WTF JUST HAPPENED IN TWD?

CAN I HAVE THOSE 41 MINUTES BACK PLEASE?

In the week that I wrote that Mr Robot has finally died a death, The Walking Dead has proven it’s kicked the bucket. Unlike an immortal Highlander, the series had been fadig away not burning out for an arguable amount of time, but S08E02 was the proof in the undead pudding. 

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THE EXORCIST SEASON TWO

SINKS ITS TEETH INTO NEW STATES

While not without its flaws and a serious mid-season dip in quality, I really enjoyed Fox’s The Exorcist – now the series is back and it up sticks across The States to deal with a wholly different God-fearing, gun-toting, rootin’-tootin’ society. 

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THE DEFENDERS SEASON REVIEW

OR, HOW NOT TO WRITE THE MARVEL WAY

Remember when Michael Bay’s Transformers came out in 2007? Everyone over the age of 30 said “I couldn’t tell what the fuck was going on in the robot fight scenes!” Well, that’s how I feel about Marvel’s writing for their last couple of outings.

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THE MIST S01E02 & E03

TWO WAYS THIS SHOW MIST TRY HARDER

After last week’s shithouse of a pilot, episodes two and three were much improved. It’s still awful yet kinda fascinating. And if you’re a writer it’s unmistable because The Mist is the most valuable lesson in how not to write television…

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FARGO S03E09 “APORIA”

FINALLY ALLOWS ITS STARS TO SHINE

After writing last week that previously unknown star of The Leftovers, Carrie Coon was criminally underused in Fargo, the penultimate episode of Noah Hawley’s brilliant anthology series finally gathered its stars in a series of one-on-one scenes which allowed them to shine…

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THREE GIRLS

HEART-BREAKING, HARROWING, MUST-SEE TV

From the realism of Basil Wright’s early documentaries through 1960’s kitchen sink dramas to this unmissable, harrowing, must-see, BBC three-part miniseries, Three Girls proves British film and TV has never been one to duck serious issues.

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DOCTOR WHO S10E04

RUTHLESS STORYTELLING EFFICIENCY

The past few years have seen a formula to the kind of episodes we’re treated to – one haunted house story, one zombies in outer space with a space-walk adventure, so it was no surprise that Doctor Who S10E04 revisited the haunted house genre.

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THE LEFTOVERS S03E02 WAS…

PERFECTLY STRANGE

From the very first musical bar of last night’s The Leftovers, proceedings were already perfectly strange. The universe was slightly out of kilter and I don’t mean in its normal, beautiful, crazy, beguiling way…

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