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Stranger Things: It’s Good, But It’s Not Right

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Oh, Stranger Things. I wanted to love you with all my heart and soul. My friends kept telling me in hushed tones about a show so evocative and unashamed in its expressions of love for the eighties that I felt you were almost made with me in mind. I caught glimpses of your BMX, your bad bowl cut, your D&D obsession, your dark streets and subtle manipulation of my childhood fears and something deep within me stirred.

When you proffered your mixtape with the handwritten liner notes and cracked case, I was helpless to resist.

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Mr Robot: Deep web

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Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.

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The LWT List: Call to Action 

Is there anything more enduring than our nations soaps? Whether we watch them religiously or dip in and out; there is something about them that keeps them on all of our radars. 
It may be the humour, the drama and the controversy; but I suspect it’s something simpler than that. For all the so-called reality tv on the box, the thing that mirrors the real world most consistently are the soaps. 

With that in mind, we have a new series called The LWT List. Here we will be picking our favourites from Coronation Street, Eastenders, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Home & Away and Neighbours. 

There may be some appearances from Doctors, Eldorado, Crossroads, Night & Day and the US favourites as well. 

But we want you to get involved. Do you have a favourite ‘doctor’ we shouldn’t ignore or which bad girl would you want on your side in a fight? Or who was the barman you wish could serve you? 

So comment below, do the polls, hit us up on twitter @letswatchtele

Ramsay’s Hotel Hell: If this is hell, then he’s Satan

Gordon Ramsay; the great pretender. He used to just pretend he was a Scottish hard man, ex-footballer. Although now he’s also pretending he’s a hotel inspector, marriage guidance counsellor and a psychiatrist. 
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Orange Is The New Black: Now in Glorious Technicolor

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For most of us, pretending racial tension doesn’t exist is key to our continued happy existence on this planet. It’s awkward, uncomfortable, alien and most importantly, we really don’t want to make fools of ourselves. In the context of daily life, that’s more or less manageable, depending on where you live, what news sources you engage with and how many idiots you count among your friends on Facebook.

In a fictional US penitentiary like say, Litchfield, less so.

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A Love Letter To… Phoebe Buffay

Friends is the show we all know and love. It’s the comforting hug at the end of a long day at work, a show we can switch our brains off to watch, and still laugh at the jokes we’ve heard a thousand times before.
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Golden Oldie: Fringe 

The show that never got cancelled…in the parallel universe.

I know what you’re thinking; that maybe a show that has only been off the air for a little over three years can’t be considered an Oldie, but trust me, for all of Fringe’s loyal fan base it feels more like 10 years have gone by. 
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Penny Dreadful: A pound of wonderful

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I have been transfixed by Penny Dreadful since season one and for those of you who have not yet dipped your toe in the water, let me give you a gentle push.

Penny Dreadful takes in characters from the literary classics such as Dracula, Frankenstein and Dorian Grey, lifts them from the pages and puts them in new, exciting and slightly twisted stories.

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Six reasons to watch

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has received almost nothing but plaudits since its launch on Netflix.

It’s not your typical sitcom setting, however; Kimmy is trying to get by in modern New York after spending most of her life in an underground cell, taken hostage at 14 by a cult leader who claimed the apocalypse had taken place and they were the sole survivors.

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