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18 January 2016updated 03 Aug 2021 8:58am

SRSLY #27: Room with a View

On the pop culture podcast this week, we discuss the film adapation of Emma Donaghue’s novel Room, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and children’s TV series Sheep in the Big City.

By Caroline Crampton

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The Links

(04:03) Room

Ryan Gilbey’s review of Room, in which he argues that the film is as trapped by its own conceit as its characters are.

Anna’s piece on the technical challenge of filming inside Room.

Mark Kermode on why he found Room overwhelming.

(18:26) Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones on Netflix.

Sezin Koehler on the universal domestic violence storylines in Jessic Jones.

This is a great discussion of why the “superhero” aspect of the show is so interesting, given that it has a female protagonist.

(31:43) Sheep in the Big City

The first episode of Sheep in the Big City.

For comparison: Shaun the Sheep and Babe: Pig in the City.

Two of Caroline’s many 2015 articles about sheep.

Next week:

Anna is watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

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PS If you missed #26, check it out here.