Where does one begin with The Leftovers? It’s safe to say it’s like no other show out there. For sure, it has shades of other shows, mostly drama. But there’s a lot in there, and a lot that’ll go over your head (it did mine). It’s also maddeningly infuriating too. As viewers and consumers and… Continue reading The Leftovers: season two review
Whilst it’s incredibly easy to jump on the critical bandwagon and denounce the second season of True Detective as a confusing and unengaging flop, I feel that’s slightly unfair. It’s also unfair to constantly compare it to the first season. A season which, let’s face it, had little expectation, other than the fact it had… Continue reading True Detective: season 2 review
The first season of Penny Dreadful focused on Sir Malcolm’s (Timothy Dalton) hunt for his daughter, who had been captured by some sort of vampire master. It also shared equal screen time exploring Vanessa Ives’ (Eva Green) story, a battle with a demonic spirit which was attempting to consume her soul. And we were introduced… Continue reading Penny Dreadful: season 2 review
Arya, Stannis, Cersei, Jon Snow – all had exciting, compelling and intriguing character arcs for season five of Game of Thrones. Which was your favourite?
From the slow sinking of Hydra to the rise of the Inhumans, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season two has been an interesting one. What did you make of it?
And thus the life and death bromance of Kevin Bacon’s Ryan Hardy and James Purefoy’s Joe Carroll comes to an end in the final season of The Following. Oh, and Hardy hits the bottle.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. I bet when Bing Crosby sang that his vision was about as far removed from Charlie Brooker’s one as you could get. There’s only been a few Black Mirror episodes over the years, each taking a look at a not-too-distant future and our uneasy relationship with technology, but they’ve… Continue reading Black Mirror: White Christmas review
Golden age indeed. These days, TV is up there with film in terms of quality of story, well written and believable characters and – in some cases – almost cinematic production values. And this year was a mightily good year when it came to a night on the sofa with the latest ‘must watch’ show.… Continue reading My top TV shows of 2014
The brainchild of novelist Tom Perrotta and brought to the small screen with the help of Damon Lindelof (the chap that drove most of us mad with frustration for years with Lost), The Leftovers was an unexpectedly beautiful and tragically poignant portrayal of the way society – and the world at large – copes with… Continue reading The Leftovers: season one review
The other week I started – quite at random – watching a new show called Forever starring Ioan Gruffudd. (The latest charming Brit to take the lead in an American TV show.) Much like Highlander, the main character, Dr Henry Morgan (Gruffudd) is immortal. He can die, but he comes back to life again. Naked… Continue reading Forever: Highlander meets CSI