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Living for Killing Eve: Ep. 4 – Still Got It

‘Still Got It’ is as dark as it is captivating. It opens on Niko delivering bread to villagers in his native Poland having left Eve and the UK behind. Obviously, this being Killing Eve, the peace doesn’t last, and Nico is quickly reminded of reality with Eve’s constant messaging, which he ignores. Eve herself is haunted and conflicted. She has taken to sleeping in the Bitter Pill office as opposed to her flat, presumably due to Villanelle’s latest ‘gift’. Dejected and guilt-ridden, she has a few crotchety interactions with Kenny’s ex co-workers before receiving yet another reminder that Villanelle is still fixated on her: a birthday cake in the shape of a red bus. Continue reading Living for Killing Eve: Ep. 4 – Still Got It

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Review: Trigonometry

It “makes a great case for the enriching power of queerness to open up paths we never thought we could tread.”

It turns out good television can be like comfort food. Lockdown so far has been a lot of eating out of boredom and staring mindlessly between screens, but each episode of BBC’s new eight-part drama was a home-made meal and I devoured it. Continue reading Review: Trigonometry

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Living for Killing Eve: Ep. 3 – Meetings Have Biscuits

Series three of Killing Eve continues this week with the release of episode three, ‘Meetings Have Biscuits’. We begin with Villanelle tuning an old piano in an exquisitely grand home in Andalusia, communicating effortlessly in yet another language, Spanish. If this opening scene wasn’t already typical of Killing Eve, the audience is then treated to not one, but two swift, clinical, and brutal murders. And so, just like that, Villanelle is back for another week. Continue reading Living for Killing Eve: Ep. 3 – Meetings Have Biscuits

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‘Too Hot to Handle’ Is the Best Heteronormative Dating Show You’ll Watch in Quarantine

**SPOILERS AHEAD** Forget Love is Blind and Love Island, Too Hot to Handle is the next big TV show for watching a group of attractive and low to moderately intelligent people badly flirt and eventually catch on with each other. The premise follows a group of ten people (which inevitably grows) who initially believe they are in for a more traditional Ex on the Beach … Continue reading ‘Too Hot to Handle’ Is the Best Heteronormative Dating Show You’ll Watch in Quarantine

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Review: Vivarium

**SPOILERS AHEAD** Do you already have cabin fever? Are you sick of your siblings? This film will not help.  Nothing gruesome or startling occurs in this thriller, but there is a ghastliness to it.  A couple, Gemma and Tom (Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg), follow a salesman into an eerie housing estate. The houses, all empty, look artificial like a nightmarish video game. The estate … Continue reading Review: Vivarium

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Living for Killing Eve: Ep. 2 – Management Sucks

The second instalment of the third season sees many fan-favourites reunite in a tense and gripping episode. Written by Anna Jordan, it opens on a grim scene, in which Eve, Carolyn and Konstantin all attend Kenny’s funeral. Carolyn’s daughter (Gemma Wheelan) also appears, inisisting that her mother take time to process her loss, much to Carolyn’s chagrin. Eve takes a dislike to one of Kenny’s ex-colleagues, and, while drunk, shouts at Carolyn before leaving early. Oh’s portrayal of Eve’s downward spiral and the loss of control she has over her life, having now lost her closest remaining friend, is heartbreaking, complimented by Fiona Shaw’s flawless performance as the grieving Carolyn. She is far less stoic than usual, but maintains some of her eccentricities. Continue reading Living for Killing Eve: Ep. 2 – Management Sucks

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Living for Killing Eve: Ep. 1 – Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey

‘Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey’ marks the start of Suzanne Heathcote’s time as showrunner, and it does not disappoint. The episode opens with a dreary Soviet flashback in which a young girl, Dasha, brutally murders her boyfriend. We then cut to the titles and the present day, in which Villanelle has moved to Barcelona and, surprisingly, is getting married. Of course, Villanelle isn’t the marrying type, and it’s unsurprising when her toast falls short, or when the dancing is disrupted by an arrival from her past, causing the entire wedding to descend into chaos. Continue reading Living for Killing Eve: Ep. 1 – Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey