What We Are Watching

Want to start the new year fresh with something new to watch? The Writer’s Block Board has compiled a list of the shows they’re currently watching! Whether these are new to you or already some of your favorites, read on to get some recommendations! Vivian During the last month of 2021 I started binge-watching onContinue reading “What We Are Watching”

How Sex Education Season 3 Opens Up A Discussion About The Gay Scene In African Societies

Trigger warning: mentions of hate crimes towards lgbtq+ members – I believe (almost) everyone has caught up with the new season of the well-known Netflix series Sex Education. But just in case you haven’t yet, or perhaps are waiting to watch it until a later date (or not), here’s your SPOILER WARNING. I will beContinue reading “How Sex Education Season 3 Opens Up A Discussion About The Gay Scene In African Societies”

Our Halloween Recommendations

Have you noticed that the door to your apartment has suddenly developed a creak? No? What about the dusty cobwebs hiding in every nook and cranny of your flat? Surely, you felt the cold gusts of wind blowing through the curtains despite the fact that you just closed the window? Yes, all the signs areContinue reading “Our Halloween Recommendations”

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”