Review: True Detective (S2 E5/8), Monday 20th July, Sky Atlantic

Last week’s episode employed shock and awe tactics to jolt us out of any potential lull we were feeling during this second series of True Detective. The shoot-out was a finely choreographed mess, but a jolt it was nonetheless. Some would argue you shouldn’t need this kind of explosive scene to bring a series to…

New Fargo trailer and full synopsis reveals season two storyline

While I was trying to finish off bits of work before I made the trip up north to the crime writing festival in Harrogate, I totally missed the release of the second trailer for series two of Fargo. We’ve already seen a few vignettes from the second series (they’re not long enough to be considered…

FOX to broadcast Backstrom in the UK

The procedural series Backstrom had been a fair-to-middling success in the US, and was marketed as an almost crime version of House from the off having as it does an irascible lead, but with a brilliant, deductive mind. The series has been adapted by Bones executive producer Hart Hanson from the books by Swedish author…