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…

REVIEW: Cardinal (S3 E5&6/6)

In three short weeks we’ve reached the conclusion to this third series of Cardinal – and whilst it’s not lived up to the standard set by its debut season, the show remains an enjoyable experience as a solid police procedural. Much of these last two episodes were more concerned with the second-string story around the…

REVIEW: Cardinal (S3 E3&4/6)

We’re already halfway through the new season of Cardinal and things are just starting to heat up, with the dynamics of family life once again at the forefront of these episodes. One family that seems to be forged from fractured lives is that of Sharlene ‘Mama’ Winston and her brood of runaways. But Mama’s not…

REVIEW: Cardinal (S3 E1&2/6)

We welcome back Cardinal to the BBC’s Saturday night crime slot for its much-anticipated third season, having concluded its original Canadian run in March. The series follows on directly from the shocking conclusion of the second season, this time merging elements from author Giles Blunt’s novels By The Time You Read This and Crime Machine….

REVIEW: The Victim (S1 E4/4)

In the final chapter of The Victim the jury delivers their verdict on Anna, whilst Craig faces his own challenges. When one final confrontation brings more revelations, will anybody get the closure they seek? Ahead of her sentencing, Maureen tells Anna that Craig isn’t Eddie after all – a statement that she receives with utter…

REVIEW: The Victim (S1 E3/4)

In the previous episode of The Victim, revelations around Craig’s childhood added a further layer of confusion as to his supposed guilt. Anna is feeling positively biblical when she tells her lawyer she demands an eye for an eye – but as she awaits her turn in court, can she control her anger to avoid…

REVIEW: The Victim (S1 E2/4)

In the opening episode of The Victim last night we saw Anna Dean (Kelly Macdonald) orchestrate the online exposure of Craig Myers (James Harkness) as the killer of her child, eventually leading to her standing trial for incitement to murder. But as the court case brings further revelations about Craig’s past to the surface, is…