The Mandalorian – Season 3

More Star Wars universe IP-mining. I don’t see why everyone’s so into this. I mean, he looks cool – but probably the most interesting thing about the show is the amount of analysis and speculation it’s generated about whether Mandalorians

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

The Orville – Season 3

The Orville’s now almost totally shed its comedy roots and transmorphed into a late-90s space scifi serial. Season 3 was a “replatforming”, that saw a new titlecard (The Orville – New Horizons), and longer episode lengths – which made for

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 Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Such a rich setting. And ambitious in scale.  Incredible detail.  Really struggles in the way that prequels with known source material do though in that we know this is a story that needs to hit certain beats.  The storytelling’s a

The Sandman

Having never read the GRAPHIC NOVELS but heard loads about them over the years I was very keen to watch this, and mostly enjoyed the British emo/stoner vibing lead character. Took me a minute to pick up that as a

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

Obi-Wan Kenobi

I really think Ewan McGregor was giving this all he had, but it’s not possible to overcome the laziness of the Star Wars franchise and its 21st Century architects.  A patronising parade of fan-appeasing lip-service stretched over a jeopardy-free plot,

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

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