• The Walking Red: BBC’s Martians invade period drama…

    It’s 1905 and George Lynton (Rafe Spall) is a journalist still looking for his first real scoop and facing the quiet wrath of his brother Frederick (Rupert Graves), a government spokesman, who has distanced himself from George over the latter leaving his wife for his truer love, Amy (Eleanor...
  • NEW-TV: Hard Wayne, Soft Sell – Will Rose rise as ‘Batwoman’?

    Three years ago Batman disappeared and though the citizens of Gotham have looked to the skyscrapers and spires, there’s been no sign of their Dark Knight in all that time. Some think he’s dead, others that he simply deserted them. In the meantime, Crow Security has stepped into the...
  • The X Factions: What next for TWD’s tenth series (and beyond)?

    It’s been confirmed on the eve of the tenth season debut that The Walking Dead will be back for an eleventh run next year and that Lauren Cohan will be returning full-time as Maggie. Neither news is hugely surprising… the show is still at the forefront of the AMC...
  • Pennyworth: No bats – but bloodied, bespoke and very British…

    Alfred Pennyworth has served his country and now intends to serve himself. Trying to escape the bad memories of the things he did on a far off battlefield, Alfred is still young enough to carve his own future on his own terms and he wants to set up a...
  • NEW-TV: More than ‘The X-orcist Files’, ‘Evil’ delivers the goods…

    Dr. Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers of Westworld) balances the everyday job of being an ‘expert scientific witness’ with a willingness to hear opposing viewpoints and challenge them. More often than not, she’s hired to challenge alibis, excuses and motives and she’s very good at analysing deception.  However, she’s more...
  • NEW-TV: ‘Stumptown’ sees Smulders jonesing for trouble…

    Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) may have bravely served her country, but it seems her best days are behind her. She might like to think of herself as a sharp-witted, sharp-tongued operator, but her card-sharp skills aren’t as good as she thinks and she owes the local Portland casino an...
  • NEW-TV: Tolman emerges as maternal key in ABC mystery…

    When a power-failure sweeps across the Long Island area, knocking out electricity and cell-phones, local sheriff Jo Evans (Allison Tolman)  is quickly roused from sleep and – making sure her father Ed (Clancy Brown) and daughter Bree (Ashley Aufderheide) are okay – rushes to the scene of what seems...
  • NEW-TV: Payne, Sheen and gloss – ‘Prodigal Son’ fits crime template…

    When Malcolm was still a young boy he discovered his father, a famous and respected high-society doctor, Martin Whitly (Martin Sheen) was a notorious serial-killer and though  Whitley was subsequently captured and imprisoned, it’s had a profound effect on his son’s mental health.  Decades later, Malcolm, now going by...
  • Criminal Intense: Netflix’s procedural thinks inside the box….

    Criminal is actually a twelve-episode anthology split over four continents, three in each of the principalities: UK, France, Germany and Spain, with only the set remaining largely unchanged between them. (This review is solely for the UK section for the moment!). The casts are different, the crimes are varied,...