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Orange Is Back In

Orange Is The New Black is back for another season – and it’s landing on Netflix on Friday just in time to take our minds off the election results, whatever they might be. The comedic drama set in a women’s prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan stars a diverse and award-winning ensemble of women including Taylor Schilling, Uzo […]

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No more Sense8ional TV

Netflix have dropped Sense8 – a show that has been hugely popular with bi viewers with its representation of bi and LGBT characters. In a statement about the programme, Cindy Holland, Vice President of Netflix in charge of original content (shows the company makes rather than buying from other sources) commented, “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the […]

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Can Frank outdo Trump?

Netflix’s fifth season of House of Cards drops onto the streaming television service this Tuesday. The drama set in and around the White House focused on a Machiavellian politician and his equally power-hungry wife. Readers may remember a 1990s BBC TV series of the same name – this is an American remake with Frank Underwood replacing Francis Urquhart as a […]

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Bi Baiting in Doctor Who?

We have heard a lot in recent years about ‘queerbaiting’. The careful construction by TV show producers of characters in TV shows so as to suggest that otherwise heterosexual characters might be bisexual or gay. Programme producers have to play the innocent while the fan base hypothesise what might be going on beyond the ‘canon’ of the show’s scripts, and […]

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BiMediaWatch special: Wynonna Earp

Wynonna Earp, created by Emily Andras and based on the comics of the same name by Beau Smith, follows the adventures and misadventures of Wyatt Earp’s present day descendant, played by Melanie Scrofano. Her family is cursed with sending Wyatt’s 77 kills, who have come back as revenants, back to Hell. If the “heir” dies before succeeding in sending the […]

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