Category Archives: TV

TV REVIEW: Anne with an E – Season 1

Growing up I was a huge fan of L.M. Montgomery’s series of books about Anne of Green Gables. I read the whole series as well as all the follow up books. They were absolute childhood favourites of mine. Recently I discovered that Netflix had made a TV series about Anne’s adventures. I was extremely sceptical because the books were so perfect but I decided to give it a go anyway.

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TV REVIEW: AJ and the Queen – Season 1

Ruby Red/Robert Lee (RuPaul Charles) is a legendary New York drag performer who has been saving his entire life to open his own club. On the eve of signing the lease to his club, Robert discovers that his boyfriend of five months, Damien (Josh Segarra) has stolen all his money and vanished.

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TV REVIEW: Pose – Season 2

Season 2 of Pose sees the world of Ballroom explode into the mainstream when Madonna’s hit single, Vogue tops the charts. Suddenly the world wants to know all about the subculture and the legendary children become de rigeur. But it’s not all sunshine and roses though. Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) and Pray Tell (Billy Porter) face the reality of their HIV status. Damon (Ryan Jamaal Swain) and Ricky’s (Dyllón Burnside) relationship hits serious issues. And Angel (Indya Moore) takes on the modelling world while trying to keep her secret under wraps.

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TV REVIEW: Doctor Foster – Season 2

It’s been two years since Doctor Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones) “won” the war against her cheating ex, Simon (Bertie Carvel) and sent him slinking off to London with his mistress. She got the car, the house, their son, Tom (Tom Taylor) and all their friends and is living a pretty peaceful life. That is until a red envelope slides through the door. It’s an invitation for Tom to attend a party celebrating Simon’s marriage to Kate (Jodie Cormer). Simon has bought a massive house in Parminster and he’s back with his new family and a new business.

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TV REVIEW: You – Season 2

Following the reappearance of Candace (Ambyr Childers) and her promise to get revenge, Joe (Penn Badgley) has no choice but to leave New York and start again. He heads off to Los Angeles, which he imagines is the last place anyone would look, as it’s literally his worst nightmare.

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TV REVIEW: The Witcher – Season 1

Witcher, Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) travels The Continent as a monster hunter for hire, reviled by the very people he works for. On finding himself in the court of Queen Calanthe of Cintra he is unexpectedly granted the “law of surprise” meaning that he will become responsible for a child not yet born.

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TV REVIEW: Shrill – Season 1

Overweight Annie Easton (Aidy Bryant) is an aspiring journalist who works at a Buzzfeed-style online journal owned and managed by, Gabe Parrish (John Cameron Mitchell). She lives with her best friend, lesbian Fran (Lolly Adefope) and spends too much of her time sneaking out of the back of her sort of boyfriend, Ryan’s (Luka Jones) house.

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TV REVIEW: The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance – Season 1

It wasn’t until fairly recently that I watched the original Dark Crystal movie and fell a bit in love with it. It made me both excited and apprehensive for the Netflix prequel series. Would it stay true to the original in all its mad, puppet glory? Would the story be as touching and engaging? Would it be as immersive? The film is so special so the series had a very big shoes to fill.

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TV REVIEW: Tales of the City – Limited Series

Regular readers of this blog will know that I watched and reviewed three previous mini-series based on the Tales of he City novels by Armistead Maupin. All of that was kicked off by seeing this series come up on Netflix. I started watching it and realised I had missed too much in between reading the first book and this follow up to the original series and wasn’t entirely sure what was going on or who everyone was.

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TV REVIEW: Doctor Foster – Season 1

Dr Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones) has a seemingly perfect life. She’s happily married to successful property developer, Simon (Bertie Carvel), she’s the head doctor at her medical practice, she has a good relationship with her son, Tom (Tom Taylor) and a bustling social life. But when she finds a blonde hair on Simon’s scarf she starts to suspect he may be cheating on her and the whole foundation her life is built on starts to crumble.

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TV REVIEW: Don’t F**k With Cats – Limited Series

When a disturbing video of a man torturing cats is published online a group of Internet investigators attempt to track him down sending them down a rabbit hole they were not prepared for.

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TV REVIEW: Marcella – Season 2

It’s been some time since the events from season one and Marcella’s (Anna Friel) life has changed. Jason (Nicholas Pinnock) has moved in with a new partner. Tim (Jamie Bamber) has taken over the department and she’s more disconnected from her children than ever. What hasn’t changed is that she’s still having blackouts… and people are still getting murdered.

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TV REVIEW: His Dark Materials – Season 1

Many years ago I read the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman and got really sucked into his alternative universes/religious dogma narrative. I was super excited to see that the BBC/HBO had decided to make this into a TV series after the less than stellar film adaptation so I dived straight in and watched it as it was released one episode as a time.

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TV REVIEW: The End of the F***ing World – Season 1

James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) are weirdos. James believes he is a psychopath and has disturbing fantasies about killing people. Alyssa feels displaced by her mother’s new family and has absolutely no filter or sense of self preservation.

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TV REVIEW: The Crown – Season 3

Season 3 of Netflix’s iconic series about the British monarchy starts with the election of Harold Wilson (Jason Watkins) as Prime Minister and spans to Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee. This time the key events are the Aberfan disaster, the Apollo 11 moon landing, Prince Charles’ investiture and the death of the Duke of Windsor.

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TV REVIEW: Further Tales of the City – Miniseries

Watching the third instalment of the Tales of the City series was a bit tricky since it’s not available on any streaming service I subscribe to or any of the free apps. The other two were on All4 but I couldn’t find this one anywhere but YouTube… which meant I could not download it for commute watching. I am not entirely sure I should have bothered.

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TV REVIEW: Marcella – Season 1

Former detective, Marcella Backland (Anna Friel) returns to work after an eleven year old cold case suddenly seems revived. It’s not the best time though as her husband, Jason (Nicholas Pinnock) has just left her and she’s been having weird unexplained blackouts. Now she’ll have to navigate a team that isn’t sure if they can trust her uncanny gut instincts and her act now think later approach alongside the implosion of her personal life.

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TV REVIEW: Good Girls – Season 2

Season 2 of Good Girls sees the three best buds falling ever deeper into the criminal underworld. And as the stakes get higher the impact of their misdeeds spread wider and wider to their loved ones with devastating effects.

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TV REVIEW: Good Girls – Season 1

Three suburban moms all facing money problems decide to rob the grocery store that one of them works in. Beth’s (Christina Hendricks) hapless husband, Dean (Matthew Lillard) has cheated on her a defaulted on the mortgage. Her sister, Annie (Mae Whitman) is facing an expensive custody battle. And Ruby’s (Retta) daughter needs a kidney transplant.

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TV REVIEW: American Horror Story – 1984

The latest season of American Horror Story takes us back to the 80’s to a world obsessed with aerobics, rock music and big hair. Camp Redwood has just been reopened years after a terrible massacre that left only one survivor, Margaret Booth (Leslie Grossman), the now camp director. Five counsellors head to the camp to start their jobs but it soon becomes apparent that nothing is what it appears and that the camp holds more secrets and ghosts than you can shake a stick at.

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