Atwell’s star burns bright in Black Mirror

It’s only been a couple of years since the first round of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror – a drama mini-series consisting of three stand-alone episodes, all set in the not-too-distant-future. The stories aim to hold a mirror up to society and show us where we ultimately could be heading, should we not keep a tighter… Continue reading Atwell’s star burns bright in Black Mirror

Utopia: Conspiracy thriller packs a punch

As I’d heard good things about Channel 4’s new mini-series, I settled down to watch with trepidation and was rather impressed. The plot focuses around an online forum group for fans of a cult graphic novel The Utopia Experiments: a novel that allegedly predicts future events. They are brought together after one of them discovers… Continue reading Utopia: Conspiracy thriller packs a punch

Secret State – proper thriller or nothing new?

Talk about a mixed reaction to the first episode of Channel 4’s four-part political conspiracy thriller Secret State. Some critics think it’s pretty good, others have torn it apart. Me? I sit somewhere in the middle, probably more on the positive side. Despite the plot being a little predictable at times, it’s well shot and… Continue reading Secret State – proper thriller or nothing new?