TV reviews

16 February 2015

Better Call Saul review: episode one, Uno

Finally I've been given my chance to catch up on the first moments of new Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould creation, Better Call Saul. It's the prequel to Breaking Bad ...

12 January 2015

Harry Hill's Stars in Their Eyes - an awful reboot with a sinister baby-stealing 'gag'

Reviving the much-loved long-running Stars in Their Eyes was always going to be a tricky move for ITV, but with Harry Hill at the helm who had audiences laughing for ...
6 January 2015

Broadchurch review - a triumphant return

Months of speculation surrounding one of the most-secretive shows have now been appeased (ever so slightly), as the first episode of series two of Broadchurch aired on ITV to an ...
19 December 2014

The Fall finale review - Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan shine with incredible chemistry

Let's face it, The Fall is a fantastic crime drama but one that has been leading up to a moment we've all been begging for for over a year and ...

10 November 2014

Review: WWE Live - Manchester, Phones 4u Arena, November 8 2014

Reliving my childhood on Saturday night, I couldn't have been more excited to get my seats and get settled for a night of WWE Live action, and though there was ...

29 October 2014

The Missing review - harrowing and haunting, but bloody good television

"It makes me feel sick." Both myself and my mother said something of the sort as five-year-old character Oliver disappeared in a split-second from the screen during a family holiday ...

10 October 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show's Twisty The Clown is one hell of a scare

American Horror Story returned this week in the US with its brand new season Freak Show, and whilst it's a whole new story being explored, there is also a throwback ...

23 September 2014

Gotham episode 1 review

The streets of Gotham are dark, yet bustling, and Selina Kyle is on the prowl. Already a master at taking what isn't hers, she's thieving and then feeding the stray ...
16 September 2014

Cilla review - Sheridan Smith shines

Red wig. Check. Prosthetic dentures. Check. Talent. Check. And everything that made Cilla Black such a warming personality that the nation embraced? Check. Sheridan Smith has it all. Constantly flitting between ...
7 September 2014

The Secrets episode 1 review - Olivia Colman and Alison Steadman shine

Olivia Colman opens the first episode of BBC's new five-part drama The Secrets, subtitled 'The Dilemma', and stepping into the role of a six month pregnant mother-to-be, Pippa. She's facing troubling ...

5 September 2014

Chasing Shadows episode 1 review

Reece Shearsmith is back on ITV with brand new four-part drama Chasing Shadows, and this time he's taking on the role of Asperger's-suffering DS Sean Stone. The trouble this show immediately ...

4 September 2014

Wentworth Prison series 2 episode 1 review - 'sparkling full-on return to form'

Channel 5 premiered the first episode of the second series of Australian prison drama Wentworth Prison last night, and after such a fantastic first outing many wondered whether it would ...

25 August 2014

BoJack Horseman review

I had high hopes for BoJack Horseman. The voice talent involved (Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris etc.) is any producer's dream, and the teasers and trailers for the most-part ...

17 August 2014

Mission Blue review

Doctor Sylvia Earle is one of the most famous oceonographers and eco-activists on the planet, and became the public face for marine science after taking part in some extraordinary and ...

8 August 2014

Cuckoo series 2 episode 1 review

Now in its second series, BBC Three British sitcom Cuckoo was looking for a new addition with the death of its titular character played by Andy Samberg back in 2012, ...

7 August 2014

The Great British Bake Off returns - did it rise to the top on BBC One?

NOTE: Elimination spoilers The Great British Bake Off is back, with a brand new and well-deserved BBC One Wednesday night slot after hooking millions of viewers in past series and securing ...
21 July 2014

Total Divas UK premiere review

Last night saw the premiere of Total Divas on E!, bringing the drama out from behind the WWE curtain as some of the world's leading female wrestlers prepared for the ...

15 July 2014

Royal Marines Commando School review

Channel 4 kicked off its documentary series Royal Marines Commando School last night, and whilst I was expecting a lot of shouting, not too much emotion and drama blown out ...

10 July 2014

Extant season one, episode one review - 'Re-Entry'

Molly Woods has a beautiful house. That's one of the first things you learn about Halle Berry's latest television role in the series premiere of brand new sci-fi thriller Extant. The ...

6 July 2014

True Blood season 7 episode 1 review - 'Jesus Gonna Be Here'

NOTE: Spoilers Credit: FOX And so it's the beginning of the end. Season 7 is rearing its head in the way of the UK after premiering over two weeks ago in America, ...
16 June 2014

Game of Thrones season 4 finale recap & review - 'The Children'

NOTE: Spoilers Usually we get an hour or so of downtime during the last episode of a Game of Thrones season. Loose ends are tied up and the mess from episode ...
13 June 2014

Orange is the New Black season 2 review

NOTE: Spoilers Credit: Netflix Now that all is said and done and we've had a week to digest the 13 new Orange is the New Black episodes, we're all up to speed, ...

12 June 2014

Bates Motel season 2 review

NOTE: Spoilers Freddie Highmore plays Norman Bates Now that Bates Motel has closed its doors on another season, we can't wait to see just what is in store when the cast return ...

9 June 2014

Game of Thrones season 4 episode 9 review - The Watchers on the Wall

NOTE: Spoilers Credit: Sky Atlantic Never have giants ever looked so fantastic. Riding atop their mammoths they almost look elegant but their sheer brutality is exposed when the biggest battle in Game ...