Articles by Lucinda Smyth
Intriguing, smart and creepy: If you're yet to watch it, House of Cards’ fifth season won't disappoint
Lucinda Smyth / June 15, 2017
When Netflix announced it, even the most avid House of Cards binger struggled to muster enthusiasm. But it has turned out to be a sophisticated, riffing accompaniment to view alongside the Trump...
A new podcast takes a nuanced look at real life in small-town America
Lucinda Smyth / February 20, 2017
It is a programme for women disillusioned with the slick image sold to them by "Sex and the City"
Lucinda Smyth / January 13, 2017
The effect of the adaptation is that "we witness a brutal adult world from a child’s perspective." *Contains spoliers*
Like many of us, Netflix's new film about Barack Obama can't make up its mind about the president
"This is Patchett’s most ambitious novel to date, yet it is a surprisingly quick read, underpinned by a compelling plot and accessible prose."
The return of the wholesome Gilmore Girls rounds off a year of female-centred television
DJ Taylor—who calls himself a "snobographer"—has an enjoyable, lively style
Lucinda Smyth / November 4, 2016
The programme is best when it aims to shake, not shock