REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E6/8)

  In the blink of an eye we’re almost at the end of this last series of The Bridge, and previously disperate characters and places were making their own merry little dance as Saga and Henrik investigated the serial killer case. All of these characters felt important somehow, and all felt a little bit dodgy,…

SUMMER BOXSETS: Bosch (Series 4)

Want to know what to watch during the summer months? Here’s the first of our new weekly series of reviews and details of the series boxsets currently available on streaming sites.

REVIEW : The Bridge (S4 E5/8)

Note : Unfortunately our intrepid editor Paul was taken ill this weekend, meaning he couldn’t complete his review on this episode of The Bridge. Whilst he’s currently on the mend, he’s asked me to throw together some of my thoughts about the show. I‘m sure you’ll join me in wishing Paul a speedy recovery. Get…

REVIEW: A Very English Scandal (S1 E3/3)

A memory from youth that hangs like a bat in your reviewer’s mind is being taken to Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, to see the third Secret Policeman’s Ball in 1979 and witnessing the great Peter Cook in his pomp. And his extraordinary monologue ‘Entirely a Matter for You’ (check it out on YouTube) is obviously still indelibly imprinted…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E4/8)

There was so much going on in this fourth episode of The Bridge – the best of the bunch so far – I hardly know where to start. It was full of twists and turns, evolving character arcs and development, and some real emotion. Some feel that watching The Bridge is a difficult undertaking, not…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E3/8)

Last week’s episode of The Bridge was, really, all about Saga. Her heroic return to police work and her subsequent mini-meltdown thrust her back into our consciousness with a jolt, but here, in episode three it was all about Henrik. Which was good to see, because – yes – Saga is our key character and…

REVIEW: A Very English Scandal (S1 E1/3)

Back in 1970s when electronic newsgathering was still in its infancy and if you heard the phrase ‘Yew Tree cops’ it would just have evoked a woodland glade, ‘Rinkagate’ (aka the Thorpe Affair), threw the nation into a frenzy. No one could quite believe that the patrician and well-regarded Liberal Party leader and MP for…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E2/8)

Last week’s opener of series four of The Bridge had a bit of everything: a brutal murder full of socio-political context, Saga in prison, Henrik and new partner Jonas undertaking all the procedural work and a new raft of peripheral characters that will all soon make sense. It was terrific stuff. Saga’s stint in prison…

REVIEW: Innocent (S1 E4/4)

  ITV’s big crime drama, Innocent, came to a close tonight. Stripped across four nights, it has told the tale of David Collins (Lee Ingleby, on ever-reliable form) who was released from a seven-year stint in prison for the murder of his wife. Throughout three episodes – and most of this final, fourth episode –…

REVIEW: Innocent (S1 E3/4)

Here we go then, episode three of this whodunit… David Collins The jury is still out on David, and it is so right until the final scenes of the episode. To begin with he decides to do an interview with The Sun for cash, so he can start to pay back some of his debts. You…

REVIEW: Innocent (S1 E2/4)

Last night, Chris Lang’s Innocent cranked into action on ITV and presented itself as a classic did he/didn’t he story, with an added layer of whodunit. Because of the nature of the show, I’m going to do that character-by-character thing: David Collins We’re still not sure about David. He’s emotional and reacts aggressively, and a…

REVIEW: Innocent (S1 E1/4)

ITV’s big, new crime drama – stripped across four nights this week – has some pretty good people involved in front of the camera (Lee Ingleby, Hermione Norris, Angel Coulby, Christina Cole) and one whopper behind the camera: creator of Unforgotten, Chris Lang. This first episode, like Unforgotten, had plenty of familiar themes and plots…