Review: The Watchman (S1 E1/1), Wednesday 24th August, 9pm, Channel 4

Here’s a little gem from Channel 4. We’ve already a good one-off thought piece earlier in the year – The People Next Door (see our review here) – from the same channel, which was a really ambiguous piece about modern-day paranoia, status and class prejudice. Now we have this, from David Nath, best know for…

Trailer: Narcos, season two

Last year Netflix released another original TV drama in boxset form, the critically-acclaimed Narcos. Set and filmed in Colombia it told the story of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine, while also focusing on Escobar’s interactions with drug lords, DEA agents, and various opposition entities….

Scorsese’s The Departed to become TV series for Amazon?

I was out with some friends last night and we were discussing what was Martin Scorsese’s last great movie (it wasn’t just him, we were going through some of favourite actors and asking the same question). We all agreed that his Boston-set two-way undercover cop film (itself based on the Hong Kong original, Infernal Affairs) was…

BBC Three’s Thirteen most requested show on iPlayer in 2016

Here’s a little shout out to one of the best crime dramas of the year so far: Thirteen. It appeared shortly after BBC Three made the move to its new, permanent online home, and was a stunning five-part from new writer Marnie Dickens featuring Jodie Comer, Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin and Valene Kane that told…