Category: TV reviews

Netflix review: Lost in Space (2018)

It sometimes seems that Hollywood – and the media industry generally – is caught in endless cycle of reboots. It’s often said that there are no new ideas anymore, and in the last few years we’ve seen an increasing number of reboots and reimaginings of classic films and series. Some have been good; with the…


TV review: BLACK MIRROR season 3 (Netflix)

  Verdict: You need to see this. Now. With its limited run, caustic humour and scathingly precise take on modern culture, Charlie Brooker’s BLACK MIRROR met with critical acclaim. The second season was as long ago as 2013; featuring just three episodes packed with TWILIGHT ZONE goodness. The Christmas special followed in 2014, but since…


TV review: LUKE CAGE (Netflix)

Verdict: A Marvel Universe offering with a difference Created in 1972, Cage deserves his place in the pantheon of superheroes: he was the first black hero to be given his own comic book, and his racial identity has always been an important aspect of the character. Cage is a bad-ass alternative Superman – he’s basically…


TV review: ARQ (Netflix)

Verdict: Intelligent SF drama that will leave you wanting for more Netflix is fast becoming a contender in the production of quality SFF. Last year we saw the release of JESSICA JONES and DAREDEVIL, superhero dramas that reimagined the Marvel method. This year we had STRANGER THINGS; if you haven’t seen that, you really should….


TV review: STRANGER THINGS (Netflix)

  Verdict: Amazing. Go watch it! Anyone who follows me on Twitter (and if you don’t, you really should) will know that this week I have been mostly watching STRANGER THINGS. You’ll also know that I think STRANGER THINGS is amazing. The set up to THINGS is comfortingly familiar. Set in 1983, small-town America, the…


Top 6 superhero TV series: DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES and more

Join me for a quick rundown of the 6 top superhero shows on TV right now – in no particular order! DAREDEVIL (Netflix) Now showing season two on Netflix, DAREDEVIL is a show that goes from strength to strength. Intensely character-driven, we barely even got a glimpse of Daredevil’s costume for the first season. Therein…


What did you think of the first episode of the new X-FILES?

Re-visiting the X-FILES was a lot like going back to my childhood. I was one of those kids that slavishly watched the original series week in, week out. I grew up alongside Mulder and Scully; I bought the books and series guides and searched out every scrap of knowledge on the show. The early days of…


TV review: ALMOST HUMAN with Karl Urban

ALMOST HUMAN is a hybrid police procedural and sci-fi series, and it ran for a single season between November 2013 and March 2014. Produced by Bad Robot Studios, it was broadcast on Fox. The basic premise is familiar enough: John Kennex is a washed out cop, recovering from a botched police operation that resulted in…


TV REVIEW: MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL

Marvel’s newest superhero series premiered yesterday on Netflix. All 13 episodes are now available to stream; if you’re so inclined, you could spend the weekend gorging on the entire season… The series marks an interesting turn for Marvel. On the small screen, at lest, DC has enjoyed more acclaim. AGENTS OF SHIELD, whilst enjoyable, has attracted…


This week in science fiction…

It’s been a busy week in the wonderful world of science fiction and fantasy. The top five stories are below: read on for your weekly SF informational… Newscast 1: RIP Terry Pratchett Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the DISCWORLD series and possibly the most beloved fantasy author in the world, died on 12th March 2015….


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