The second episode of Lovecraft Country moves slightly away from the commentary of the Black experience in 1950s America (though that is still there) and turns the dial up to eleven on the weirdness. People who were worried that the show would take its time getting into the magic, rituals, and spells need not worry. It’s episode two and we are immersed in a world of secret sects and portals to other dimensions. And it comes at you like a high-speed train.Read More Lovecraft Country – ‘Whitey’s On The Moon’ Review
Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country is the new show from HBO, with some very talented people behind the scenes. And they have spared no expense. Coming at possibly the best time for a story like this, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he travels across Jim Crow-era America to locate his father, who has mysteriously disappeared. Anyone familiar with the book will know that this is only the beginning, and things get very strange, very quickly.Read More Lovecraft Country – ‘Sundown’ Review
A review of Steven Soderbergh’s gorgeous and unique cancelled TV show.
The Knick aired on Cinemax back in 2014–2015 and gave us 20 excellent episodes.Read More The Knick – Series Review
In an attempt to get the struggling comicbook industry back on its feet, Negan Lives! is a call to get people back into stores and buying comics.
And it’s a fun one-shot in its own right, filling in some of gaps left after The Walking Dead’s final issue and setting up possible adventures in the future.Read More Quick Review – ‘Negan Lives!’ by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
Pretty much no one watched The Leftovers when it first aired, despite it’s critical acclaim. It has since gone on to be considered one of the (if not the) greatest TV show of all time, with most critics citing it as their number one. Learning from his mistakes from the tail-end of Lost, showrunner Damon Lindelof dives once more into the mystery here. But more so than the mistakes and unanswered questions, Lindelof builds on the things that made that previous show so great; the big questions, theological debates, the wackiness, the thrilling science-fiction madness of it all. With an outstanding all-star cast, A+ production values, and more depth than any other show I’ve seen, The Leftovers just might be the best TV show of all time.Read More The Leftovers – Series Review
Westworld is back! And it’s bringing with it a slightly reduced run of episodes, but a more streamlined story. There are still mysteries – this is Westworld after all – but not as many.
This season has split opinion in the fanbase, more so than even the divisive second season. But despite a change of location and some swanky cyberpunk visuals, this is the same show we fell in love with way back in 2016.Read More Westworld Season 3 Review
Action-expert Gareth Evans turns his hand to television for this insane nine-part epic.Read More Gangs of London – Review
One day, everyone on earth stops dying. But it soon becomes clear that this is far from the miracle that it first seemed.
It’s up to what’s left of Torchwood to solve the case – with help from a few new American friends.Read More Torchwood – ‘Miracle Day’ Review
Going into The Expanse, I knew very little about it. I knew it was based on the book series by James S. A. Corey (the pen name of co-authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) and I knew it was very well received by critics and fans alike.
The thing that grabbed me most about it, however, was the love people seemed to have for the show, even bringing it back from the brink of cancellation when SYFY decided to prematurely end the show’s run. Having now binged the first season in a couple of days I can safely say I am all in on The Expanse too.Read More The Expanse – Season 1 Review
Torchwood returns for a third season – but things have changed. Airing on a new, bigger channel across five consecutive nights – and with the episodes cut down from 13 to 5 – does ‘Children of Earth’ feel like the Torchwood of old?Read More Torchwood – ‘Children of Earth’ Review