Netflix: what to watch when you need a study break

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I spent a while thinking over what to review for my final entertainment article for SIN (don’t cry dear reader) and I thought Grief is the Thing with Feathers would be a nice way to go out, alas, it was something I could not get my head around. Instead I’ve elected to review some more […]

Young Sheldon promises to entertain and fill in The Big Bang Theory’s gaps

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Created by Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro, Young Sheldon premiered on RTÉ on 2 March 2018, about a week after the first episode aired on E4 on 22 February. When The Big Bang Theory reached the ominous ten-year mark in September 2017, what could be better than the release of this prequel childhood narrative of […]

Reviving the dead: the issues with celebrity holograms and CGI

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One of the simple facts of life is that we all die, but in 2018 it seems like that too is off-limits for some of the world’s A-list celebrities. With hologram technology and CGI becoming more advanced, it is possible for dead singing icons and actors to be portrayed on stage and screen. From Tupac […]

What makes a successful female-led show?

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Derry Girls has taken the small screen by storm. Written and produced by Lisa McGee, a Derry native, the show has received rave reviews from viewers and critics alike. But what is it about this female-led show that is a success? There have been many tv shows and films headed by women that have fallen […]

Nothing is ‘Stranger’ than our obsession with Millie Bobby Brown

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Celebrity culture is frequently depressing, but one of its most grim aspects is the adultization of child stars. From Tatum O’Neal to Lindsay Lohan, these children are treated like mini adults, often with dire consequences. Which is how we’ve ended up with gossip websites sharing all the juicy details of Stranger Things star Millie Bobby […]

Uplifting celebrity stories to cleanse your palate

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Hollywood (and seemingly every other industry) is finding out that no matter how well you hide the skeletons in the closet, they’ll eventually come tumbling out. The exposure of predatory men in power is satisfying, but it’s also hard to stomach. So, it’s nice when you are reminded that not every famous person is 100pc […]

Review: The End of the F***ing World

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Created by: Charles Covell based on the comic series of the same name by Charles S. Forman Cast:Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Gemma Whelan, Wunmi Mosaku The new eight-part Netfix/Channel 4 series The End of the F***ing World follows James, a 17-year-old who believes he is a psychopath, and Alyssa, a 17-year-old rebellious schoolmate, who go […]

Emmys 2016: winners, losers and political bruisers

Newcomers rose to the top, but old favourites stole the limelight; the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards left no stone unturned as outspoken speeches made headlines of their own right. The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (albeit a bit of a mouthful) dealt the biggest blow to the trophy-case, stealing five of the major […]

Where does ‘Charlie’ rank in the top political dramas?

How does Charlie stack up against House of Cards?

After the three part series about the rise and fall of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey reached its conclusion in weeks past, we look at where the RTE programme ranks among the top political dramas on TV.

Charlie: RTE One; an overview.

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The three part series which was over a year in the making, cannot be described as anything other than accomplished.