Juliette Harrisson

Juliette Harrisson is a freelance writer and ancient historian (with a PhD in Classics from the University of Birmingham). A lifelong Trekkie whose childhood heroes were JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis, she’s written a book (Dreams and Dreaming in the Roman Empire) but her ambition is to write another one some day, and this time make it one that people will actually want to read. At her personal blog, Pop Classics, she reviews TV, films and novels which use or otherwise mess about with the Greek and Roman worlds, posting musings that are equal parts academic ramblings and perving on hot vampires. She also reviews Star Trek: Voyager and The West Wing for Doux Reviews. For a truly terrifying glimpse into her soul, check out her Pinterest boards. You can e-mail her at j.g.harrisson@open.ac.uk.

Recent articles by Juliette Harrisson

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 12 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Mar 22, 2016

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands' final episode reinvigorates the series, but is it too late for hope of a second run?

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 11 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Mar 14, 2016

In an act of circularity, Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands draws inspiration from the Beowulf-inspired The Lord Of The Rings...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 10 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Mar 7, 2016

Beowulf isn't really living up to its name, as Prince Slean moves centre-stage in the latest episode...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 9 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 29, 2016

The back half of Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands series one is invigorated by a new, slippery antagonist...

The X-Files episode 6 review: My Struggle II

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 23, 2016

Why does The X-Files miniseries finale keep Mulder and Scully apart for most of the episode? Here's our review of My Struggle II...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 8 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 22, 2016

Slean and Kela's relationship continues to be one of the strongest elements in Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands...

The X-Files episode 5 review: Babylon

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 16, 2016

Mulder and Scully's relationship, as ever, is what holds The X-Files together, as episode 5 of the revived series shows...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 7 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 15, 2016

Does Beowulf see itself as a grimdark fantasy, or a family adventure show? Trying to be both satisfies nobody...

The X-Files episode 4 review: Home Again

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 9, 2016

The X-Files revival is finally starting to feel more confident. Now, if it can just stop shoe-horning in references to its past...

The X-Files episode 1 review: My Struggle

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 9, 2016

Now that The X-Files has started on Channel 5 in the UK, here's out look at episode 1 of the revived series, My Struggle...

The X-Files: an episode roadmap for beginners

Juliette Harrisson Feature
Feb 8, 2016

If it's help navigating The X-Files' many, many episodes you're after, then you've come to the right place...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 6 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 7, 2016

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands' slow-drip plot development is both boon and barrier...

The X-Files episode 3 review: Mulder And Scully Meet The Were-Monster

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 1, 2016

If you prefer your X-Files episodes dark and serious, then this week's joyfully funny, high camp adventure won't be for you...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 5 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Feb 1, 2016

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands continues to look beautiful, if nothing else. Here's our episode 5 review...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 4 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Jan 27, 2016

Beowulf channels Western vibes this week, but it still needs to make its protagonist more interesting...

The X-Files episode 2 review: Founder’s Mutation

Juliette Harrisson Review
Jan 26, 2016

Nods to X-Files' history and a spooky suicide make Founder’s Mutation an episode that plays to old strengths of the show...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 3 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Jan 17, 2016

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands has a fair way to go before it becomes must-watch TV...

Friends: the show's geekiest moments

Juliette Harrisson Feature
Jan 15, 2016

Looking back at a time when geeky nods weren't all over mainstream sitcom, Juliette celebrates the ones snuck in to Friends...

The X-Files episode 1 spoiler-free review: My Struggle

Juliette Harrisson Review
Jan 13, 2016

Episode one of The X-Files revival, feat. Duchovny and Anderson, makes for unexpectedly satisfying viewing for long-term fans...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 2 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Jan 11, 2016

Encouragingly, Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands' second episode has our reviewer wanting to come back for more...

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