Dexter releases new trailer and announces transmission date

One of crime drama’s big hitters is returning later this year after a decade-long hiatus. Dexter, starring Michael C Hall, is back with a new series and Showtime, its US home, has now released a trailer. Dexter: New Blood is set in the snowy wastelands for a 10-part series. And we also know when it’s…

More cast added to HBO’s The Staircase

The Staircase is the latest series coming to HBO Max, the cable channel’s streaming service. Based on the hit true-crime podcast and TV documentary series of the same name, it’s adding to its cast all the time. The eight-part series will star Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Parker Posey, Juliette Binoche, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Sophie Turner….

REVIEW Mare of Easttown (S1 E7/7)

Wow. OK. They did it. They actually did it. In 2021, a crime drama actually managed to deliver a satisfactory conclusion to its story. Well, satisfactory for the viewers – not so much the characters, but we’ll get to that. And in doing so, Mare of Easttown immediately becomes the one to beat as front-runner…

REVIEW Fargo (S4 E4/11)

“Goodness, your mind’s a clutter of grievances” Oreatta Mayflower’s comic comment after another eye-opening and perversely hilarious sex scene with Josto Fadda in this episode serves is as oddly funny a scene as you’re likely to see. Both clothed, she has her hands clasped around his neck and she straddles him. There’s something primal, sadistic…

REVIEW Mare of Easttown (S1 E6/7)

It’s a rare these days that we call a show ‘appointment TV’ – oftentimes it can’t be defined what even makes a series so moreish that you look forward to each new episode. Well, Mare of Easttown is pretty much the closest we’ve got to that phenomenon this year. Sure, it’s not perfect – but…

REVIEW Fargo (S4 E3/11)

Two episodes in on series four of Fargo and there’s a real sense it’s shaping up to be the most uneven of the bunch. Darker tonal shifts have sat uncomfortably with some of the more typical, off-kilter Fargo moments in the first two episodes, but at the end of episode three I was breathing a…

REVIEW Mare of Easttown (S1 E5/7)

It’s fair to say that Mare of Easttown has been one of the bigger TV hits of the year so far, and whilst it’s tale of a small-town murder uncovering dark secrets isn’t particularly original, the story is enthralling all the same. That’s largely in part to the stellar performances throughout the cast, as well…

REVIEW Fargo (S4 E2/11)

In episode one of this new fourth series of Fargo, we were introduced to the Kansas City of 1950 and its recurring gangland culture, and, currently, the two warring organised crime families that are jostling for power – the Italian Faddas and the African-American Cannons. We were also introduced to a nutcase angel of mercy…

Bosch: Amazon Prime confirms transmission date for series seven

Bosch, the TV series based on the books by Michael Connelly, is back for its seventh and final series. Now we know the premiere date. But it’s Bosch and you know it’ll be worth watching. So stay tuned for Friday 25th June. READ MORE: ALL OUR NEWS AND REVIEWS OF BOSCH

REVIEW Mare of Easttown (S1 E4/7)

You know you’re onto something when your show is mercilessly parodied by other people, which is what happened to Mare of Easttown this past week on Saturday Night Live. And whilst that satire was firmly centered more on the rather unique Pennsylvanian accent than the actual content of the show, it was another indication that…

REVIEW Fargo (S4 E1/11)

One of the great, unlikely crime drama success stories in the past half-decade or so has been Noah Hawley’s TV version of Fargo. A riff on the Coen brothers’ Oscar-winning film from 1996, the televisual version has fantastically and successfully retained the original’s singular sense of humour, its flashes of quirkiness and the template of…