REVIEW: Darkness: Those Who Kill (S1 E3&4/8)

Last week’s opening two episodes of Danish series, Darkness: Those Who Kill, disappointed me. I thought they were a bit clichéd and a bit meh, but many of you disagreed with me. Some of you thought it was an atmospheric serial killer hunt that had a nice twist at the end of episode two. And…

REVIEW: I Am The Night (S1 E6/6)

After listening to the horrific story of Fauna and her mother, Tamar’s story on the podcast Root Of Evil, I have to admit I did wonder if it was one of those stories – however remarkable and harrowing – would (or could) be adapted into a series or film. It really was and is that…

REVIEW: The Flatey Enigma (S1 E1/4)

Last November I went on my semi-regular trip to Reykjavik and, while I was there, state broadcaster RÚV broadcasted the first episode of its big, new crime drama for the winter, The Flatey Enigma. Written by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (who worked on series two of Trapped and has worked on various Icelandic crime dramas in the…

REVIEW: A Confession (S1 E1/6)

ITV’s next big crime series is, once again, a Jeff Pope adaptation of a true-crime story. And ITV loves a true-crime adaptation. The channel hit big with Manhunt earlier this year, and now it once again turns to the king of true-crime adaptations, Jeff Pope, to tell the story of Sian O’Callaghan’s disappearance in 2011….