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 really hit us in Season 8 how much the show’s …

The Boys – Season 2

The high-octane dark underbelly of the Superhero business continues in this gripping second season, and while the plot seemed to split out into many threads to follow, it remained unmissable due to the sheer fucking ludicrous awesomeness of spectacle and content – involving many a Facebook post from people saying …

Killing Eve – Season 3

Hmm, seems I forgot to write anything about the first 2 seasons of this, also. Conflicted on this one – season 3 felt like it had some really confused/stationary moments… but at the same time there’s something incredibly compelling about the characters and their relationships, and particularly Jodie Comer’s Villanelle.  …

Condor

More compelling CIA action (who knew we liked spy stuff so much!) which was all the more baffling for being totally un-putdownable for around 7 of the 10 episodes, but finishing in a way so ambivalent that neither of us could recall mere days afterwards what had actually happened. 👍

Treadstone

We bailed on this partway through cos we couldn’t follow who was who for the most part.  Are all younger people looking the same now? Well, that, and finding out it had been axed after one season.  Pretty far from compelling, which is a shame because Bourne-style MKUltra sleeper agent …

Homeland – Seasons 1 to 7

Compelling CIA thriller following a sometime-unbalanced agent in her counter-terrorism work, in which she becomes very personally entangled – and also caught in the machinations of higher-level Machiavellian scheming by career spymasters. Famously slow in seasons 3 & 4, taken overall it’s a compelling rollercoaster and though it took a …

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