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Here’s How to Dress Like TV Characters

Are you amazed by TV fashion? Well, with just a bit of online help, maybe you can dress like tv characters from your favourite shows

Popular contemporary shows are known for their meticulously-thought fashion and the characters embodying their pieces. Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon were praised by their amazing costume department, as was the original Gossip Girl while it ran. 

But, those interested in buying some of these pieces tend to have a hard time finding them, or any replicas, online. Except for the most brand-apparent clothes, it’s hard to find some random, albeit fashionable, flats Blair Waldorf wore a decade ago just by searching on Amazon. 

The trend of finding out what TV characters and their actors wear on TV is as old as TV itself. And, in the early days of the internet, there were forums and Facebook groups dedicated to the task of helping fans dress like TV characters. But now, this process has become slightly more refined, with entire websites committed to finding as many replicas or dupes as possible. 

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© Gossip Girl is just one of the many websites proposing solutions for fans who want to take a page out of the book of these shows. Basically, the site features a bunch of shows and pictures of their characters, identifying the pieces they wore or similar replicas that can be purchased online. It also has a site link to buy the piece on the spot, assuming they’re not sold out. While many of them could be already sold out or might not be the exact piece worn by that character, it’s a genuinely helpful pointer in the right direction for those walking the road of fashion.

The website also features outfits from Emily in Paris, Euphoria, Riverdale, Dynasty, Yellowstone and Black-ish. It also has a section for talk shows and reality shows, and a whole directory of Netflix shows you can choose from. Additionally, there are categories for men and plus-sized users, and a section for outlet shopping, in case you’d like to purchase outfits at a lower price.

Of course, even if you do decide to check out the website, there are bound to be a couple of pieces you’ll still have trouble finding. So, it’s not an exact science yet.

TV characters and celebrities tend to have dedicated fashion stylists and serve as inspiration for many brands. And, although even they don’t always get fashion right, they get it right more often than we do. So, it’s no surprise we’d also like to look like many of them.

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Jesse Armstrong Makes King Charles III Dig at Emmys

The Succession creator, Jesse Armstrong, isn’t King Charles III’s biggest fan

The recent 74th Emmy Awards were a big night for HBO drama Succession, created by Jesse Armstrong. The third season of the hit series picked up the final prize of the night, the prestigious ‘Outstanding Drama Series.’ The same prize that the series’ second season won in 2020 although its first season was beaten by the final season of Game of Thrones. 

This year, the show beat out other fan favorites to the prize such as Better Call Saul, Euphoria, Ozark, Severance, Squid Game, Stranger Things, and Yellowjackets.

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The series also won the prize for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and actor Matthew Macfadyen, who plays Tom Wamsgans on the show, picked up the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award. 

However, in a week where the world has been focused on the theme of successions, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the subsequent hereditary ascension of King Charles III to the British throne, Succession might also take the crown for the most clever joke of the award ceremony. 

While accepting the award, the show’s creator Jesse Armstrong took a moment to criticize the British monarchy and quipped, ‘It’s a big week for successions, a new king in the UK, this for us. Evidently, a bit more voting was involved in our winning than for Prince Charles. I’m not saying we’re more legitimate in that position than he is. We’ll leave that to other people. ’ 

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Scottish actor Brian Cox, who plays the patriarch and media tycoon Logan Roy, quickly replied to Armstong, ‘Keep it royalist, keep it royalist.’

Armstrong then continued to congratulate his ‘extraordinary’ cast and crew, including actors Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Nicholas Braun, and Matthew Macfadyen. 

Succession is currently heading into its 4th season, with 10 episodes, which will see the sale of Roy’s company, Waystar Royco to tech entrepreneur Lukas Mattson, played by Swede, Alexander Skarsgård. 

Aside from Armstrong’s joke, the LA-based awards show made no reference to the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II, although it did cancel several of its pre-show parties. However, the Canadian consulate postponed its Emmy celebrations out of respect to the Queen. 

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Disney+ Releases Information on Ad-Supported Tier

Remember when streaming platforms marketed themselves better than cable because they had no ads? Disney+ is about to change that

Streaming services are at an all-time low, with sales of each plummeting despite frequent releases and announcements of new projects picked up by each company. Disney stock is down nearly 25% in 2022, marking one of the worst Dow shifts of the year. As a result, more and more streaming platforms are including an ad-supported tier to make up for the churn rate.

Disney+ has established an interesting niche by appealing to the kid’s age and the important 18-35 demographic. They have the best Marvel superhero films and the entire Star Wars saga available, on top of many musicals, shorts and older Disney films that cater to families. They also constantly develop new spin-offs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

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These price rises are first coming into place in the US from December 2022, but UK users have been warned that similar increases will be introduced to UK viewers in early 2023.

From 8th December 2022 in the US, Disney will have the following rundown for its subscribers:

  • Basic subscription with ads – $7.99
  • Basic subscription without ads (Premium) – $10.99 / $109.99 Annual

Its other bundle options will include these plans:

  • To add Hulu – $9.99 a month (Both with Ads)
  • To add  Hulu & ESPN+ – $12.99 a month (With Ads)
  • Hulu + LiveTV with Disney+ & Hulu – $69.99 a month (With Ads)

Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, stated that the new ad-supported platform offering would provide greater consumer choice at various price points, on top of over 100,000 movie titles, TV episodes, original shows and more. However, the company has noted that children’s profiles and pre-school content will have no advertising at the launch of the ad-tiers.

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If you’re already subscribed and choose to remain on the Premium (No Ads) tier, you won’t have to take any action as you’ll be charged the new price change on the billing cycle after the price increase comes into play.

Some users believe that to justify the increased price, the platform needs to add more general content to the UK version of the service, as many subscribers prefer the US and Canada libraries. There are also rumours of a possible merge between Disney+ and Hulu, given their frequent bundles. Neither company has confirmed this, but their plans seem to hint at a merge announcement in 2023. On the other hand, Comcast owns nearly a third of Hulu, and there’s an agreement that Disney cannot purchase Comcast’s share until 2024 unless Comcast agrees to the purchase.

The price rises are a response to the operating losses of streamers. Production costs and content acquisition caused Disney, Hulu and ESPN+ to collectively lose $1.1 billion in the most recent quarter of 2022, with Disney, in particular, expecting to lose money until 2024.

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2022 BAFTAs: It’s a Sin snubbed!

A round-up of the 2022 BAFTAs 

As the biggest stars in British TV gathered at the Royal Albert Hall for this year’s BAFTAs, stars all had one thing on their mind: how did It’s a Sin not pick up any awards?

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Host Richard Ayoade from Hello Magazine

It’s a Sin was one of the biggest shows of the year. The one-off series followed the lives of young queer people set amidst the AIDS pandemic, from 1981 to 1991. The show mainly followed Ritchie Tozer, played by Years and Years’ lead singer Olly Alexander. Ritchie was a young gay man, who moved from the quiet suburbs to the bustling streets of London. Drunk on freedom — having felt suppressed for most of his life — a young and confident Ritchie began exploring his sexuality, which became a minefield of danger. Soon enough, Ritchie began to feel sick, and AIDs became a reality. The hard-hitting storylines in It’s a Sin produced some of the most powerful scenes in TV history. No wonder BAFTA’s snub felt such a let-down.

Despite the flop, the show’s creator, Russell T Davies, remained in good spirits. Posting on Instagram, he said, “We had 11 nominations at this year’s BAFTAS !!! that’s really amazing!! thank you so much for all the love for the show and congratulations to all the winners tonight. I LOVE BEING GAY.” Sharing a post, he continued, “Look at these winners. We had a very happy night. Great shows won and great shows didn’t, and UK TV is wonderful. Long live #ItsASin.”

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It’s A Sin from the Guardian

However, some fans of the show and fellow nominated actors were furious with the snub. Doctor Who star, Barnaby Edwards commented, “No awards? Either BAFTA can’t recognise ground-breaking television drama when they see it or they simply don’t like the gays. I’m hoping it’s the former. #ItsASin.”

Whilst novelist Melanie Blake said, “#ItsASin was THE drama of that year. Absolutely dreadful snub.” It’s a Sin was up for 11 nominations, so it felt particularly devastating that they were unable to pick up even a single award.

But this wasn’t the only letdown of the night, as Britain’s most loved Drag Queen, Bimini, missed out on Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment when their verse in RuPaul Drag Race lost out to Strictly Come Dancing’s Rose and Giovanni.

At first, the 2022 BAFTAs was shaping up to be a very different night,  but suddenly it returned to its predictable self as Ant and Dec took home the award for best entertainment program for Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Another predictable win came from Gogglebox, which saw fan favourites Marcus and Mica collect the award for best reality show.

A particularly dull show had a bit of colour added to it when Lorraine Kelly presented an award, which poked fun at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent interview on Good Morning Britain, where he shocked viewers by saying “Who’s Lorraine?” The TV host said to a chuckling audience, “Hello, and a special hello to Boris, I’m Lorraine. Lovely to see you.”

The night’s biggest awards went to some of Britain’s biggest stars. Jodie Comer continued her upwards trajectory, taking home the best leading actress award for her memorable performance in Help, a Channel 4 drama following the struggles of care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jodie Comer from the Guardian

“I’m still shaking,” she says backstage. “It’s such an honour to be a part of Help, I came away from that job feeling like I never had before from any other role. I really realised the power we have in the stories that we choose to tell. Plus I got to film in Liverpool [her hometown], with Stephen [Graham], who I adore,” she said, after dedicating the award to the care industry.

So, the BAFTAs once again lived up to its dull and predictable reputation. Let’s hope that in future years, quality shows will win and get recognised.

Some of the night’s biggest winners:

Best Entertainment ProgrammeAnt & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway – WINNER

Leading Actor – Sean Bean, Time – WINNER

Leading Actress – Jodie Comer, Help – WINNER

Female Performance in a Comedy Programme = Sophie Willan, Alma’s Not Normal – WINNER

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme Jamie Demetriou, Stath Lets Flats – WINNER

Entertainment Performance – Big Zuu, Big Zuu’s Big Eats – WINNER

Single Drama – Together – WINNER

Scripted Comedy – Motherland – WINNER

News Coverage – ITV News at 10, Storming of the Capitol – WINNER