REVIEW: Sharp Objects (S1 E3/8)

  After two superb episodes, this adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects continued with its most hallucinatory and desperately dark instalment yet. The way this series has been edited, we’ve already been treated to clever, subliminal jump cuts and flashbacks aplenty, which has provided a dream-like feel to its linear narrative in the foreground. Snatches…

Professor Moriarty: The Hound Of The D’Urbervilles optioned for television

Only last week we reported that GS Denning’s Warlock Holmes novel was getting the TV treatment, and now we hear of yet another riff on the Holmes legend getting the TV treatment. Deadline reports that Kim Newman’s Professor Moriarty: The Hound Of The D’Urbervilles has been picked up. Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles purports…

Kelly Macdonald to star in Humans writer’s BBC thriller

Kelly Macdonald has always been a fantastic, underrated actress, so it’s with excitement we heard that Macdonald has signed on to star in Joe ‘Humans‘ Barton’s new series for BBC One/Netflix co-production Giri/Haji. Here’s what Deadline reported: Macdonald will play Sarah, a London-based forensics lecturer and policewoman who forms an unlikely friendship with a Japanese…

REVIEW: Unforgotten (S3 E2/6)

  Who was it who partied like it was 1999 on the night of teenager Hayley Reid’s murder? Having identified the remains found under the motorway, and established that the cause of death was strangulation, our intrepid tecs now have to settle on some suspects. Journalist-turned-TV-quizmaster James Hollis (Kevin McNally), who has an ego the…