REVIEW: Dark Heart (S1 E1/6)

Based on the novel Suffer The Children by Adam Creed and adapted by Unforgotten’s Chris Lang, a feature-length version appeared a few years back on the now defunct ITV Encore. Now Dark Heart reappears, this time extended into a six-part series, two episodes a week for the next three weeks. That feature-length story has been…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E8/10)

If you know anything of the history of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, you’ll know what’s coming this week; but nothing will prepare you for the intensity of this episode, which contrasts pastoral beauty with unbelievable brutality. Negotiations between the Getty family and the Calabrian mafia have broken down, largely due to the…

REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E8/9)

Such is the slow-paced evolution of story arcs in The Deuce, it came as some surprise that in this, the second series’ penultimate episode, that one of the major characters died a grisly death. Not that death – in all its forms – is a surprise in this neighbourhood, but it was a surprise in…

BBC America greenlights The Watch, based on Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels

On the heels of hit series Killing Eve, BBC America has greenlit The Watch, based on Sir Terry Pratchett’s wildly popular Discworld novels, which have sold more than 90 million books worldwide. The eight-episode series should makes its way over here on the BBC, most likely, is to be written by Simon Allen. The Watch is a ‘punk rock’ thriller inspired…