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 …

Bridgerton

I somehow got talked into this and immediately wondered if I’d made the wrong move, given how tedious I find Jane Austen et al.  This was definitely no Downton Abbey though, and by episode 5 was bordering on Game of Thrones-style sex scenes.  It frustrates the crap outta me to …

The Undoing

Nicole Kidman’s been tackling some really interesting & difficult stuff the last few years, and putting her opposite Hugh Grant who’s also doing similar made for a very compelling if disturbing story to unfold, stripping back layers & lies, and definitely not finishing where you thought it would. 👍

The Crown – Season 4

The show chunters on closer to contemporary times, and one wonders how they avoid libel: such is the unsympathetic lens through which some members of The Firm are viewed.  Nevertheless it’s required viewing, and we mainlined the whole thing in 2 sittings (albeit, whilst on holiday).  Quite remarkable how the …

The Queen’s Gambit

Absolute gem of a series – great example of game-based suspense without resorting to bullshit Casino Royale-esque rules-exposition-for-dummies.  Great role for Anya Taylor-Joy that has you wondering “why haven’t we seen HER in anything before?!”, and a beautifully shot/visualised setting of 50s/60s suburban America. One of the TV highlights of …

Humans – Season 1 & 2

Intriguing drama about a present-day world where synthetic humans are engaged as domestic/industrial servants, until some of them develop consciousness. The characters have depth and dimension, and the synth acting is eerily good.  And it explains why Richard Herring’s been banging on about sex robots that look like Gemma Chan …

The Comey Rule

This seemed like a really well-told story. Now, it’s going to be a story told from one person’s point of view – based as it was on Comey’s autobiography – but one has to assume none of it’s legally objectionable at this point. Otherwise, a story well-made and well-told. Biggest …

Back to Top