Tag : television

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

TV | Star-Crossed – A desperate attempt at an extra-terrestrial Twilight

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Congratulations go to the production team of Star-Crossed for their valiant attempts to sandwich not only every American high-school stereotype, but also every alien-invasion cliché into a mere forty-two minutes. It was a heroic task indeed, and one which they largely succeeded in. The series charts the romance which blossoms … Read More

TV | New Worlds – A history that lacks the drama

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New Worlds is the long-awaited sequel to the 2008 drama The Devil’s Whore, in which Andrea Riseborough and John Simm appeared as a 17th-century pair whose beliefs drew them right to the epicentre of the English Civil War. New Worlds once again created by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant, and … Read More

TV | Inspector De Luca – Masterful Italian detective drama

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First shown in 2008, Inspector De Luca is the new Italian detective drama to compete with the Scandinavian haven that we’ve all grown accustomed to on BBC4. The TV series is set in 1938 when Italian Fascism was still a major force in European politics. At the seaside resort of Riccione … Read More

TV | W1A – Does it live up to it's predecessor, Twenty Twelve?

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From the makers of Twenty Twelve, W1A is the new BBC comedy show recycling the Twenty Twelve the  main character, Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville). Fresh from screwing up his role as head of the Olympic Deliverance Commission, he is now ‘Head of Values’ at the BBC, a job title that … Read More