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You should be watching Motherland (VIDEO)

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  Transcript: So I finished watching Motherland last week. It’s a BBC sitcom about overwhelmed mothers (and one father) in a London suburb, trapped by their schedules and the only local coffee shop… Continue reading

Atomic Blonde: A Spy Movie Gone Rogue

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Atomic Blonde (directed by David Leitch) is a movie that adores pastiche, but it also adores subverting tropes. It borrows the visual and storytelling language of Bond films and Le Carre novels and… Continue reading

The Night Manager Re-View

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The BBC has a solid history of adapting le Carré novels. With The Night Manager the BBC manage to make another solid le Carré adaptation. The problem is that it is solid by… Continue reading

Spooks: 2.1 to 2.4 Re-View

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What’s a ‘Re-View‘? For starters it is either a horrible pun or a horrible abbreviation. For us it means we’re watching old shows or films and reviewing them. We’re ‘re-viewing’ them, or viewing… Continue reading

Spooks: 1.1 to 1.3 Re-View

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What’s a ‘Re-View‘? For starters it is either a horrible pun or a horrible abbreviation. For us it means we’re watching old shows or films and reviewing them. We’re ‘re-viewing’ them, or viewing… Continue reading

Elementary: ‘The Smartest Show in the Room’

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What’s the best Sherlock Holmes adaptation set in contemporary times? If you said Sherlock you’re wrong. It’s actually Elementary. I’ll go into reasons for why it is the better of the two soon,… Continue reading

Happy Valley: A Review

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Happy Valley debuted on BBC back at the tail end of April with very little fanfare. But over the course of it’s six episodes it gained a strong following through word of mouth… Continue reading

Why is Malcolm Tucker a hero?

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Next month begins the new series of Doctor Who. The most significant feature of the upcoming series is that it will be the debut series of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. The role… Continue reading