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TV REVIEW: Marcella – Season 3

At the end of the chaos of season two we left Marcella (Anna Friel) living under a bridge and presumed dead after having a complete mental breakdown. Season three sees her deep undercover having taken up Frank Young’s (Hugo Speer) offer of a new career. She’s worked her way into the sinister Northern Irish Maguire criminal family in the hopes of taking down their numerous operations. It won’t be easy though as Marcella’s mental state is extremely unstable, her former boss, Rav Sangha (Ray Panthaki) is investigating a linked crime and Frank’s reasons for investigating the Maguires aren’t completely professional.

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TV REVIEW: The Umbrella Academy – Season 2

Following Five (Aidan Gallagher) and the other Hargreaves siblings failed attempt to stop the apocalypse at the hands of their sister, Vanya (Elliot Page) Five attempts to jump them back in time. Things don’t quite go according to plan and although all the siblings arrive in Dallas, Texas in the 1960’s they all arrive in different years. By the time Five surfaces they’ve all started new lives… and there is a new apocalypse coming.

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TV REVIEW: Bridgerton – Season 1

Set in Regency era London, Bridgerton follows the lives of the eight Bridgerton siblings as they navigate the challenges of upper class society in the Ton.

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TV REVIEW: The Fall – Season 2

Season two of The Fall picks up so seamlessly from season one that in my binge-watch I didn’t immediately realise that I had moved onto a new season. While the first season was focused on the murders and Gibson (Gillian Anderson) discovering the connection between them, this season sees a game of cat and mouse develop between Gibson and Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan).

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TV REVIEW: The Crown – Season 4

Season 4 of British Royal famly drama, The Crown, focuses largely on Prince Charles’ (Josh O’Connor) early marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales (Emma Corrin) and Margaret Thatcher’s (Gillian Anderson) time as Prime Minister.

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TV REVIEW: The Queen’s Gambit – Limited Series

The Queen’s Gambit follows the trials and tribulations of Beth Harmon (Isla Johnston/Annabeth Kelly/Anya Taylor-Joy) as she makes a bid to become the greatest chess player in the world.

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TV REVIEW: The Fall – Season 1

After the daughter of a prominent Northern Irish developer is murdered, Senior Investigator, Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) is called in to do an enquiry into the case. It doesn’t take her long to connect the case to a series of killings of professional women in Belfast, all of whom look similar. Is there a serial killer on the loose.

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TV REVIEW: Criminal: UK (Season 2)

Last year Netflix treated us to Criminal a collection of three part mini-series that focused on crime suspects being interviewed in connection with a crime. The original version featured interviews taking place in the UK, France, Spain and Germany each with their own nuances and procedures. Earlier this year Criminal came back with a second edition of the UK version, this time featuring four interviews.

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TV REVIEW: Dear White People – Volume 3

The third volume of Dear White People sees Sam (Logan Brown) returning to campus disillusioned after her meeting with Rikki Carter. And she’s not the only one. Lionel (DeRon Horton) is writing fiction under a pen name and exploring the LGBTQ scene on campus with D’Unte (Griffin Matthews), Troy (Brandon P. Bell) is immersed in Pastiche and Reggie (Marque Richardson) is reforming his life around his new mentor. As the group try to come to terms with their evolving identities and relationships with each other, things are as complex as ever.

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TV REVIEW: Dead to Me – Season 2

Season two of Dead to Me kicks off with Jen (Christina Applegate) reeling after Steve’s demise and lying to Judy (Linda Cardellini) about the exact details of the incident.

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TV REVIEW: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – Limited Series

Turning to scary stuff of the more real variety, today’s Halloween week review looks at I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, a recent miniseries from HBO (available on Sky/NowTV in the UK).

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TV REVIEW: The Haunting of Bly Manor

It’s the spookiest time of the year so when I saw that The Haunting of Bly Manor had appeared on Netflix a couple of weeks ago it seemed like perfect timing.

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TV REVIEW: How to Get Away With Murder – Season 1

Every year unconventional Criminal Law professor, Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) chooses five students to be her interns. In exchange for this opportunity they must work for free for her law firm alongside her two assistants, Frank (Charlie Weber) and Bonnie (Liza Weil), doing whatever it takes to win cases.

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TV REVIEW: Dear White People – Volume 2

Season 2 of Dear White People picks up after the dramatic conclusion of season one. Sam (Logan Browning) and Gabe (John Patrick Amedori) are apart and at war, Troy (Brandon P. Bell) has ruined the future political career his father dreamed of for him and Reggie (Marque Richardson) is struggling with the trauma of being held at gunpoint. Meanwhile Sam and Lionel (DeRon Horton) are chasing down a mysterious Secret Society while Sam is plagued by a Right Wing troll.

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TV REVIEW: Dear White People – Volume 1

Set at a fictional Ivy League college called Winchester, Dear White People, takes the film of the same name and turns it into a series exploring the lives of a handful of its Black and Biracial students.

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TV REVIEW: Normal People – Limited Series

Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) are in the same class but they live in different worlds. Marianne’s home life is one of privilege and in school she is seen as an odd ball, know it all snob. Connell’s mother cleans Marianne’s house and Connell is part of the popular in-crowd. What they do have in common is an undeniable attraction to each other. They begin a relationship that Connell wants to keep secret, which kicks off a cycle of them appearing in and out of each others’ lives as they attempt to leave their hometown of Sligo and grow up.

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TV REVIEW: Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich – Limited Series

By now we have all heard of Jeffrey Epstein, a man who sprung to notoriety when the victims of his predatory behaviour began to speak out and implicate several extremely well known men. His highest profile associate being Prince Andrew, a member of the British royal family. Following his arrest he appeared to commit suicide, taking a wealth of disturbing information to the grave. Recently his partner, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested by the FBI for her part in Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, the question stands now as to how long before she is silenced.

This documentary looks into Epstein and his victims.

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TV REVIEW: Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files

As some of you might know, 22 June is Windrush Day, named after the famous Empire Windrush ship that docked in Britain carrying several hundred Caribbean workers. These workers were invited from British Commonwealth countries which were former British colonies to come to the “motherland” and help rebuild the country following World War II. In this documentary, historian, David Olusoga examines how the Windrush arrivals were received and the devastating immigration policies that impacted them and their children.

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TV REVIEW: Gangs of London – Season 1

Finn Wallace (Colm Meany), the head of the consortium of gangs that runs London, has been murdered and the question on everyone’s lips is who killed him and why?

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TV REVIEW: What We Do in the Shadows – Season 2

I was a huge fan of the first series of What We Do in the Shadows, which is a spin off of the film of the same name so I was super excited to see what the next season would bring. New Jersey vampire housemates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetrio) and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) are back for their mockumentry series along with their long suffering familiar, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén).

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