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‘Heartstopper’ gives Netflix audiences hope for more queer content

With an abundance of heteronormative romance movies and shows dominating Netflix, Heartstopper ’s queer focus is a breath of fresh air.

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Abhishek, ‘Love is Blind,’ and when misogyny meets internalized racism

This season of Love is Blind comes with considerably more racial diversity than the last. It’s fun to see women of colour on reality television, living out lighthearted narratives that don’t explicitly exploit their trauma.Continue...

‘Barbarians’ boldly rewrites history

In the year 9 CE, the Roman army fought an alliance of Germanic tribes in what would be known as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.Continue...

‘You’ season three is a portrait of white mediocracy

In the latest season of You , new parents Joe and Love Quinn-Goldberg are as hot and murderous as ever.Continue...

‘Never Have I Ever’ charms viewers with more nuanced representation in season two

In the second season of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, impulsive and charming main character Devi Vishwakumar shines, and the ground-breaking Indian American representation that captured our hearts becomes more nuanced.Continue...

‘Ginny and Georgia’ misses the mark by hitting too many

One minute you’re laughing, the next you’re on the edge of your seat—and the entire time you’re confused about what’s going on. That’s the experience of watching Ginny and Georgia. Continue...

Taylor Swift is mad, and we should at least respect that anger

Last week, Taylor Swift called out the Netflix series Ginny & Georgia for making a sexist joke at her expense. Unsurprisingly, Swift’s criticism spurred a divisive response online. Some are interpreting it as a #girlboss moment, applauding Swift for her candour. Others think she can’t take a joke.Continue...

‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’ is the perfect romance for pandemic-era dating disappointment

It doesn’t top the original, but the third instalment of the To All the Boys franchise delivers the same comforting, romantic idealism as its predecessors.Continue...

Why I fall back into ‘comfort watching’

“Are you still watching?” This is the prompt that appears when Netflix is concerned you’re spending too much time in front of the screen.Continue...

‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ does too much with too little

With a mere six-episode season, Fate: The Winx Saga —a teen adaptation of Nickelodeon’s hit Winx Club series—already lacked the space to do much with the vast world it inherited from its predecessor. While it uses the rich Winx world to its advantage, Fate tries to do too much with the little it has.Continue...

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