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  • The (Interrogation) Room Where it Happens: ‘Clarice’ shows her teeth…

    Back from the recent siege events, Clarice is eager to push for answers about the home invasion and potential serial-killer captive that she still feels masks a greater agenda. The arrested man, Karl Wellig is in no mood to talk or give the team the answers they want. The...
  • Clarice: ‘Ghosts’ haunt a siege-perilous for Agent Starling…

    With the political and job fall-out from her recent decisions to go against orders, Clarice is fully expecting to be shipped back to the basement offices of Behavioural Science, which she doesn’t mind. But before any paperwork can be put in motion the team are called to a farmhouse...
  • NCIS: Adieu to New Orleans… Aloha to Hawaii…

    The NCIS franchise is one of television’s most notable success stories. It all began as a 2002 spin-off from JAG and the main NCIS show led by Mark Harmon (which emerged in 2003) has now eclipsed all other contenders, currently in its eighteenth year.  There have been further spin-offs including...
  • Pandemics & Procedurals: Doug Aarniokoski on making killer serials…

    Since the days of his early directorial debut Highlander: Endgame, Doug Aarniokoski has made his name as one of the most strong and reliable go-to directors for primetime television. He’s helmed multiple episodes of Criminal Minds, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Limitless, Bull, Blue Bloods, SWAT and others. He’s also firmly...
  • Queen’s Gambit: New ‘Equalizer’ is a familiar-formatted royal rumble….

    To her daughter, Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) might be a tired charity co-ordinator who has finally decided to give up her high-flying job to spend more time at home, but her offspring doesn’t realise – and doesn’t need to know – that mom was actually a high-ranking covert operative...
  • Discovery: Smoke+Mirror Universe provides convenient exit strategy…

    Georgiou finds herself second-guessing her reactions now that she appears to be back at a key moment in her reign within the Mirror Universe reality.  Given her experiences in the ‘Prime’ universe since crossing over, she’s got a unique perspective that hasn’t softened her so much as made her...
  • Discovery’s ‘Terra Firma’ darkly mirrors some looser logic…

    As Philippa Georgiou’s condition worsens, a restricted, archived file may hold some explanations, but it’s the Discovery’s own, evolving computer-system that throws up the slightest of chances of a cure. Georgiou herself would rather go out fighting than felled by an enemy she can’t hit or insult, but Michael...
  • CBS announces episodic cuts for primetime dramas…

    CBS are the first American tv network – but surely not the last – to announce that the episodic count for many of their primetime series are being reduced. Because of COVID, many of the dramas started production far later than normal and have had to operate under far...
  • Positive Result? CBS All Access will rebrand + more in 2021…

    ViacomCBS announced on Tuesday that their  CBS All Access platform (currently the home on offerings such as the latest Star Trek shows, The Good Fight, The Twilight Zone and the upcoming The Stand) will be re-branding in 2021 and will be called Paramount +. The given reason is that the service...