18 March 2023

Media: Found - March 23

A regular digest of what we’ve been watching/ listening to, articles we’ve read and other items on our radar:

Grace-Tucker
Grace-Tucker
Grace Tucker
Senior Account Manager
It’s been a while since I’ve been hooked on a TV show to the point of bingeing (I know…).
And with Netflix’s recent announcement that looks to lock many like me out in the cold, you might need to rush to give this one a watch – but even if you’re running out of time, it won’t take long to power through this brilliant series: Women at War, by creator Cécile Lorne.
The destinies of four women intersect as German troops threaten to occupy the village of Saint-Paulin, risking the future of Paris. The tales of Marguerite, a Parisian sex-worker; Caroline, forced to run her conscripted husband’s factory; Agnes, Mother Superior of a requisitioned convent and Suzanne, an outlawed feminist nurse, intertwine to contest male-dominated histories and lift the veil on the lives of women so often overlooked in historical tellings.
Allez – get watching.

CLICK HERE to read more about Netflix’s announcement on password sharing

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Kat Jackson
Head of Client Services
What do Barney the Dinosaur, Blackadder and Fawlty Towers all have in common? Reboot mania has once again reared its head. Unlike previous instances, execs aren’t necessarily plundering a single decade to furnish a new generation with the nostalgic classics of the last.
What do Barney the Dinosaur, Blackadder and Fawlty Towers all have in common? Reboot mania has once again reared its head. Unlike previous instances, execs aren’t necessarily plundering a single decade to furnish a new generation with the nostalgic classics of the last.
Instead, in just one week the TV gods have decided to bring back a beloved classic from the 70s (complete with ‘you could never make this nowadays’ anti-woke comments), a seminal snarky 80’s comedy and a 90’s kids TV staple, complete with main character redesign which has set discussion raging. Just between us, in fact, the comments largely ran ‘Why bring it back at all, couldn’t we just let the dinosaur die?’.
Cyclical nostalgia is very much A Thing*, but usually the reboot engine focuses on specific decades rather than plundering multiple timelines at once. An acknowledgement that we’ve all been round on this ‘revival spiral’ carousel at least once already, a deeper indication of the lack of fresh current ideas making their way through the ideas infrastructure, or an attempt at revisionism to dust off old properties which may now carry with them some questionable themes?
A debate about the dearth of creative ideas in a year where two sequels have ‘saved cinema’, the Marvel universe and Star Wars spin offs keep on coming and yet which has also seen Everything Everywhere All At Once doing everything differently may well be welcome.

CLICK HERE to read THE FACE article ‘Our obsession with nostalgia is driving a trend revival spiral’

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Tom Phillips
Senior Account Executive
We’re big on TV here at TMF. For me, the last few weeks have been spent watching The Traitors (yes, I was living under a rock and didn’t watch this until January), Daisy May Cooper’s brilliant Am I Being Unreasonable, and the immensely gripping final series of Happy Valley.
We’re big on TV here at TMF. For me, the last few weeks have been spent watching The Traitors (yes, I was living under a rock and didn’t watch this until January), Daisy May Cooper’s brilliant Am I Being Unreasonable, and the immensely gripping final series of Happy Valley.
All perfectly bingeable in their own right, and again proving that the BBC are leaders in the UK TV game. I’ve got my sights set on The Last of Us, but know I’ll have to wait ’til all episodes are available before I start
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