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Is Binge-Watching TV A Bad Idea?

Is Binge-Watching TV A Bad Idea?
Did you watch all 13 episodes of Jessica Jones the second they hit Netflix? Did you miss Battlestar Galactica when it first aired and mainlined the entire thing in a week? Are you simply unable to go to bed once you’ve started watching a series because there’s always one… more… episode…? While some might admire your dedication, it’s not necessarily a good thing to immerse yourself so heavily in a TV binge-watch. Jayne Nelson... 

Orphan Black S04E04 “From Indistinct To Rational Control” REVIEW

Orphan Black S04E04 “From Indistinct To Rational Control” REVIEW
Orphan Black S40E04 “From Indistinct To Rational Control” REVIEW   Airing in the UK on Netflix, Fridays
 Written by: Alex Levine Director: Peter Stebbings   Essential Plot Points: Ferdinand is taken to the safe house and tells them he wants to rescue Rachel (“What can I say? She pierced this armoured heart”). He also wants to know who tipped off Sarah in Iceland, but Sarah is determined to keep MK’s identity secret. Cosima... 

Penny Dreadful S03E01 “The Day Tennyson Died” REVIEW

Penny Dreadful S03E01 “The Day Tennyson Died” REVIEW
Penny Dreadful S30E01 “The Day Tennyson Died” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Tuesdays, 10pm on Sky Atlantic 
 Writer: John Logan Director: Damon Thomas   Essential Plot Points: Since we last saw her, Vanessa has become a recluse (and boy, is she bad at housekeeping). A visit from Ferdinand Lyle cheers her up a little, and he advises her to visit a therapist – making an appointment for her to go. Ethan is in New Mexico, being escorted to... 

Orphan Black S04E03 “The Stigmata Of Progress” REVIEW

Orphan Black S04E03 “The Stigmata Of Progress” REVIEW
Orphan Black S04E03 “The Stigmata Of Progress” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Netflix, Fridays
 Written by: Aubrey Nealon Director: Ken Girotti   Essential Plot Points: Rachel is holed up in a bunker somewhere with a Castor clone named Ira. She’s apparently been there for six weeks now. While having her bionic eye checked, she tells him how much she wants to see Susan Duncan (her mum) again. Little Charlotte is there too, being mildly... 

Orphan Black S04E02 “Transgressive Border Crossing” REVIEW

Orphan Black S04E02 “Transgressive Border Crossing” REVIEW
Orphan Black S04E02 “Transgressive Border Crossing” REVIEW   Airing in the UK on Netflix, New epsiodes every Fridays
 Writer: Russ Cochrane 
Director: John Fawcett   Essential Plot Points: Sarah, Kira, Mrs S and Kendall leave the house in Iceland in a hurry, as Neolution are approaching. Mrs S burns the place down. They arrive back home and go to see Cosima, who has set up a lab in the basement of a comic shop. She isn’t doing... 

Captain America: Civil War FILM REVIEW

Captain America: Civil War FILM REVIEW
Captain America: Civil War FILM REVIEW   Release: 29 April 2016 Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Certificate: 12A Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie First, let’s get the bad stuff out of the way – because, despite this review’s five-star rating, there are a few issues with this film that are still worthy of note. One: it’s too long, but so are... 

The Muppets S01E16 “Because… Love” REVIEW

The Muppets S01E16 “Because… Love” REVIEW
The Muppets S01E16 “Because… Love” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Sky One, Mondays, 8pm
 Writers: Scott Weinger, Emily R Wilson Director: Randall Einhorn   Essential Plot Points: After talking to Rowlf and flipping a coin, Kermit decides that he’s going to ask Miss Piggy out again. He sends her a “kissy face” emoji. Leaving hospital, Miss Piggy finds out from Deadly that Kermit said “I love you” twice, and is thrilled that... 

Orphan Black S04E01 “The Collapse Of Nature” REVIEW

Orphan Black S04E01 “The Collapse Of Nature” REVIEW
Orphan Black S04E01 “The Collapse Of Nature” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Netflix, new episodes every Friday
 Writer: Graeme Manson Director: John Fawcett   Essential Plot Points: A mysterious figure wearing a sheep mask watches two paramedics burying a body in the middle of a night-time forest. The woman calls Beth – yes, Beth; this entire episode is a flashback – and tells her where to go. Then she removes her mask: she’s another... 

The Muppets S01E15 “Generally Inhospitable” REVIEW

The Muppets S01E15 “Generally Inhospitable” REVIEW
The Muppets S01E15 “Generally Inhospitable” REVIEW Airing in the UK on Sky One, Mondays, 8pm Writers: Margee Magee, Angeli Millan Director: Randall Einhorn   Essential Plot Points: Miss Piggy is dancing to a Beyoncé song when she snaps her leg, much to the horror of everybody present. She is taken to hospital by Kermit and Deadly, but this means that Pizza is in charge of that night’s show – and he’s planning to have it hosted... 

The Muppets S01E14 “Little Green Lie” REVIEW

The Muppets S01E14 “Little Green Lie” REVIEW
The Muppets S01E14 “Little Green Lie” REVIEW   Airing in the UK on Sky One, Mondays, 8pm Writers: Dave Caplan, Jordan Reddout, Gus Hickey Director: Bill Barretta   Essential Plot Points: Kermit’s nephew Robin is coming to visit, but as the kid’s been going through a rough time Kermit doesn’t have the heart to tell him he’s split up with Miss Piggy. Kermit and Miss Piggy therefore spend a day pretending they’re still a couple... 
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