Star Wars: Andor

Holy crap. THIS is good Star Wars Universe content. As my colleague put it, “It doesn’t have space wizards” – what it DOES have is intrigue, politics, characters you give a shit about, and storyline that it’s foregone conclusion EVEN

House of the Dragon – Season 1

OK, so I was ALWAYS gonna be watching this, and will watch it to completion unless it gets really dire.  The world’s too rich not to. However, it’s worth registering at this point: they’re pretty bloody earnest, aren’t they? Totally lacks

The Boys – Season 3

This show.  My god, this show.  I found myself describing in breathlessly to a workmate and realised that I absolutely love it.  Flawed characters… flawed SUPERHEROES… and the set pieces – even after 2 eye-popping seasons, they can *still* pull

Diriliş: Ertuğrul – Season 2 (completion)

We started this season in around Feb/March last year. They’re just so damn epic in scale! Season 2 was quite the journey, with LOTS of key character deaths and huge changes in the political setup in 13th Century Turkey.  It’s


I’m not one of the legion of fans who devoured the Lee Childs books – my only exposure to Reacher really has been the Tom Cruise film.  Seasoned by the mouth-agape review of my mate Rodney, who just couldn’t get

The Book of Boba Fett

Thanks again, Disney, for force-feeding me more bullshit.  Take one of the best, most ruthless, understated characters from the Star Wars universe, build the fanbase’s expectation & excitement, and then reveal that the bloke underneath is a smug boomer who’s

Homeland – Season 8

The final chapter in Carrie Matheson’s Crazy Adventures, in which Claire Danes has buried the image of the impish smile from Romeo+Juliet & replaced it with a kind of gorilla-like gurning… but then, I guess the content’s rather different. It

Diriliş: Ertuğrul – Season 1

So… TECHNICALLY I shouldn’t put this in a roundup, because we haven’t finished watching it.  However it really rates a mention, owing to the fact that in its original broadcast form I believe each episode is movie-length.  What Netflix cunningly

The Mandalorian – Season 2

It’s weird, isn’t it? As a kid you see a character in a film and think “I’d like to know more about them”. Then – years later – someone puts together a series that gives you a load more detail