'13 Reasons Why' Is Not A Driving Force For Mental Illness

Roisin Kelly | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Roisin Kelly

13 Reasons Why should not be seen as a driving force for mental illness, as it fails to accurately or sensitively depict the link between mental illness and suicide. Although not intentionally, it is somewhat an exploitation of serious issues in young people today and could have a negative impact on vulnerable, impressionable teenagers.

Thoughts On 13 Reasons Why

Kate Delaney | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kate Delaney

*Trigger warning: mentions of sexual assault and suicide* Image credit: Netflix I know, I'm late to this topic. I've heard so much about 13 Reasons...

'Orange Is The New Black' Episodes Leaked After Hacker Holds Netflix To Ransom

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Netflix is being held to ransom over the next season of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ by an internet hacker, who claims to have gained possession of t...

13 Reasons Why's Suicide Scene Is Hard To Watch - But That's The Point

Jess Austin | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jess Austin

I understand that people are especially worried about the effect the show will have on vulnerable teenagers, but sadly, suicide is so prevalent in our society. As a teenager I, like so many others, had a Tumblr account. And, like so many others, as I was scrolling through endless pictures of cats, glitter and tattoos, I would come across pictures of self harm

13 Reasons Why Was Wrong To Show Hannah's Death  - And It Could Be Dangerous

Emma Kelly | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Emma Kelly

I knew the scene was coming. But the graphic nature of Hannah's death was too much to bear. I burst into tears during it, and cried about it when I went to bed. I couldn't stop seeing it. It was the first thing I thought of when I woke up. And I don't think Netflix should have included it in the show.

Suffering From Neck Or Back Pain? How Tech Could Be To Blame

Rishi Loatey | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Rishi Loatey

And it seems younger age groups are most at risk. 16 - 24 year olds were most likely to experience back or neck pain when using smart phones and nearly half of 25 - 34 year olds admitted they suffered after using a laptop.

Surprising Lessons on Teen Suicide From '13 Reasons Why'

Nina Bryant | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nina Bryant

Binge watching on Netflix. We all do it. We all give in to the temptation of watching a series all day, without even having to click a button for the next episode to roll on. It occurred to me this weekend however, that 13 Reasons Why might be more than just a guilty pleasure, and that it might even be a voice for issues that desperately need more attention.

Claire Foy 'Relieved' To Be Leaving 'The Crown', But Jenna Coleman's Going Nowhere

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Following Claire Foy’s admission that she’ll be relieved to leave her role in ‘The Crown’ after two series, ITV bosses have been quick to make...

'Orange Is The New Black' Series Five Trailer Reveals The Minutes After *That* Cliffhanger

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Netflix has unveiled a new trailer ahead of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ season five, revealing what happens in the minutes after that cliffhanger en...

'13 Reasons Why' Teaches People To Reconsider Their Actions, And That's Okay

Kate Holliday | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Holliday

This is not a mystery of a manic pixie dream girl and her story is not meant to be romanticised - this is a story of an imperfect 17-year-old who takes her own life after a series of terrible things happen to her. Her death is violent and bloody and scary to watch, and seeing how it affects those around her is no less haunting. The show is profound and thought-provoking, and it certainly made me consider my previous and future actions towards others.

Good News! EU Roaming Charges End On June 15. Bad News? We're Leaving The EU

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech

We have some great news everyone, as of June 15 any person travelling to an EU country from an EU country won’t have to pay roaming charges. Now whi...

Mickey Dobb's 17 Best Style Moments From 'LOVE' On Netflix

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Style

If you aren’t totally addicted to series two of ‘Love’ then can we ask what you have been doing with your time instead? No, seriously. After it...

What's New To Stream? 'The Get Down', 'Girlboss' Among Top Titles For April

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Spring is in the air, there’s probably good reason to stretch the bones and leave the house, but in case you’re still of a mind to stay on the sof...

This New Netflix Feature Will Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve all been there, you’re waist deep in a five-hour Netflix marathon and you’re watching the opening credits for what feels like the billiont...

Amy Schumer Thanks Her 'Alt-Right' Trolls For Trying To Sabotage Her Netflix Special

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Amy Schumer has posted a scathing message to her “alt-right trolls”, who she’s accused of sabotaging her latest Netflix special by posting delib...

Why Leaders Must Become Future Fit To Avoid Long-Term Failure

Trevor Hardy | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Trevor Hardy

Being a leader in any organisation can sometimes be a lonely job, with this feeling only accentuated in times of great business and political uncertai...

Netflix Is Working On Technology That Will Let You Decide The End Of A Show

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

Didn’t like the way ‘Breaking Bad’ ended? Soon you could stop your pointless shouting at the television over the final episode of your favourite...

BPG Awards Nominations: The Platforms May Change, But British TV Remains World-Class

Gareth McLean | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Gareth McLean

BPG journalists write about television and the media and their knowledge of the medium and the message - whether that message is in fictional or factual form - is second to none. Like the Lady of Shallot, these guys know their onions.

How Big Brands Can Become Powerful Social Activists

Ollie Boesen | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK
Ollie Boesen

Image: Pixabay Donald Trump's immigration order has ignited the social conscience of the business world. CEOs at Google, Apple, Ford, Amazon, Micros...

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

You'll Soon Be Able To Watch Netflix, Sky Sports And iPlayer While On Holiday

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech

The European Commission has ruled that starting in 2018, any person within the EU will be able to watch their online entertainment subscriptions regar...

The Nostalgia-Heavy 'Stranger Things' Super Bowl Ad Has Got Us Seriously Excited For Series 2

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

As if Lady Gaga dropping from a stadium roof and then whizzing through her back catalogue in 10 minutes wasn’t enough of a treat during the Super Bo...

Winona Ryder’s Facial Expressions Deserve A SAG Award Of Their Own

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘Stranger Things’ triumphed at the SAG Awards on Sunday (29 January) night, but while David Harbour was charged with giving the acceptance speech ...

Drew Barrymore Zombifies For 'Santa Clarita Diet', In Netflix 6 Top New February Titles

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

Time for some new ‘Netflix and still very chilly’ titles for February. The global streaming service will be offering up these brand new titles ne...

13th: From Slave to Criminal with One Amendment

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

13th is a documentary film produced by Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, exploring the history of racial inequality in the US, that has manifested itself in dif...