Show of the Month: The Irregulars

I love nothing more than a crime drama, Sherlock (BBC) was one of my all time favourite shows. So when I heard another spin off of the infamous story was coming to Netflix I jumped at the chance to watch it. The Irregulars came to Netflix on the 26th March, and tells the story of a ‘group of misfits’ who join Dr. Watson and the somewhat absent Sherlock to find ‘the darkness’ that is slowly encroaching on Victorian London. […]

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My Top 5 Podcast Recommendations

About a year ago I never understood the hype around podcasts, I hated how I couldn’t watch the person talk and I could never find the right time to listen to them. Now though, I am a convert. More because I listen to them before I go to sleep when I really shouldn’t be looking at a screen. […]

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Wonder Woman 1984: A Massive Let Down?

I had the privilege to watch Wonder Woman 1984 just before Christmas and the second lockdown. Personally I went in with a lot of expectations and anticipation after the highly successful first instalment. I was sure this one would be the same. For a start Gal Gadot has proved herself as perfect for the role and I was intrigued to see how Kirsten Wiig would play out as a villain […]

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My Top 10 Films/TV Shows to Watch this Christmas

If there is one great thing about the Christmas holidays it is the chance to binge watch your favourite films and TV shows, guilt free. Yes, I haven’t watched the likes of Home Alone or Arthur’s Christmas but I feel like that’s how you keep a bit of the Christmas magic in the air. […]

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Show of the Month: The Queen’s Gambit

If you couldn’t tell I love a good TV show. Lately I’ve found myself escaping in an hour long episode in the evening. Mostly because taking an hour out of my day doesn’t feel as bad as taking two hours out of work for a film. But with Netflix and Amazon coming out with highly produced and well filmed shows on the regular it is not hard to find your next best hit […].

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6 TV Shows to Binge Now

If you haven’t already gathered I am a lover of TV. It gives you short bursts of entertainment and education whenever you want. Leaving you inspired, needing more or, on the one off occasion, ready to turn off your TV from fear or disgust. TV brings a range of emotions and even the oldest of shows brings about the fondest of memories […].

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5 TV Shows Which Will Want to Make You Stay In.

I mean we are in a pandemic, a state that requires optimum Netflix/TV watching, right? Who doesn’t love shows filled with drama, competition, beautifully designed homes and a nod to the 80’s? Looking at this list I think fully describes my headspace right now […]

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My Top 5 Books of 2020

I’ve read a lot in the past year and to be honest I probably can’t remember every single book but I do want to share some of my favourites, ones I have reviewed and ones I have kept in the corner of my brain (in the hope I will write about them and never do). Reading has proved ever so useful in the midst of numerous lockdowns and worrisome times. […]

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5 Books You Need to Read, Recommended by an English Lit. Student

Now beside the possibly pretentious title I did really want to write this. Not because I think I know it all and believe I am the fountain of all knowledge when it comes to reading but because I’ve genuinely received something from each and every one of these books. […]

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Review: A Look Into the Failings of the Police Force in ITV’s ‘Des’

Des is a three part television mini-series based on the arrest of the Scottish serial killer Dennis Nelson. Debuting on ITV/STV on the 14th September, the show captivated and divided audiences with the horrific details of not only the murders but the investigation. […]

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Looking for Books? Here is a Sustainable Way of Getting Them.

Along with clothes, books are one of the most thrown away items that clog up our landfills each year. An enormous amount of novels get published in a year but the number of them actually being well received and bought, unfortunately, isn’t high. […]

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Read With Me: Notes on Normal People by Sally Rooney

As an English Literature student I think it is important to get back to the roots of things when reading. To take pure enjoyment out of the task and instead of looking for absolutely every metaphor, hidden meaning and plot twist, purely soak in your thoughts and enjoy the book […].

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Review: Little Fires Everywhere

Rating: 4 out of 5.

An Exploration of Motherhood, Subliminal Racism and Internal Struggles. In this eight-part adaptation of Celeste Ng’s 2017 novel, we see the series start out with the burning of Elena Richardson’s (Reese Witherspoon) perfect suburban house in Shaker Heights, Ohio […].

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Review: ‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Miss C.J. Walker’

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Miss C.J. Walker (available on Netflix) documents the real life story of an African American self-made millionaire (one of the first) and her invention of hair care products […]

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Have You Watched ‘Normal People’? Because You Should.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Yes I am sitting here writing another post to add to the already insane amount that has circulated the internet about this awesome show. Yet I am extremely okay with that, because it deserves it. […]

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Review: Bernadine Evaristo’s ‘Girl, Woman, Other.’

I’m not sure this book exactly needs an introduction since it was the winner of the Booker Prize 2019 and became one of Barack Obama’s 19 favourite books of 2019. However, here I am, telling you about the fantastic novel Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo. […]

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About Me

Hi, I am Sophie, a 21 year old student based in Edinburgh, from the Highlands (Scotland). I am going into my third year of studying English Literature and set this blog up to share my love of food, lifestyle and media.

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