The Handmaid’s Tale: Heart of glass

The Handmaid's Tale hit our screens in the UK on Channel 4 three weeks ago, several weeks behind the US. Please note, there will be spoilers for the first three episodes below. Proceed with caution. In Gilead, women are ranked on how useful they are to society. If they're fertile, they become a Handmaid, subjected [...]

13 Reasons Why teaches us that we must confront rape culture

Last week, I binge-watched the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which is based on the book by Jay Asher. Like many people, it affected me, touched me, and forced me to relive my own experiences. Trigger Warning This blog post will discuss sexual assault, rape, and suicide, as well as the far-reaching consequences of [...]

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

Earlier in the year, I rewatched the entire seven seasons of Gilmore Girls. I watched them the first time around all way back in the early 00's, but I wanted to approach the series again as an adult, and to refresh my memory before the Netflix revival. *Spoiler Alert* This post contains spoilers for the entire [...]

Good Girls Revolt: Sexy, Relevant & Feminist AF

Good Girls Revolt, a brand new show available on Amazon Video, features a fictionalised account of a very real story - of women fighting their boss for equal rights. Meet Patti, Cindy, Jane, and all the other women who work as researchers at News of the Week, the fictional magazine that only hires male reporters, and [...]

Interview: Kerry Ingram

I recently attended TitanCon, and I had the absolute honour and pleasure of interviewing the lovely Kerry Ingram, who played Shireen Baratheon on Game of Thrones. I had a great time chatting to Kerry about her career and time on the show. CAUTION SOME OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE LATEST SEASON OF GAME [...]

Audrie & Daisy, & Vikki

At the weekend, I watched Audrie & Daisy, a documentary on Netflix that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. I've spoken openly about something that happened to me when I was a teenager. A lot [...]

TitanCon Belfast 2015

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th September Celebrate a love of Game of Thrones and all things fantasy in Northern Ireland. The brilliant not-for-profit science fiction and fantasy convention will be held at the Wellington Park Hotel in Belfast. Pick up your membership from 3pm, then pop along to the Literature Night at the Wellington hotel [...]

The OC: 10 Years On

Way back in 2003, The O.C. hit our screens. Like many fans, I watched every episode, as it aired, without fail. Last summer, I was up unreasonably early on a Sunday, and discovered an episode of The O.C. on Channel 4. At 22 years old, I fell in love with it all over again. This [...]

“Being a ‘book purist’ can be irritating” but are film adaptations really that bad?

Everyone knows that person who says, “oh the film was great, but the book was better!” I’m sorry to say, but I am one of those people. I welcomed Game of Thrones to our screens with gritted teeth, forcing myself to ignore the deviations from the fantastic books, written by George RR Martin. Don’t get me wrong, the first [...]