: Ghost Stories (2000)”

A Je To! Or Doing and Subverting Communism with Pat and Mat

  Armed with hammer, screwdriver, and inexhaustible optimism, Pat and Mat have been taking on the world for over 40 years. In those years their world changed drastically;  born during the dark days of communist Czechoslovakia, they witnessed the Velvet Revolution, watched the Iron curtain fall, and saw their country being split into two. YetContinue reading “A Je To! Or Doing and Subverting Communism with Pat and Mat”