Category Archives: TV

TV REVIEW: Rick and Morty – Season 2

After six months, Rick (voiced by Justin Roiland), Morty (also voiced by Justin Roiland) and Summer (Spencer Grammar) decide to unfreeze time and reconnect with the rest of the world, including Beth (Sarah Chalke) and Jerry (Chris Parnell). This time the whole family gets involved in Rick and Morty’s adventures making for an even crazier collection of experiences than in the first season.

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TV REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Season 2

Season two begins with a grieving Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) heading north with his companions, groom Halig (Gerard Kearns) and warrior nun, Hild (Eva Birthistle). Having lost both his love and his best friend, he decides it is time to try to win back his lands in Bebbanburg. Not an easy task with no army.

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TV REVIEW: Rick and Morty – Season 1

Morty (voiced by Justin Roiland) lives with his warring parents Beth (voiced by Sarah Chalke) – a horse heart surgeon – and Jerry (voiced by Chris Parnell) – an unemployed ad exec. Also in the Smith household is Morty’s popularity obsessed sister, Summer (voiced by Spencer Grammar) and his alcoholic scientist grandfather, Rick (also voiced by Justin Roiland).

Rick is both a genius and a sociopath with an endless taste for outlandish adventures. With his portal gun he is able to open pathways to multiple dimensions but roaming the multiverse is boring without a companion/lackey so Rick decides to bring Morty along for the ride.

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TV REVIEW: Dirty John – Season 1

Three times divorced, Debra Newell (Connie Britton) feels like she has finally found the real thing when she meets John Meehan (Eric Bana). He’s successful, intelligent and attractive and treats her like a queen. Debra is head over heels in love and John has an answer for evetyhing so all the early red flags and her children’s disapproval seem unimportant.

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TV REVIEW: The Good Place – Season 3

Season 3 kicks off with Michael (Ted Danson) intervening in the four humans’ lives to prevent their deaths. His hope is that by giving them the opportunity to live their lives again that they’ll live better lives and get into The Good Place legitimately.

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TV REVIEW: Luther – Season 5

Season 5 sees Luther (Idris Elba) back in the field with new partner. Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku) comes from the private sector and Schenk (Dermot Crowley) tells Luther under no uncertain terms he needs to play by the book.

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TV REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Season 1

After Saxon Uhtred’s (Alexander Dreymon) father is killed by marauding Danes he is taken as a slave by Earl Ragnar (Peter Gantzler) and his lands are handed over to his opportunistic uncle. Ragnar becomes fond of Uhtred and chooses to adopt him raising him as a son alongside his own son, Young Ragnar (Tobias Santelmann). Uhtred is happy living as a Dane but when Ragnar’s enemy Kjartan (Alexandre Willaume) murders him and Uhtred is blamed he has no choice but to escape with, fellow slave, Brida (Emily Cox) and return to Saxon land.

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TV REVIEW: Luther – Season 4

Season 4 of Luther is short and intense, comprising of just two episodes, which I think were a Christmas special when they were aired. Although there is no festive content in the episodes.

It starts with Luther (Idris Elba) on a leave of absence and living a quiet life in a remote village. However the peace is shattered when two detectives arrive from London requesting his help with an extremely disturbing case.

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TV REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – Season 4

Season 4 of Peaky Blinders begins with the Shelby family and their associates separated by the terrible deal Tommy (Cillian Murphy) made at the end of season 3. Feeling betrayed, they are keen to start their own lives away from Tommy and his relentless ambition. When a threat is made by the Changretta family, they will have no choice but to bury their differences and come together.

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TV REVIEW: American Crime Story: The Assasination of Gianni Versace

In July 1997 Andrew Cunanan (played by Darren Criss) murdered world famous fashion designer, Gianni Versace (played by Edgar Ramirez) outside Versace’s  Miami mansion, sparking a nation wide manhunt. This murder and the events that preceeded it are the topic of the second season of American Crime Story.

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TV REVIEW: Luther – season 3

After her humiliation in season two, Erin Gray (Nikki Amuka-Bird) has a new partner in trying to investigate Luther’s (Idris Elba) alleged corruption. DSU George Stark (David O’Hara) is ruthless, vicious and will stop at nothing to get his man.

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TV REVIEW: The Sinner – Season 1

One beautiful summer’s day on the beach, young mum, Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel) snaps and murders a man with seemingly no provocation. Cora pleads guilty but detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) is convinced there is more to the attack than what is immediately obvious and sets to uncover the truth.

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TV REVIEW: You – Season 1

From the moment aspiring writer, Beck (Elizabeth Lail) walks into the bookshop Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) is obsessed with her. From his inner monologue we discover he’s decided it’s love at first sight. He quietly believes he already knows everything about her and what is missing from her life is him.

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TV Review: Luther – Season 2

Season 2 sees Luther (Idris Elba) struggling to cope with his wife’s murder and considering leaving the police force. Of course starting a new life is not as easy as it looks, especially when there are killers on the loose.

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TV Review: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

I quite enjoy a bit of true crime and when people started talking about the Ted Bundy tapes on Netflix I found it irresistibly intriguing. For those who don’t know, Ted Bundy is an American serial killer who was executed in 1989 after being convicted of the murder of over 30 women.

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TV REVIEW: Outlander – Season 4

Season 4 of Outlander sees Claire (Catriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) attempting to start a life in colonial America. As always things are not easy. They lose all their money to a robbery by a pirate called Stephen Bonnet (Edward Speelers), face serious moral questions when it comes to slavery, are forced to choose sides between the ruling redcoats and the rebellious regulators and have to negotiate with the indigenous locals.

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TV REVIEW: American Crime Story – The People vs OJ Simpson

A friend of mine who is really into true crime series recommended this to me knowing that I am a fan of American Horror Story. American Crime Story shares the same producers and follows a similar anthology format, although this time each season dramatises and particular very public criminal case. In this case, the murder trial of O.J. Simpson.

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TV REVIEW: Luther – Season 1

This is another highly acclaimed BBC drama where I am a bit late to the party. I have heard of Luther before but never got around to watching it until loads of my friends started raving about the new season. I decided I had better catch up and see what all the fuss was about.

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TV REVIEW: American Horror Story – Cult

The seventh season of American Horror Story is a very different beast from its predecessors. For the first time the focus is not on humans interacting with supernatural elements but rather the monstrous things we do to each other when we are afraid.

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TV REVIEW: American Horror Story – Roanoke

In some ways it is quite hard to describe the fifth season of American Horror Story and it took me a good few episodes to even orientate myself. It starts off as a paranormal documentary portraying the allegedly true experiences of a couple, Shelby (Lily Rabe/Sarah Paulson) and Matt Miller (Andre Holland/Cuba Gooding Jr) who buy a house in a remote farmstead in North Carolina.

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