So… let’s talk about *THAT* episode of Happy Valley

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Happy-ValleyHalf-way points in crime drama series can experience a bit of a lull, or signify a bit of a break in the action; the deep breath before the plunge into the home straight. But in Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley – regularly attracting over five million viewers – last night’s third episode of the series catapulted the whole thing into new, crazed, even more intense territory.  Continue reading

Is this the best ever description of Martin Freeman’s performance in Fargo?

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Screen shot 2014-03-09 at 16.06.18Every now again you read something where you think: That’s so good I wish I came up with that. After reading Chris DeVille’s piece on Fargo in The Concourse, I was alerted to a description of Martin Freeman’s performance as the hapless Lester Nygaard that was so good, so spot-on I just had to share it. Man, I wish I had come up with this line. Continue reading

Forget Broadchurch, here’s some Sherlock news for a change

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sherlock-on-screen-modernIf yesterday was all about Broadchurch (and Gracepoint) today is all about Sherlock Holmes. There are a couple of new stories swirling around that suddenly make the whole Sherlock Holmes universe a little bit bigger and, potentially, more exciting.

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