REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E1&2/8)

The phenomenon of True Detective is primarily based around its flawless first season, which was widely regarded as a modern-day classic of crime drama (and we agreed – it was the winner of our Top Crime Dramas of 2014). The inspired casting of its lead actors Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey combined with a labyrinthine…

REVIEW: 35 Awr (E2/8)

Last week’s opening episode of Welsh crime drama 35 Awr was an intriguing first instalment, taking the traditional locked-room, jury thriller into new areas. In fact, by the end of it we were heading towards a single-location, almost Christie-esque thriller, with who-knows-what to come next. Leading up to that moment, we were introduced to the…

Stella Blómkvist to hit Sundance Now in April

Poldark star, Heida Reed, confirmed on her Instagram account a few days ago that Stella Blómkvist – the much-anticipated Icelandic series from Viaplay – would come to the UK. Now we know where and when. Sundance Now streaming service has added Stella Blómkvist to its global canon of crime dramas (see here), and has slated an April premiere…

REVIEW: Vera (S9 E1/4)

Ambitious Prison Service forensic psychologist Joanne Caswell is found dead, her body dumped in landfill miles from home. She bought a phone just before her death, but who had a motive to kill her? This ninth series of Vera  soon gets back into the usual rhythm. Dour DCI Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) hides a sharp…