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Television review: A Bridge Too Far #ecoterrorism

Spoiler alert – frank discussion of the plot of the first two episodes of season two of The Bridge. Oh dear. I didn’t see the first season, but it seems to have been your standard “serial killer pursued by fat … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: On a Hide-ing to Nothing (or “If I had a Hammer House of Horror”)

Schmaltz, arm-waving and shouting, mis-casting, tediousity over and over and over. And those were its good bits. Okay, maybe my expectations were too high (I judged it by the trailer). And maybe I latched onto the mis-casting of Dougray Scott … Continue reading

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TV Review: This Un-life, aka Season One of “The Walking Dead”

There are rules to zombie apocalypse novels/films/books/graphic novels (This is not Nam, after all, even if the walkers are called “geeks”). The protagonist has to be “out for the count” when it all kicks off. So Somebody Shot the Sheriff … Continue reading

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Doctor Who review: Cold War, aka “Worriers of the Deep”

Review of first episode pending. I dodged a bullet, it appears, by not seeing the second one. “Cold War“ It’s 1983, possibly quite late in the year (Mark Gatiss may well know about Able Archer 83). A Soviet submarine is … Continue reading

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Television review: Grain of Truth in “The Entire History of You”

A good friend has insisted that “Black Mirror” is must-see TV. So the other night, after rather a lot of beer, veggie kebabs and amid tequila and pistachios, he took one for the team and signed up to Four on … Continue reading

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Doctor Why oh why oh why

Smarter people than me will have eviscerated the atrocity that was the Dr Who Christmas special. So I will make only these random fulminations – Stephen Moffat is going down the Russell T Davies mawkishness road. Somebody has to ask … Continue reading

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TV Review: The Simpsons and repressed memories

Haven’t seen an episode for yonks, haven’t watched it consistently for ten years or so, because there were simply too many duff (ha ha) episodes. Bumped into this one – in which Homer is hypnotised to the age of 12 … Continue reading

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TV Review: “Covert Affairs” – mesmerisingly bad

Think a demented mash-up of Sex and the City and the first Die Hard film, with the outtakes of the American re-make of Nikita thrown in for the lulz. I watched this episode of yet another example of the Fascist … Continue reading

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