Tag : television

TV | Utopia – ‘Going places others can’t and won’t’

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  For those anticipating the new series of Utopia, Monday’s opener may have come as an initial disappointment. While fans were itching to discover the fates of our protagonists, instead the season began with an unnerving step back in time. Without a single lead character, and complicating the plot further … Read More

TV | The Honourable Woman – Nothing is what it seems in this exceptional spy thriller

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A tight close-up of a blade and the swish of metal on metal, but the camera pans out to show it’s only a wire bread basket and tongs. A waiter neatly lines the basket with a napkin and fills it with bread, laughing and joking with other staff in the … Read More

TV | Freeview Flicks of the week – Star Trek, The Raid and Ghostbusters

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Our weekly LSi best freeview flicks picks are here! This week we take a trip on the USS Enterprise, kick some arse and call up the ghost busters! MONDAY – Star Trek (Film4 21:00) In 2009, the very talented J.J.Abrams did something very remarkable; he made Star Trek, a franchise … Read More

TV | Orange is the New Black – Back Behind Bars for Series Two

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Netflix has released its second season of the original series Orange Is the New Black, and a great hype has quite rightly followed. This prison dramedy may well be the most important television show not actually on television, being well-written, well-acted and well-scripted. What makes this show most interesting is … Read More

TV | 24 – Live Another Day – Absurd but adored

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It’s absurd, but we adore it. 24 was always ridiculous. In the space of 24 hours, none of the main characters went to the toilet, ate or drank. The show is action thriller interspersed (undeliberately) with science-fiction. There are major plots with sub-plots and sub-plots within the sub-plots that will … Read More

TV | Boxset Essentials – Green Wing

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So the next set of essay deadlines and exams are looming, which clearly means it’s the right time to start a new TV series and take your mind off revision. Green Wing is everything we look for in a true British comedy; the right combination of absurdity, surrealism, sexual innuendo … Read More

TV | Freeview Flicks of the week – Reservoir Dogs, Big Fish and The Social Network

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Our weekly LSi best freeview flicks picks are here! This week we argue over who has to be Mr. Pink, get extremely drunk and witness the birth of Facebook. MONDAY – Black Narcissus (More4 11:25) Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger are responsible for some of the most important films … Read More

TV | Fargo – Finally a television adaptation that does not disappoint

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‘Aw jeez, here we go again’, another television series influenced by a popular and rather brilliant film. Normally this leads only to disappointment, anger and a review including of a list of all the things wrong with it. Thankfully, this is not the case with Channel 4’s Fargo though. Executively produced by … Read More

TV | Crimson Field – WWI period drama at its best

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In recent years, Sunday evenings have become renowned as prime television real-estate for period dramas, with shows such as Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife providing the perfect end to the weekend in a wave of nostalgia and cups of tea. Over the past few weeks, however, the British public … Read More

TV | Freeview Flicks of the week – Braveheart, Holes & The Artist

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Our weekly LSi best freeview flicks picks are here! This week we go running, try to stop a bomb on a train and discover the world of silent cinema. MONDAY – Fast Girls (Film4 19:15) This low-budget British film was released in the build-up to the Olympics to excite audiences … Read More