The Panoptic’s Anniversary

Today marks our one year anniversary! Just a year ago today, The Panoptic team launched the magazine in full – hopeful that we would still be up and running a year later. It has been an amazing year for all of us who, through thick and thin, have been able to turn this budding dream into…

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Okja: Bold, Bizarre, Brilliant

Those as deeply invested in Netflix as me (namely, other recent graduates struggling to adapt to the real world) will have also noticed a recent surge in the number and quality of original films and TV shows released by the company. Working together with a mix of highly-esteemed directors, Netflix has raised the stakes and…

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Review: GLOW

GLOW, a series based on and funded by the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling franchise, has a brilliantly comedic tint, and induces lots of laughs. It’s certainly a league above most popular comedies on TV today, which might as well be called ‘smile-coms’, with their real riotous moments rare compared to their fast and furious occurrences…

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Orange is the New Black – Season Five Review

This season of Orange is the New Black is the series’ most serious, yet also its silliest. While the women of Lichfield have a tangible opportunity for political gain, and even liberation, they use that opportunity in bizarre ways. This is evident from the first episode’s title alone – ‘Riot FOMO’. While Taystee leads a…

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American Gods, Episode 5 – Lemon Scented You

After a stunning fourth episode to this fantastical series, we have episode five: Lemon Scented You. While the episode is again of high quality, it lacked the thrust of the episodes that have proceeded it. A hell of a lot of narration, but few hooks to grab onto to allow yourself to be pulled into…

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