Chris Cookson

Chris Cookson is a novelist and short-story writer specializing in Young Adult fiction. As head of the Writers Department at InkTip she helps screenwriters connect with established producers to sell their scripts. She also co-runs Novel2Screen, a blog devoted to covering TV and film adaptations of books. You can find her on Twitter: @ACCooksonWriter.
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What the Netflix Adaptation Gets Right About Shadow and Bone (and Six of Crows too)

Why does this peculiar adaptation, which on one hand is so true to the source material and on the other is a departure from a loved series, work? Because no expense was spared.

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Agents of Chaos

This documentary leaves no room for reasonable doubt that our democracy fell under attack in 2016, and that it could happen again.

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The Good Lord Bird

What can seem like a wild-ride Coen brothers adventure-comedy on one level is actually a stirring exploration of history: a peeling away of the layers of religion, identity, and race that have intertwined to drive some of the biggest events that collectively shaped us.

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Bolívar (South America)

“Sex and revolution – what else is there?” This irresistible telenovela is also a biopic about one of the most important figures in world history: Venezuelan liberator Simón Bolívar.

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Maria

Kenya’s sweeping family drama has hooked 90% of the population with its tear-jerking story — while throwing East Africa’s rich and poor divide into stark relief.

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Utopia

The conspiracy and thriller elements keep the audience guessing, but it’s also comforting to know that the answers have already been sorted out by the writers before the first episode even begins.

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Star Trek: Discovery

Stands out from other Trek series by embracing a more serialized storytelling model and incorporating mature themes like the harm of colonialism and the tension between the pursuit of science and the promotion of militarism within the Federation itself.

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Aggretsuko (Aggressive Retsuko)

What if Pam from The Office was secretly a head-banging heavy-metal girl by night? Created by the team behind Hello Kitty, this animated Japanese series has become an international hit.

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The Third Day

Think Lost meets Midsommar, with a generous helping of The Wicker Man thrown in for good measure.

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Best of Fall TV 2021

Although we may be living in an age of non-stop new streaming content releases, there’s still something special about the fall TV season. Just as you can count on leaves changing colors, the air turning cooler, and pumpkin spice appearing in everything, you can look forward to fall as a time for a fresh wave

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The Wonder Years (2021)

Fans of the original show will love the familiar premise, while new viewers will enjoy the chemistry of the cast and the hilarity of the writing.

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Love on the Spectrum

A charming docu-series that educates viewers on what it means to be on the Autism spectrum, Love on the Spectrum is also a testament to the universal power of love.

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The Bold Type

The Bold Type centers female friendship and takes on many of the issues facing young women today, but it doesn’t leave out the escapism and the fun.

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The Eyes of Tammy Faye

As silly as Tammy Faye Bakker seemed on the surface, behind the layers of make-up and over-the-top TV persona was a strong, resilient woman, someone whose story sheds light on the growing power and greed of mass-marketed evangelicals.

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Who’s Likely to Win – and Who Could Upset – This Year’s Emmy Awards?

Who’s likely to win — and who could upset — this year’s Emmy Awards.

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Sex Education

This hilarious and endearing teen dramedy will pull at your heartstrings and also make you burst out laughing. You may even learn a bit about sex and relationships.

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International Teen Shows to Stream after Sex Education

Thanks to the miracle of streaming, there is now a whole bevy of international teen shows to watch, focusing on issues that are both universal and unique to their country of origin.

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AlRawabi School for Girls

AlRawabi School for Girls is a binge-worthy teen drama that is not only well written, but features a stellar cast of newcomers. While the plot is fairly universal, the insight it offers into Jordanian culture is what makes it stand out.

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