Relationships on Screen Series 4

Relationships on Screen Series 4

Relationships on the screen is back for a fourth series!

Relationships are at the heart of a community, family, workplace or partnership. It’s therefore no surprise that some form of relationship appears in the majority of TV series and films that we watch.

We can learn a lot from the relationships that we see on screen whether that may be love, friendship, family, or even lessons in what a healthy and unhealthy relationships look like.

Take a look at some of the recommendations below to watch during the remaining Winter months.

(1) Saltburn

Saltburn has been recommended by our Scheduler, Jess Crisp.

Saltburn is a new and popular film that attempts to explore the relationships within class divides in a humorous and shocking manner. Throughout the film, ideas of conforming to make a friendship work are evidenced, as well as the complicated dynamics within families in upper middle-class England. Particularly notable, was the portrayal of this family as being outwardly perfect, but internally having parents struggling to communicate with their children and meet their needs as well as their own. I particularly loved that this film is shot entirely within the female gaze, which makes for beautiful shots and gorgeous lighting throughout. Pre-warning though, Saltburn is not the summer queer romance film that the trailer makes it appear to be!

(2) One Day

One Day, originally a novel which has then been turned into a movie and now a Netflix TV series, follows the lives of Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew over the course of two decades. The series captures the essence of friendship, love, and the passage of time. The show explores the highs and lows of a friendship established in University turned romantic relationship in later life. It follows issues such as work life, ambitions, addiction and bereavement. The final episode follows life after bereavement, getting back on track and the importance of having supportive and caring family and friends around you. It’s an emotional rollercoaster of love, laughter and a great, even though not the prettiest at times, relationship.

(3) Elementals

Elementals has been recommended by our Senior Scheduler, Conor. 

I took Sophie for a daddy daughter date to see Elementals. It is a Disney Pixar movie about different elements (fire, water, wind) all trying to live their lives alongside each other in their own parts of the city. It has a very Northern Ireland feel to it in that respect. The main story follows 2 of the opposite elements on their determination to have a relationship with each other. This is met with all the trials and tribulations you would expect from a teenage romance. Parents not approving, meeting in secret. It is lovely to see though that they don’t give up on making their relationship work – even with the fire and water elements never able to mix before, it’s love that comes through and makes it work. It is a nice heart-warming movie that for me promotes how all relationships need to be worked on in a mutual way and to never give up on love. I did get a bit of popcorn in my eye that made it look like I was crying. I’ll leave it at that.

(4) Kin


Our Head of Business Operations, Frankie, has reviewed Kin.

In the realm of television drama, relationships often take centre stage, serving as a reflection of our own experiences and struggles. “Kin,” a captivating series, delves deep into the intricate web of family dynamics, showcasing both healthy and unhealthy relationships with raw authenticity.

At its core, “Kin” explores the intricate ties that bind families together, portraying a spectrum of relationships ranging from nurturing and supportive to toxic and destructive. One of the central themes of the series is the notion of choice and agency within these relationships, highlighting how individuals navigate the complexities of family bonds

Conversely, “Kin” also sheds light on the darker side of family dynamics, portraying the repercussions of manipulation, betrayal, and emotional abuse. Toxic relationships are marked by power struggles, control tactics, and a lack of boundaries. Characters may find themselves trapped in cycles of dysfunction, unable to break free from destructive patterns.

One of the series’ strengths lies in its nuanced portrayal of flawed characters, showcasing their vulnerabilities and internal struggles. Viewers are invited to empathize with characters who grapple with their own demons, illustrating that the line between good and bad is often blurred.

Definitely worth a watch and showcases the family relationship in all its glory and to all extremes


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