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Downloading Netflix

The big news of streaming (or not streaming) is that Netflix is now offering the ability to download certain movies and shows through their app on tablet and phone. This is an absolutely huge game changer, especially for people who travel a lot, or are away from reliable WiFi services – think while travelling with… Read more »

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The Exorcist guest post

Just a quick note that Couch Potato Psychology has written a blog post over at The Moon is a Dead World horror blog. The post is in time for the Halloween season and is written about the horror classic The Exorcist. You can find the full post here. In staying with the theme, what is… Read more »


Westworld Episode 1

Westworld just premiered on HBO to the highest figures since True Detective! But of course it did, Game of Thrones and any number of other great HBO series set it up for them! The question is, does Westworld stack up? The answer seems to be a resounding yes (with a current 9.3 rating on imdb)…. Read more »

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Mad Max without CGI is incredible

When Mad Max was released and reviewed it was known that a lot of the effects were practical effects rather than computer generated. By practical effects, we mean that the explosions actually happened rather than it being drawn and built through computer aid. Now a pre-production video has been released showing these effects in action and it… Read more »

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Psychology of Stranger Things

We have previously reviewed Stranger Things, but it is time for the psychology of Stranger Things and a little exploration of the psychological themes that sit in the background of the show. So what is there to say about an adventure series about some pre-adolescent kids and a couple of helpful adults? Well, a lot,… Read more »

Batman vs Superman

2 minute Review – Batman vs Superman

I reviewed the Suicide Squad, which I watched in quick succession after Batman Vs Superman and I have to say that I preferred the latter. They both got tons of promo, but I would say that Suicide Squad was more anticipated, especially given the Bat-fleck aspect of BvS and the fact that many people were… Read more »

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The Psychology of Mr Robot

Hello friend I was recently interviewed on the Ars Technica ‘Decrypted’ podcast by the awesome Nathan Matisse, looking at the psychology of Mr Robot and the theories behind what Elliot is suffering from and how well this is executed in the show. I will write more on Mr Robot in the coming few days, but… Read more »

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 Beta review

We spoke about the release video previously here and what the thoughts were on release and now the Beta has dropped for the new DICE game Battlefield 1. First thoughts are that this game looks like an amazing addition to the Battlefield franchise and will do very well in terms of sales. I was a… Read more »

suicide squad review

Suicide Squad review

Is there a movie that has been more hyped than Suicide Squad this season? Unfortunately, it got plenty of bad reviews, currently sitting at 26% on Rotten Tomatoes, however I went into it with an open mind. A movie that has a star cast and a massive budget can’t be that bad, can it? Even… Read more »

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Stranger Things

Stranger Things has been yet another hit for Netflix worldwide and again seems that everything they do turns to gold. Now there are the few people who didn’t like the series and say that it was cliche, but that is exactly what was great about it and made me fall in love with it. There… Read more »

  • Why do people watch reality TV

    Why do people watch reality TV?

    I have said it before (and I’ll probably say it again) but I find reality tv annoying. I find it contrived and the amount of ‘drama’ which occurs in this augmented reality is far more than what we see in everyday ‘real’ life.  The strange thing is that what is termed to be ‘reality’ is actually… Read more »

  • Psychology of Game of Thrones

    Reeking of Stockholm

    The fourth in a series on the Psychology of Game of Thrones brings us to the character of Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen). Remember to read the disclaimer on this site and also remember that this series focusses on the current television series (Season 4) and as a result contains SPOILERS! With that out of the… Read more »

  • Group Therapy Sons of Anarchy

    Sons of Anarchy (SOA) is a television series documenting the life and times of the motorcycle club of the same name in Redwood County, California, particularly following the journey of Jackson (Jax) Teller from being a member in the club through to his reign as President of the MC. The Sons are a tight knit… Read more »

  • Psychology of Game of Thrones – Stannis

    This is the third instalment in the Psychology of Game of Thrones series, previous posts here and here – The world of Game of Thrones is filled with wondrous creatures, magic and myth, but is there a different explanation for it all? Could it be that some of the characters are actually suffering from psychotic… Read more »

  • Psychology of Arya

    Psychology of Game of Thrones – Arya

    This is the second instalment in the psychology of Game of Thrones series, last week we looked at the polarising character of Joffrey (OK, not polarising at all, let’s face it we were all on the same pole of disliking him intensely..) It is at this time I remind you of the Disclaimer to this… Read more »

  • Why am I doing this?

    Wait, tone of voice is really hard to convey via the written form, I mean “Why am I doing this?” not “Why am I doing this?” OK, nope still not working.. OK, for real this time, why am I doing this, you may ask. I am a fully qualified Psychologist and I am writing about… Read more »

  • Therapy on TV

    Over on my other site I have spoken about the Myths of Therapy especially that which is shown in television and film. A lot of themes in television and film tend to make comedy out of treatment, and as I have mentioned before, there is a major dissonance between what happens in therapy on-screen and… Read more »

  • Psychology of Game of THrones

    Psychology of Game of Thrones – Joffrey

    Disclaimer: This post is based on fictional characters and does not represent any real person living or dead. The post is intended for entertainment value only and diagnoses/character traits should not be used as a representation of psychological advice. The full disclaimer can be found here With the first disclaimer out of the way, I… Read more »