Tag : television

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

TV | Live in Space – Out of this world

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It is perhaps unsurprising that Channel 4 should be the first to produce a TV show in space, given its track record of filming the dangerously absurd. It seems there’s very little left on earth to satisfy the demands of its viewers. Yet this series does not disappoint. Channel 4’s collaboration … Read More

TV | The X Factor – Are the votes finally in?

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X Factor has dominated the Saturday night prime time slot since what feels like the beginning of time, but it may finally be coming to the end of its long reign, as Simon Cowell takes desperate measures to try and boost the show’s falling ratings. In what has been hailed … Read More

TV | Shetland – Dark and intense yet cheesy drama

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If you like your crime drama cheesy, yet dark and intense then Shetland, adapted from Ann Cleeves’ best- selling novels, is the show for you. The series has all the hallmarks of Broadchurch: murder in a small rural community is sure to cause a stir, and the nostalgia of a … Read More

TV | Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure – An aesthetic delight for eyes and ears alike

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This series sees the return of the Hairy Biker duo, Dave Myers and Si King, as they explore the culinary delights of Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong and South Korea. The array of settings is nothing short of sensational, ranging from mountain tops to forest groves, heaving markets to coastal Edens. … Read More

TV | Ant & Dec – What's their enduring appeal?

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The start of the eleventh series of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is upon us, which presumably, still provides some entertainment for at least a few families around the country, but after 12 years of the same two faces, making the same jokes just in different settings, how are … Read More

TV | First Dates – A dating show with a difference?

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First Dates is Channel 4’s latest attempt to spice up the rather stagnant pool of TV programs about dating. It strays away from the game show format prominent in recent shows like Take Me Out and the (frankly awful) Love Machine, and tries to keep it as simple as possible, … Read More