Category TV Reviews

BoJack Horseman Season 2 Review – The Quest for Species Equality

What came first, the chicken or the artificial insemination? Animals say the funniest things! Or would, if they could. Which in BoJack Horseman, they can. Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s Netflix original comedy series has garnered admiration for its unflinchingly dark – yet hilarious – twist on the opulent Hollywood lifestyle.  It’s almost as crazy as the creator’s […]

TV Review – Boardwalk Empire Season Four – 3/5

Directors: Tim van Patten, Alik Sakharov,Allen Coulter, Ed Bianchi et al Cast: Steve Buscemi, Michael Kenneth Williams, Kelly Macdonald, Patricia Arquette, Michael Shannon, Stephen Graham, Jack Huston, Shea Whigham, Gretchen Moll, Margot Bingham Lucky Nucky, he got them Atlantic city leeches feeding off him like sucky sucky, but then relations go yucky and he has […]

TV Review: BoJack Horseman Season One – 3/5

  ”Baaaaack in the nineties,I was in a very famous TeeeeVeeeee showwwwww” Those wistful lyrics, which drift towards you from your TV screen (or laptop/smartphone/tablet) at the end of each episode of Netflix original comedy BoJack Horseman, fully encapsulate the essence of the show, reminding you that this is more than a light hearted sitcom… […]

TV Review: Black Mirror (Season 1) – 4/5

Charlie Brooker wrote this exquisite set of superbly acted dramatic near future scenarios back in 2011, but I only managed to catch it recently. It’s compelling – if uncomfortable – viewing, and if you struggle with concepts about the illusory nature of the self and existentialism then it might send you into a downward spiral […]

TV Review: True Detective Season One – 5/5

Director: Cary Fukunaga Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Dunn, Michael Potts ‘Alright, alright, alright?’ No, Matthew. ‘Best TV show ever, best TV show ever, best TV show ever?’ Now you’re talking. HBO’s latest flagship, True Detective, is genuinely the most engaging television series ever made, and in writer Nic Pizzolato it has […]

TV Review: Babylon – 4/5

Director:  Danny Boyle Cast:  James Nesbitt, Brit Marling, Paterson Joseph, Adam Deacon   Danny Boyle is getting around; Olympic ceremony MC, Oscar Winner, financial backer of Manchester’s new HOME arts project… the list goes ever on, and his fingers grow ever more submerged in pie. New Channel 4 series Babylon  is Mr Boyle’s latest project, […]

TV REVIEW: SHERLOCK: SERIES 3

With an average of 9 million viewers per episode aired (not even including I-player catcher- uppers or the vast ‘Cumberbabe’ army that rests outside of these hallowed shores) it’s safe to say that the BBC’s latest Sherlock series was a smashing success. This modern adaptation of the life and times of the World’s ‘Almost’ Greatest […]