Welcome back to another series of ‘Clique’ you know that show I spoke about recently. It returned on BBC 3 about six weeks ago for another hotly anticipated series. This time around the series looks into toxic masculinity aswell as feminism and the negative effects of both. Continue reading “Clique Series 2 – Review by Kris Scott” »
The Scottish drama that you probably didn’t know about created by the talented former ‘Skins’ writer Jesse Brittain.
‘Clique’ follows Holly McStay played by a relatively new comer called Synnøve Karlsen (When you watch this show you’d think she’s been doing this for ages). Holly is a university student just beginning her first year in Edinburgh with her best pal since childhood Georgia Cunningham (How rare is that in real life?)
One day they go into a lecture led by the charismatic Jude McDermid and her brand of feminism lures both Holly and Georgia to discover more.
James Douglas (Aaron Taylor-Johnson): I serve Robert Bruce; join us to free our land.
Outlaw King begins with the beautiful shot of a candle burning which I believe is symbolic in the way it represents the continuing fire burning within the Scottish people to revolt against the occupying English army. This symbol could be likened to the context of Scottish Independence today in modern politics with Scotland’s candle still burning…..
Love, My Way in a Northern Town follows Rosanna, a 17 year old brought up in a middle to high class family, Her parents made their money in the mining industry which is now beginning to decline with the rise of Thatcherism. As an English girl trying to fit into Scottish society, Rosanna struggles when she falls in love with a boy from a working class family. As they bond over their shared taste of music, they realise they’re more similar than they thought in 1980’s Glasgow.
Scotland are through to the Rugby World Cup quarter finals after beating Samoa 36-33! Captain Grieg Laidlaw clocked up 26 points, including a try. Rock solid John Hardie named man of the match. Richie Gray won his 50th cap and Sean Lamont played his 100th! What a match!
It was March 31st and I was all ready for my trip to Croatia, the train ride to Edinburgh was pleasant, no children running about screaming. It was just peace and quiet.
Once we reached Edinburgh Haymarket there was a bit more hustle and bustle with passengers coming in from all over Scotland. We exited the train station to the tram stop, evidently the tram we were to catch. We weren’t able to get on it because it has a schedule to keep so we had to wait for a bus instead.