Saturday, 29 August 2015

HANNIBAL, 3.13 – 'The Wrath of the Lamb'


★★★★

For the last time, a reminder: this review is scheduled alongside Thursday's broadcast in Canada. This finale airs tonight in the U.S on NBC, and Wednesday in the UK on Sky Living, so proceed at your own risk of spoilers...

Friday, 28 August 2015

FRAME RATED: w/e 28 August 2015


Below are the last week's posts from FRAME RATED, the new site I'm editing and writing articles for. I hope more of you have bookmarked us now, visit daily, and have maybe even followed our Twitter so you don't miss updates. Or subscribe to the RSS feed, if that's more your style.
BANSHEE - Season Three, by Simon Cocks.
Blood Feud: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN vs THE STRAIN, by Dan Owen.
SHOW ME A HERO - Part Two, by Sarah Hughes.
UK Premiere: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, by Alex Mullane.
HANNIBAL, 3.12 - 'The Number of the Beast is 666...', by Andrew Bemis.
ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, by Simon Cocks.
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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Catching up with... BANSHEE, season one


I almost pine for the days when American television effectively shut up shop over summer, because it at least gave you a chance to catchup with the good TV you missed from across the pond. Nowadays there are dozens of great shows airing all year round, many during the only slightly quieter summer, so it's a real struggle to find time to watch everything. Or even 50% of the best stuff. Still, the last few weeks of of August is the closest thing to a TV drought we still have, so it's the only time I can consider watching any overlooked recommendations. And this past weekend, that's been Cinemax's Banshee.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

2015/16 TV Season: The Shows I'll (Probably) Be Watching...


Hey, everyone! It's been another slow week here, sorry, but I've been maxed out with some exciting Frame Rated developments and real-world concerns. And besides, I'm sure you're all aware there's not much happening in the world of TV and film right now. I've been using the time to catch up with Rectify, actually—the Sundance Channel drama about a man on Death Row given an unexpected reprieve two decades into his sentence. Three seasons have already been made, but they only amount to 22 episodes, so it felt like an easy enough catch-up before the September-October wave of TV crashes ashore. And with that in mind...

Monday, 24 August 2015

Frame Rated: Blood Feud - FROM DUSK TILL DAWN vs THE STRAIN


Yesterday over at Frame Rated: I wrote a lighthearted feature comparing vampire dramas FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and THE STRAIN, which both return to the UK on 26 August (on Netflix and Watch, respectively). Click here to give it a read!

TV Picks: 24-30 August 2015 • Celebrity Big Brother • Educating Cardiff • From Dusk till Dawn • Narcos • The Strain • The X Factor


Below are my picks of the most notable new shows, returning or premiering on UK screens over the next 7 days...

Saturday, 22 August 2015

HANNIBAL, 3.12 – 'The Number of the Beast is 666...'


★★★★

Once again, to remind everyone, this review is scheduled alongside Thursday's broadcast in Canada. This episode airs tonight in the U.S on NBC, and Wednesday in the UK on Sky Living, so proceed at your own risk of spoilers...

Friday, 21 August 2015

Sponsored Post: 5 Hopes & Desires for FEAR THE WALKING DEAD


It's odd to remember the idea of putting zombies on television was non-commercial just a decade ago, as the brain-eating dead were deemed too extreme for home audiences. The millennial success of zombie films like Resident Evil, Shaun of the Dead and the Dawn of the Dead remake paved the way for AMC to risk commissioning The Walking Dead in 2010—a weekly drama based on Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore's 2003 comic-book series. It's a horror drama that regularly attracts 15 million viewers in the U.S, on a cable channel that would otherwise class 3 million as a big hit.

FRAME RATED: w/e 21 August 2015


Below are the past seven day's posts from FRAME RATED, the new website I'm editing and writing for. I hope more of you have bookmarked the site now, remember to visit daily, and have kindly followed our Twitter so you don't miss any updates. Or subscribe to the RSS feed, of course.
HALT AND CATCH FIRE - Season Two, by Dan Owen.
40 Years of ILM: 6 Unforgettable Moments, by Andrew Bemis, Dan Owen & Josh Winning.
SHOW ME A HERO - PART ONE, by Sarah Hughes.
DOCTOR WHO novels - "Royal Blood", "Big Bang Generation" & "Deep Time", by Frank Collins.
HANNIBAL, 3.11 - "... and the Beast From the Sea", by Andrew Bemis.

Monday, 17 August 2015

TV Picks: 17-23 August 2015 • The Americans • Nightingale • The Scandalous Lady W • Show Me a Hero • Top Coppers


Below are my picks of the most notable new shows, returning or premiering on UK screens over the next 7 days...