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  • Gotham: season one, episode 1

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 25th September 2014

    Since the dawn of time, man has struggled with the eternal question. Should Batman be camper than a chicken, or dark and embittered, brooding in the shadows and all miffed, like? Well, here's FOX's solution: how about a bit of both? (Spoiler-free.)

  • Beaver Falls

    TV Review | Alex Gregg | 25th August 2011

    A quintessentially American summer camp gets invaded by three rowdy Brits. Cue embarrassment, sexual antics, several 'oh my gaaawd's and a boat-load of those life-defining moments. The title says it all really.

  • Sherlock - A Scandal in Belgravia

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 2nd January 2012

    (*chants*) Sherlock's got a girlfriend, Sherlock's got a girlfriend! (*ages by five years*) Sherlock's a virgin, Sherlock's a virgin! (*ages by fifteen years, clears throat*) Good evening. Here is a serious review of Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia, which was transmitted by the British Broadcasting Corporation last night.

  • Hell on Wheels: The Complete Third Season DVD

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 22nd August 2014

    No one makes engaging drama about the people who built the first British railways, do they? No, we just get documentaries about it on BBC4 presented by men in cardigans. Did the British railway pioneers spend half their time shooting folk, throwing back sippin' whisky and frequenting mobile brothels? Probably not, and anyway, no one wants to see them do it.

  • Orange is the New Black: season one

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 7th August 2013

    Women's prison fiction has a proud tradition of providing jollies for the adolescent male. But Orange is the New Black, Netflix's latest original series, missteps horrifically in its positive depiction of women as rounded characters whose concerns extend further than lezzing each other off in the shower.

  • Masters of Sex: The Complete First Season DVD

    TV Review | Iain Robertson | 1st August 2014

    You can imagine the pitch meeting for Masters Of Sex: "It's like Mad Men – but with boobs!" Whilst it's not an entirely inaccurate description – there's lots of attractive people in fabulous period costumes, smoking, slow-burning plots aplenty and, yes, boobs (not to mention a never-ending parade of other body parts, both male and female) – it's very much its own show. For a start, at no point in Mad Men does anyone brandish a dildo called Ulysses, although Don could probably do one hell of an ad campaign for it.

  • Line of Duty: season two, episode five

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 18th March 2014

    Yes, that six-minute long shot at the end of True Detective's fourth episode was amazing. But in episode five of Line of Duty, there was something just as groundbreaking.

  • Teen Wolf

    TV Review | Matt Looker | 15th July 2011

    It's sultry, angst-y and bonafide teeny, but is it anything like the Teen Wolf we already know and laugh at? Of course not. They might as well have called it Goonies for all the similarities it bears.

  • Luther – season two opener

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 15th June 2011

    Ooooh, Luther's back. And this time, he's mad. Actually, he's not that mad. I'd been led to believe he would be by that trailer where he smashes up the office backwards. Right, I'm calling Points of View. Is that still on?

  • USA Today: Rookie Blue

    TV Review | Fiona | 13th August 2010

    A weekly look at newly minted shows from our Stateside cousins. This week it's the turn of Rookie Blue, ABC's new police drama. It's set in Canada, but doesn't feature a single mountie. There better be at least one deaf wolfhound or I'm going to kick off.