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    The Orville is just Star Trek fan-fiction, but that’s not such a bad thing

    The Orville is basically just Star Trek fan-fiction - but in the grand scheme of things, that's not the worst thing to be.

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    The Cuckoo’s Calling was a compelling detective drama – but one that faltered at the last hurdle

    Tonight saw the conclusion of The Cuckoo’s Calling, the BBC’s adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s novel of the same name. In every respect, The Cuckoo’s Calling was a competently executed detective drama, moving intelligently between the different hallmarks of the genre. Burke and Grainger have an easy, confident chemistry together, and after even a short time, it’s difficult to imagine anyone else portraying the characters.

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    Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is dumb as hell but hilarious

    If the creators of Wet Hot American Summer (WHAS for short) want to do another series after this, I have no idea what they could do. First Day of Camp was a stroke of brilliance and Ten Years Later makes sense but unless there’s some reference in the final episode that I’ve yet to come to then who knows where this universe can now go. One of the core reasons is that there’s not a huge amount of mean spiritedness on show and it feels more like Parks and Rec then any other cruder comedy shows.

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    The Good Fight deserved an Emmy nomination – it’s the definitive piece of post-Trump television

    Trump continued to haunt the narrative as the series went on, with regular reference to the realities of his presidency. John Cameron Mitchell played Felix Staples in an episode that satirised the realities of online abuse in a stark and discerning manner. Indeed, The Good Fight is shaped as an explicitly, brazenly post-Trump drama, intimately in tune with the concerns of the day.

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    Is To The Bone the new 13 Reasons for controversy?

    Earlier this year, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, a teen drama about suicide, was criticised for its alleged glamorisation of its delicate and harrowing subject matter. Starring Lily Collins, To The Bone is a Netflix original movie released in mid-July and tackles the story of Ellen (Collins) who is living with anorexia. The film sees the character explore her attempts to deal with the illness after meeting a quirky, unconventional doctor (Keanu Reeves).

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    Game of Thrones: What does the first official trailer tell us?

    The Great War is here! Jon’s doom laden voice confirms all fears as Cersei acknowledges she’s surrounded and Daenerys hits Dragonstone with fighting talk. “We’re the last Lannisters left” intones Cersei to Jaime, and in a slight at Tyrion: “The last ones who count”. With Jon to the north, Euron to the west, Dany to the east and what’s left of the Tyrells and Martells in the south, Cersei’s giant map must be looking smaller to her every day.

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    Strictly Come Dancing: Shirley in, Natalie out, who's touring and rumours

    Strictly Come Dancing has finally announced Len’s replacement – and fans are ecstatic with the choice of the ‘Queen of Latin’ Shirley Ballas.