Has “The X Factor” lost its X Factor?

With the ITV talent show currently airing its fourteenth series overall, is it time that the programme is given the axe?  Reality shows and talent shows are now a long running fixture in the yearly television schedule. Big Brother, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing are just a few of the … Continue reading Has “The X Factor” lost its X Factor?

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Strong female leads aren’t anything new

TV and Film are going through a weird and wonderful stage. Conventions are being broken left, right and centre, which is a good thing. Staying in one spot would cause the industry to go stagnant and die a slow and painful death. Healthy change breeds even more change. Although, it is also scary and many … Continue reading Strong female leads aren’t anything new

Knock Knock shows Doctor Who’s spooky side

This week's episode of Doctor Who rolled out in full-on spooky fashion. A horror house where a bunch of teenagers get picked off one at a time. Some simple and classic horror tropes coming into Doctor Who. But them being thrown in alongside the Sci-Fi wackiness that is a Doctor Who adventure, makes for fun … Continue reading Knock Knock shows Doctor Who’s spooky side

Doctor Who: Thin Ice is a ‘cracking’ time

I was giddy with excitement after watching Thin Ice, and the smile on my face just wouldn't leave. I absolutely love a Doctor Who story with a ton of depth and impressive exploration of character, and this week's episode delivered on levels I never expected. Writer Sarah Dollard has accomplished a beautiful story amongst the frozen Thames … Continue reading Doctor Who: Thin Ice is a ‘cracking’ time

Doctor Who: Smile fails to impress

Writer Frank Cottrell-Boyce returns to pen another below par attempt at a Doctor Who episode. Cottrell-Boyce's most recent other creation in Doctor Who was In the Forest of the Night during Series 8, which was quickly regarded as one of the worst episodes ever made. However I tried to keep my pessimism at an all-time … Continue reading Doctor Who: Smile fails to impress

Sonar TV to produce sitcom based on Student Life

I had the great opportunity to speak to Film and TV Production student, James Court, who is the writer and show-runner of one of Sonar TV's latest projects - Overdraft. The life of the student is a mad one. We stumble around our campus going between uni assignments and our social lives. Finding a healthy work-life … Continue reading Sonar TV to produce sitcom based on Student Life

Why Torchwood needs a television return this year

Torchwood: outside the government, beyond the police. Fighting for the future on behalf of the human race. The 21st century is when everything changes, and Torchwood is ready. Back in 2006, following the revival of Doctor Who the previous year, BBC announced that they had commissioned a brand new spin-off, featuring popular companion Captain Jack … Continue reading Why Torchwood needs a television return this year