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

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...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 1 review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Jan 4, 2016

Episode one of ITV's new fantasy epic series, Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands, promises a fun ride ahead...

Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands episode 1 spoiler-free review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Jan 3, 2016

Fans of The Last Kingdom might well enjoy ITV's Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands. Here's our spoiler-free look at episode one...

5 unusual TV alien abduction stories

Juliette Harrisson Feature
Dec 11, 2015

Alien abductions happen all the time on TV, from Star Trek, Supernatural, The X-Files and more, here are some of the most memorable...

Discworld: The Shepherd's Crown spoiler-filled review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Sep 1, 2015

Juliette takes a spoiler-filled look at Terry Pratchett's final, very funny and moving Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown...

Discworld: The Shepherd's Crown spoiler-free review

Juliette Harrisson Review
Sep 1, 2015

The Shepherd's Crown is a funny, sad and extremely moving farewell to Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels...

Star Trek: TOS - an episode roadmap for beginners

Juliette Harrisson Feature
Aug 21, 2015

Have you always wanted to catch up on Star Trek: TOS but don't have the time for all 79 episodes and feature films? Then step this way...

Myth & folklore-based TV shows that could replace Atlantis

Juliette Harrisson Feature
Jul 7, 2015

With BBC One's Saturday teatime spot now vacated by Atlantis, here's a few suggestions for myth and folklore that could be adapted for TV...

Game Of Thrones: where now for season 6?

Juliette Harrisson Feature
Jun 16, 2015

Game Of Thrones season 5 [redacted for fear of spoilers], so where next for Game Of Thrones season 6?

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