REVIEW: Wild Bill (S1 E6/6)

Wild Bill reached the end of it’s debut season this week with little fanfare, having crawled to its conclusion with barely two million viewers still hanging on for the ride – comfortably surpassed by ITV’s regular late afternoon fare like The Chase. Whether it’s dire numerical performance impacts the chance of optioning a second series…

REVIEW: Wild Bill (S1 E5/6)

As Wild Bill reaches the end of its debut run, the slowly increasing quality of each passing episode in its latter half has certainly improved its chances of being picked up for a second season. This week’s episode was penned by Melissa Bubnic and directed by Annie Griffin, both who have scant form in the…

REVIEW: Wild Bill (S1 E4/6)

It’s struggled to find its tone and struggled to hold an audience, but this week Wild Bill found a particular groove and was all the better for it. Whilst previous episodes lurched awkwardly from light to dark sometimes within the same scene, this time the narrative was consistently dour throughout and seemed to benefit the…

REVIEW: Wild Bill (S1 E3/6)

With this third episode of Wild Bill, we are now halfway through the first series of ITV’s lighthearted fish-out-of-water crime drama – but it’s fair to say it hasn’t navigated those choppy summer-season seas as well as it might have, with yet another million viewers having sloped off to pastures new since the last installment…

REVIEW: Wild Bill (S1 E2/6)

It’s fair to say last week’s inaugural episode of Wild Bill did not exactly set the world alight in terms of critics’ reviews – nor indeed prove a hit among viewers, debuting with the lowest audience share for an ITV drama this year so far. But being mindful of the many plates it had to…

REVIEW: Wild Bill (S1 E1/6)

Depending on your vintage, Rob Lowe might represent different things for you as a viewer; he could be the Brat Pack Rob of St.Elmo’s Fire, “Schmutzy Pants” Rob of The West Wing or the lovable but dim Rob of Parks & Recreation. Certainly as an actor, he was way ahead of the curve in terms…