Mad Men (all of it)

Not sure what I was expecting from this: having lived a life of watching people idolise these ruthless men who go out and get what they want, along with their drinking/smoking/all wearing suits/slick hair aesthetic, I just kept coming back

The Flight Attendant – Season 2

No less absurd than the first season, but whatever you think of this show you CERTAINLY couldn’t say it was formulaic or clicheed.  Multi-faceted espionage caper constantly upended by the completely underequipped Cassie Bowden, with a concluding sequence that was

The White Lotus – Season 2

Basically, if you go on holiday and Jennifer Coolidge turns up in your hotel – GO HOME NOW. I’m really impressed at how this show manages to take an almost entirely new cast, and a new location, and weave a

Firefly Lane – Season 1 & 2

Timeline-spanning story about 2 best friends, which I was basically put up to watching by Liz. It departs from the usual cliche of these stories of nobody ever having to do any goddamn work despite having seemingly limitless time and

The Handmaid’s Tale – Season 5

This might be the first time I’ve said this about this show, but I actually enjoyed this season – and this represents a bit of a seachange in that it’s become more driven by plot, and seems less about making


Why do stories set in 80s suburbia always immediately conjure up the idea that some of them might be swingers? I know fashion’s a fleeting and ephemeral thing, but even having grown up there it’s impossible to believe that people

The Crown – Season 5

We’re pretty close to present day now, and you’ve got to wonder how pleased the monarchy are with these dramatisations. Imelda Staunton makes a feasible Elizabeth (amazing the power of an iconic hairstyle on a quality actor), but the real

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

Inside Man

David Tennant’s vicar and Stanley Tucci’s death-row-not-at-all-like-Hannibal-Lecter psychologist are the tentpoles for this 4-part crime drama where the mild-mannered vicar just keeps on making the wrong decision, culminating in a VERY bizarre final episode. Some pretty wildly unrealistic police characters

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