Podcast 24 | This week we talk to Gareth Smith about his reviews of two crime thrillers – S4C’s Yr Amgueddfa, and BBC One’s Welsh-made series The Pact – thinking about the efficacy of formulas and codes, as well as the relationship between genre and place.
In our second segment we discuss Nia Edwards-Behi’s exploration of the term ‘post-horror’, questioning the existence of the concept of post-horror in and of itself, and thinking about the potentialities of horror beyond critical snobbery.
We also look at Martha O’Brien’s review of Rachel Trezise’s Easy Meat—a return to the 2016 referendum through the eyes of Caleb Jenkins, exploring Wales’ relationship to the EU, examining class concerns and the desire for control, and if we can definitively say why Wales voted Leave.
Finally, we’ll be letting you know what projects and events you should be looking out for in our ‘What’s on, Wales’ segment.
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Yr Amgueddfa, Post-Horror, and Easy Meat | Podcast 24 | Links to Articles Discussed:
Gareth Smith: Yr Amgueddfa | New S4C Thriller is Far From Formulaic
Will Yr Amgueddfa be another typical S4C drama, or will its plot offer viewers something new? Gareth Smith provides a bilingual review of the new four-part series starring Nia Roberts.
Gareth Smith: The Pact | TV Review
Gareth Smith reviews the opening episodes of highly anticipated Welsh-made BBC One crime thriller, The Pact, in which a mysterious death and consequent pact of silence change the lives of four friends forever.
Nia Edwards-Behi: Cinema | A Response to Post-Horror
Nia Edwards-Behi looks at the new phenomenon in some critics’ circles known as post-horror, and asks firstly if such a thing even exists, and secondly, why are critics so suspicious of horror’s ability to push the envelope.
Martha O’Brien: Easy Meat by Rachel Trezise | Books
Martha O’Brien reviews Easy Meat by Rachel Trezise, a novel set in the south Wales valleys which takes us back five years to the time of the EU referendum.
What’s on, Wales?
Podcast 23 | The Gaze – Caragh Medlicott talks about her review of When Nudes Are Stolen and Dr Ashley Morgan discusses a new campaign.