REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E6/8)

We’ve seen it in other series (series three of Fargo springs to mind), but this sixth episode of The Deuce felt like a mini-series within a series; an episode that was so different in tone and theme that it felt slightly separate to the rest of the run. Not that it was a total departure…

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E6/8)

Well. We are into the final run of Strangers now, and after finding out who killed Megan last week, all that was left to discover was the why. But this show is never direct in it’s intentions and whilst the pace certainly switched up a gear this week, for most of the time my reaction…

REVIEW: The Cry (S1 E3/4)

So far, this four-part adaptation of Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry (listen to our podcast with Helen here) has been excellent: a psychological thriller of the highest order. What I mean by psychological thriller is that all those addictive twists and turns we so love in the genre are plentiful – no more so than THE…

REVIEW: Killing Eve (S1 E5/8)

A tipping point has been reached: Villanelle is out in the open, and Eve has a source of information on the master plan. But the game’s hardly finished; so what tricks does the psycho assassin still have up her elegantly coutured sleeve? Now that Frank has been exposed as the mole – no surprise there…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E5/10)

Never let it be said that Trust is afraid of a change of tone; this week’s episode takes off into a wild pursuit, sacrificing psychological analysis for rattling action. Can young John Paul Getty escape his captors – or is it a case of ‘Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back…

REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E5/8)

And so the push and the pull of The Deuce continues. For four episodes of this excellent second series, we’ve seen people trying to get out, only to be pulled back in – they’re labelled and branded, and whatever they do The Deuce, or human manifestations of The Deuce, keep pulling them back into its…

REVIEW: Strangers (S1 E5/8)

Bland. Boring. A big letdown. That’s just some of the highlights from the red-top reviews this past week of ITV’s Strangers as it’s quickly hemorrhaged it’s initial 4.2 million audience share with people tuning out episode by episode – the general consensus being it was either too complex or not complex enough considering it’s ambitions….

REVIEW: The Cry (S1 E2/4)

Twists are a funny thing. They’re de rigueur in psychological thrillers on the page – so-called domestic noirs – where each one seems to try and out-twist the next. There was no doubt a major twist(s) was going to come in The Cry, the BBC One adaptation of Helen FitzGerald’s novel (more of her on The Killing Times…

REVIEW: Mystery Road (S1 E5&6/6)

Our journey through Mystery Road concluded this week and while the final destination ended up being a little underwhelming, the overall experience has been of a superior serial with something interesting to say about the Australian mentality. The main theme in these concluding episodes was around legacies – those we inherit, those we live out…

REVIEW: Killing Eve (S1 E4/8)

  The gloves are really off this week – Bill’s dead, Eve’s in bits, and Villanelle has gone completely tonto. If the two ever collide, there are going to be repercussions. Grief, of course, is Eve’s main motivation now – as well as guilt. Never mind that it was Bill’s own unprofessional behaviour that got…

REVIEW: Trust (E4/10)

Focus turns away from the Getty family this week, as the Italian kidnappers come to terms with what they have done. This could make or break them, as much as it could the Gettys. In That’s All Folks – the motto of the Looney Tunes cartoons, lest we forget – gangster Primo reveals to his…

REVIEW: The Deuce (S2 E4/8)

We’re almost half-way through series two of The Deuce and it remains drama out of the top drawer. Throughout this run, we’ve seen the push and the pull of The Deuce – an area that people are desperate to leave but when they do they find that it has a hold on them, whether they…