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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 – Hotel

The fifth season of American Horror Story is set in the Hotel Cortez in down town Los Angeles. Having been build in the 1930’s by a property magnate, the once glamourous hotel has become a vintage relic with some rather unusual long term occupants who are mostly on the wrong side of dead.

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TV REVIEW: American Horror Story – Freak Show

The formula of American Horror Story is quite unique in that each season uses mostly the same cast but changes the characters and settings and then tells a dark and disturbing tale. Mr O and I watched the first three seasons when they came out but then somehow lost track of the show and stopped watching. A friend recently reminded me of it and as past seasons are on Netflix, I decided to catch up a bit.

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TV REVIEW: The Good Place – Season 2

[SPOILER ALERT] If you have not watched Season 1 of The Good Place it might be best not to read this review. While it doesn’t have spoilers for season 2, it does mention the big reveal at the end of season 1.

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TV REVIEW: Line of Duty – Season 3

When a suspect is shot during a chase the armed police team claims they were acting in self defence but the forensics recovered by AC-12 suggest that there is more to the story. The plot thickens further when the team leader, Danny (Daniel Mays) is killed in a scuffle with his other team members and another member of the squad commits suicide.

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TV REVIEW: Line of Duty – Season 2

A couple of years after the DI Gates controversy, AC-12 has moved on and Dot Cottan (Craig Parkinson) is now the team’s DI. When a protected witness is killed in an explosion during a transfer, it initially seems like a confusing mistake but as DS Arnott (Martin Compston) and DC Fleming (Kate McClure) start to look at the circumstances surrounding the incident, suspicion is cast on Missing Persons DI Lindsay Denton (Keeley Hawes) who was driving the vehicle.

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