THE PURSUIT OF LOVE | TV Review

Based on a novel by Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love was a lavish period miniseries from the BBC and Amazon Studios as it explores the lives of two young women during the Interwar period. Linda Radlett (Lily James) and Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham) are cousins and best friends. Linda is a romantic who has a troubled love life.… Continue reading THE PURSUIT OF LOVE | TV Review

HIS DARK MATERIALS SEASON 2 | TV Review

His Dark Materials has returned for a second season. Based on the second novel of the trilogy, The Subtle Knife, the second season expands the story beyond Lyra’s World. Lyra (Dafne Keen) and Will (Amir Wilson) have traveled through portals in their respective worlds and find themselves in a city only inhabited by children. The young pair… Continue reading HIS DARK MATERIALS SEASON 2 | TV Review

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 12 | TV Review

The Thirteenth Doctor returns for a second season of Doctor Who. It was a season that managed to be an improvement over Series 11 and was still able to annoy fans. The Doctor and her companions reunite for more adventures across time and space. Their journey sees them conflict with familiar foes, meet historical figures, and… Continue reading DOCTOR WHO SERIES 12 | TV Review

KILLING EVE – Beautiful Monster | TV Review

The third season of Killing Eve is reaching for its end game with the penultimate episode “Beautiful Monster.” Despite being injured in her last mission Villanelle gets assigned another assassination by Hélène (Camille Cottin). In London, Carolyn looks for evidence that her boss is a member of The Twelve, and Eve discovers a potential way… Continue reading KILLING EVE – Beautiful Monster | TV Review

KILLING EVE – Are You From Pinner | TV Review

“Are You From Pinner” sees a more personal and vulnerable side of Villanelle as she returns home to Russia. Villanelle goes back Mother Russia to find her family using the information Konstantin gave her. She returns to reunite with mother and brother and meets her half-brother for the first time. It comes as a shock… Continue reading KILLING EVE – Are You From Pinner | TV Review

KILLING EVE – Still Got It | TV Review

“Still Got It” was a unique episode of Killing Eve as it divides its story into individual perspectives. After discharging himself from a psychiatric hospital, Niko has returned home to Poland. Because of this Eve has fallen into a depression but given hope when Niko sends a photo. Villanelle finally gets promoted to be a… Continue reading KILLING EVE – Still Got It | TV Review

KILLING EVE – Meetings Have Biscuits | TV Review

After two episodes that set up the plotline for the season to come Killing Eve‘s third season starts to hit its stride with the third episode, “Meetings Have Biscuits.” Eve, Carolyn, and Bitter Pill start to look through Kenny’s research about The Twelve and how it links to his death. They find a potential lead… Continue reading KILLING EVE – Meetings Have Biscuits | TV Review

KILLING EVE – Management Sucks | TV Review

“Management Sucks” continues to set up the season plotline that was established in the first episode. Kenny has been killed and his death has been declared a suicide, despite Eve (Sandra Oh) and Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) knowing better. Both Carolyn and Kenny’s employer (Danny Sapani) attempt to bring Eve in to help investigate Kenny’s death… Continue reading KILLING EVE – Management Sucks | TV Review

KILLING EVE – Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey | TV Review

Everyone’s favorite Russian psychopathic assassin is back with the third season of Killing Eve. The first episode of the new season picks up after the events in Rome. Following the botched mission in Rome, Villanelle (Jodie Comer) has gotten married. However, her wedding day gets interrupted when her former trainer, Dasha (Harriet Walter), arrives and… Continue reading KILLING EVE – Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey | TV Review

Noughts + Crosses | TV Review

The TV adaptation of Noughts + Crosses is a story of two people from different races who fall for each other in a world filled with prejudice. 700-years-ago the Aprican Empire has conquered most of Europe, including the British Isles. During this period the population of Albion has split into two classes: the dark-skinned Crosses… Continue reading Noughts + Crosses | TV Review

Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS – The Worst Adaptation Possible

H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds is considered one of the author’s best works, and it set the standard for alien invasion stories. Under the stewardship of Peter Harness and Craig Viveiros, the BBC adaptation takes the story back to a period setting. The year is 1905: Britain rules the waves, and the… Continue reading Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS – The Worst Adaptation Possible

Review: HIS DARK MATERIALS SEASON 1 – A Dark Adaptation of an Excellent Book Series

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy is an acclaimed, ambitious, and controversial series of young adult novels. The TV series was equally ambitious, being the most expensive British TV series ever made. In an alternative world that’s similar yet different to our own there is a young orphan called Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen). She lives… Continue reading Review: HIS DARK MATERIALS SEASON 1 – A Dark Adaptation of an Excellent Book Series

What is HIS DARK MATERIALS and Why You Should Be Excited

The His Dark Materials trilogy is one of my favorite series of novels – a fantasy that sprawls multiple worlds and focuses on a war for reality itself. It is being turned into a TV series for the BBC and HBO and the first full trailer was recently released. It already shows a lot of promise and… Continue reading What is HIS DARK MATERIALS and Why You Should Be Excited

Review: GENTLEMAN JACK SEASON 1 – A Fresh Take on the Period Drama

Gentleman Jack is one of the big prestige shows of 2019 – a period drama that was made by the BBC and HBO. It is a show that history enthusiasts will immediately enjoy. In 1832 Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) returns to her family home in Yorkshire after having her heart been broken in Paris. Miss Lister… Continue reading Review: GENTLEMAN JACK SEASON 1 – A Fresh Take on the Period Drama

Review: KILLING EVE SEASON 2 – Witty, Violent, and Utterly Compelling

The first season of Killing Eve was one of the biggest shows of 2018. It became known for its memorable characters and dark, twisted humor. It earned numerous awards and praise for its stars, so the new showrunner had a lot to live up for the second season. The second season picks up 30 seconds… Continue reading Review: KILLING EVE SEASON 2 – Witty, Violent, and Utterly Compelling

Review: DOCTOR WHO “Resolution” – The Best Chibnall Episode So Far

Instead of a Christmas special Chris Chibnall gives fans of Doctor Who a New Year episode. This special marks the first time Chibnall uses a classic villain. Chibnall has had a lukewarm start as a Doctor Who showrunner, but this episode is a true “resolution” for this season. Over 1,000 years ago, all of humanity united and (barely) won… Continue reading Review: DOCTOR WHO “Resolution” – The Best Chibnall Episode So Far

Review: DOCTOR WHO “It Takes You Away” – A Bold, Wacky and Somewhat Problematic Episode

Last week’s Doctor Who episode “The Witchfinders” was a return to a classic style story. “It Takes You Away” follows in that vein, turning a small story into something larger. The Doctor and her companions find themselves in modern-day Norway. They discover a blind girl, Hanna (Ellie Wallwork) is living alone. She states that her father… Continue reading Review: DOCTOR WHO “It Takes You Away” – A Bold, Wacky and Somewhat Problematic Episode