I have written previously about my concern that history is being misrepresented in popular media, first in Is Racism in Historical Dramas being quietly Erased? and then in Why Race in a Historical Context is Important. The arrival of Bridgerton on Netflix has not put my mind at ease. The television series departs from the novels by … Continue reading Fake History is as bad as Fake News
Some people just do not like other people because they are different in one or more ways. Perhaps it is human nature? If it is then it is going to take something significant to change it.
I am not a fan of zombies. I have always found them rather limited as a horror staple. I do, however, enjoy Korean movies. I decided to try Kingdom simply because it was set in medieval Korea and included not just the zombie element but also all the court intrigues involved in a power struggle … Continue reading Kingdom (Netflix)
I am very used to people messing around with established works to produce something inferior. There is the 2015 movie ‘Victor Frankenstein’ for example. I like to think that James McAvoy was as disappointed with the script as I was, hence why he played the title character in such a pantomime fashion. Neither he nor … Continue reading The Frankenstein Chronicles
It is not often that televised adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays cause an outcry, but this one certainly did. I can see why, having watched it myself recently, but it seems to me to be tale with two sides. I am not a Shakespeare purist but I do believe that it is best not to stray … Continue reading BBC Cymru’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, adapted by Russell T Davies.