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: I Am The Night (S1 E5/6)

I’m finding this series very strange. Initially drawn to it because it promised to tell the shocking story of Fauna Hodel and her grandfather George Hodel, a prime suspect in the infamous Black Dahlia murder case of the 1940s, it has been a cumbersome, rudderless journey so far. So imagine my surprise when I became…

Netflix releases trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Spy

We don’t generally get too involved in the spy genre, because it’s a genre unto itself. But this new series on Netflix looks like the business so we’re going to give it a mention. The Spy is based on the true story of Eli Cohen. Part the Israeli intelligence service Mossad and under false identity,…

Sky Atlantic confirms transmission date for City On A Hill

One of the shows we’re looking forward to this autumn is Ben Afleck-produced City On A Hill. It’s starting in the US on cable channel Showtime on Sunday 15th September, but now know when it’s going to air in the UK on Sky Atlantic. The series is set in early 1990s Boston, rife with violent…

First trailer released for Rosario Dawson’s Briarpatch

One of the American shows we’re looking forward to seeing next year is Briarpatch, a series based on the Ross Thomas novel. In it, Rosario Dawson stars as a determined investigator returning to her hometown to investigate the explosive murder of her sister. From mysterious deaths and corruption to occasional car explosions and zoo animals…

REVIEW: I Am The Night (S1 E4/6)

You got the impression that with episode four I Am The Night was finally beginning to come together. In this episode, we got a bit of everything and, crucially, the moment that disgraced journalist Jay Singletary and new-to-LA Fauna Hodel finally got together. Jay, of course, had battling demons and addictions, still in the belief…

BBC Two confirms American Crime Story 3 acquisition

A few days ago we brought you confirmation that the third instalment of American Crime Story would feature the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair as its base. The first two series of the anthology show appeared on BBC Two, and now we know that the channel has acquired series three for broadcast in the UK, too….

Amazon names transmission date for Guillermo del Toro series Carnival Row

To say we’re looking forward to this Amazon series is an understatement. From Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro, this crime/fantasy mash-up will follow “mythical creatures who have fled their war-torn homeland and gathered in the city as tensions are simmering between citizens and the growing immigrant population”. At the centre of the drama is the…

Netflix names Riverdale series four transmission date

The hugely popular Netflix series, Riverdale, is on its way back for a fourth series. Based on the Archie Comics’ characters, the series show when the town of Riverdale is turned upside down after it is struck with the mysterious death of Jason Blossom, a popular high school student and member of the most powerful…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E6/6)

And so it came to this. We know what happened in the 1993 siege of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, in 1993, but this excellent series has put so much meat on the bone. It has presented cult leader David Koresh not as a cartoonish, fire and brimstone preacherzilla but as a nuanced human…