The Killing Times 2019 Awards: Best Actor In A Crime Drama

The nominees: Takehiro Hira’s reputation preceded him when he starred in Giri/Haji, and was well justified – you couldn’t take your eyes off him whenever he was onscreen. His was a quiet intensity that set him apart from the rest of the cast. Taylor Kitsch portrayed the infamous David Koresh superbly in Waco, while Mahershala…

The Killing Times 2019 Awards: Best Supporting Actress In A Crime Drama

The nominees: The fantastic Toni Collette and Kaitlyn Dever were, well, unbelievable in Netflix’s Unbelievable, both playing very different characters – Collette was a no-nonsense detective, while Dever was a survivor of sexual assault who had to pick up the pieces of her young life after her attack. Elsewhere, Andrea Riseborough was, as usual, fantastic…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E4/6)

This re-telling of the Waco siege is shaping up to be an excellent series. At the end of episode three, we got an insight into the terrifying mind of David Koresh. He wasn’t a monster in the traditional sense – he was one that manipulates, coerces and controls, all under a guise of a nerdy,…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E3/6)

Like many of the people within Mount Carmel under the influence of David Koresh, I’ve found myself falling for this impactful series that tells the story of the tragic Waco siege in 1993. A gauche analogy perhaps, but it’s not long until you’re pulled in, too, beguiled by the narrative propulsion that’s powered by the…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E2/6)

Last week’s opening episode of Waco presented us with a compelling if meat-and-potatoes re-enactment of David Koresh’s infamous Waco tragedy from the early 1990s. Taylor Kitsch plays the oddly normal cult leader with an easy charm. Apart from his barking pronouncements from the scriptures, I was left wondering how this man had managed to cajole…

REVIEW: Waco (S1 E1/6)

As we all know, true crime – and dramatic adaptations thereof – are all the rage at the moment. We’ve already had two noteworthy TV versions of true crimes this year here in the UK – ITV’s Manhunt and Netflix’s stunning When They See Us. The question is, how far back do you go when…

Waco transmission date confirmed by Alibi

Last month we brought you news that UKTV crime drama channel, Alibi, had picked up the UK rights for both I Am The Night and Waco. Now the transmission date for Waco has been confirmed by the channel. READ MORE: Alibi picks up I Am The Night and Waco for UK broadcast The six-part series…

Alibi picks up I Am The Night and Waco for UK broadcast

Alibi, UKTV’s dedicated crime channel, has always had a reputation for crime dramas that err on the light side. Now it looks as though it’s emerging with newly acquired content that bucks against that trend. One series we’ve been keeping an eye on is I Am The Night, the US series that stars Chris Pine…

First trailer for WACO released

It’s all a bit trailery┬átoday. Earlier we carried the official trailer to┬áThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which is set to launch in mid-January. Now we get news of another American series – WACO – which will also premiere in the US in January (the 24th fact fans). There’s a trailer after the…