Posts by Roxanne Sancto

Why I’ll miss the brave, flawed brilliance of Lena Dunham’s Girls

By Roxanne Sancto

Millennial attitudes have shifted since the show first aired in 2012, but its core values have endured.

How Big Little Lies reveals the underlying pressures of American society

By Roxanne Sancto

The hit HBO show focuses on the emotional realities of three mothers.

How Roots’ cries from the past are echoed in America’s present

By Roxanne Sancto

The 1977 series and its remake show that while the world may have changed, the fight is far from over.

Remedial masterpieces for a grieving TV nation

By Roxanne Sancto

Television is now more direct, factual and unabashed than ever in its reflection of our toxic social climate.

The Mick and the art of the unlikable female character

By Roxanne Sancto

Kaitlin Olson’s walking catastrophe is a welcome shock to the sitcom system.

Sense8’s Christmas Special celebrates the power of human connection

By Roxanne Sancto

The episode brilliantly brings the true spirit of the holiday season to life.

Inside No. 9 continues to delve into dark comedy with The Devil of Christmas

By Roxanne Sancto

This year’s holiday special provides the perfect blend of humour and horror.

2016 has been a stellar year for strong, complex female characters

By Roxanne Sancto

From Fleabag to Transparent, the year’s best television has been dominated by incredible women.

Why is TV so reluctant to embrace body diversity?

By Roxanne Sancto

Orange is the New Black and Girls are rare examples of shows which seek to normalise diverse body types.

The Fall and the subtle power of slow-burn storytelling

By Roxanne Sancto

In an age of instant gratification, crime dramas like The Fall and The Night Of are favouring a steadier pace.

Brutal honesty and bruised egos in HBO’s Divorce

By Roxanne Sancto

Sharon Horgan’s brave, brilliant new show offers an authentic warts and all look at a failed marriage.

Black Mirror ‘Nosedive’ review – A dark spin on a modern-day Pleasantville

By Roxanne Sancto

TV’s most thought-provoking social satire is back with a softer vision of a bleak future.

How Transparent normalises the complexity of female emotions

By Roxanne Sancto

In Jill Soloway’s hit show, women’s emotional outbursts are crucially not stigmatised as “hysterical”.

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