On the pop culture podcast this week: hotly-tipped Oscar favourite Moonlight, the Norwegian teen drama Skam and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein.
“It was a delightful visit;—” as Jane Austen wrote in Emma, “perfect, in being much too short.” In seven episodes, Generation Kill delivers.
The series is exceptional because it features a predominantly female cast who exist in a micro-universe of woman-centredness. But that's not the only boundary it breaks.
Deadwood is about uncomfortable things: the birth and death of capitalism, the queasy insistences of greed and ambition and the orgiastic sex charge of ultra-violence.
A prequel to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is plotted on an intentionally smaller scale than its apocalyptic big brother.
It's been a difficult year, but there were still a few reasons to smile.
This year’s Agatha Christie is a seasonally appropriate, not-at-all-bleak offering from the BBC.
On the pop culture podcast this week, we round up the best and worst of this year’s Christmas television.
The story about reindeer that Planet Earth II never told you.
Nostalgic festive cartoons, like this year’s Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Ethel and Ernest, have become primetime festive viewing for children and adults alike.
Stuck on what to watch over Christmas? Our critic rounds up her picks of the year.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?