Category Archives: TV

There are very few shows that I review every single episode for (basically Doctor Who and Sherlock right now) because in most cases there’s not enough new happening on a week by week basis to justify a review. Those sorts of reviews end up more recap than anything else.

However I watch a fair number of genre shows and I like to post the occasional review to give my impressions on how things are going. That’s what you’ll find in this section.

1200 TV Review: Marvel’s Jessica Jones S01E01 — S01E03

While DC comics basi­cally owns network tv adap­ta­tions of comic book char­ac­ters, Marvel Comics has been setting out to do some­thing radi­cally different with its Netflix series. Dare­devil set a very high bar giving is a dark explo­ration of  a street level vigi­lante. Marvel’s Jessica Jones  is even darker and quite possibly better. I say that having only watched the first … Continue reading TV Review: Marvel’s Jessica Jones S01E01 — S01E03

Photo : Copyright © Simon Ridgway, 2015 / +44 (0)7973 442527 / / / 20.02.15 : Doctor Who Series 9 Block 2. Doctor Who Review: S09E01 — The Magician’s Apprentice

Don’t spend too long thinking about the title, its signif­i­cance is likely not that great and besides you’ll need to concen­trate to catch every­thing that’s going on in this episode. Despite being the return of two-parters (some­thing I am terribly happy about)  there is no notice­able slowing of Doctor Who’s break-neck pace here. If anything Moffat goes … Continue reading Doctor Who Review: S09E01 — The Magician’s Appren­tice

1280x720-Ds7 Star Trek: Renegades Review

There is a long tradi­tion of Star Trek fan produc­tions and over the years the drive to come closer and closer to produc­tion quality has been impres­sive. While I’ve seen a lot of Star Trek over the years I wouldn’t desig­nate myself as a fan of the show specif­i­cally. In truth I actu­ally prefer the recent movies to any of the … Continue reading Star Trek: Rene­gades Review

doctor-who-cyberman-moonbase Doctor Who Review: The Moonbase

The second outing for peren­nial Doctor Who villains the Cybermen and Patrick Troughton’s first meeting with them is a less than thrilling affair. Even allowing for the much slower pace of a all the 60s Doctor Who there’s still some­thing partic­u­larly stagey about this adven­ture. Moon­base uses the base-in-peril format that was the template for this period … Continue reading Doctor Who Review: The Moon­base

Constantine TV Review: Constantine

Thir­teen episodes and that is likely all you get for Constan­tine. Offi­cially it hasn’t been cancelled yet, but the odds are piled up so high against it, you’d be better to assume it was and avoid disap­point­ment. So what went wrong? John Constan­tine is a DC Comics char­acter perhaps best known for the long running Hell­blazer comic … Continue reading TV Review: Constan­tine

1939689_640810859351855_869998885696590894_o TV Review: Agent Carter

Two episodes into Marvel’s latest TV venture Agent Carter I feel like I have a good enough grasp on the series to pronounce it great. It’s not impor­tant or worthy tv. It’s not pushing the bound­aries or remaking tv drama in any way. But it is wonder­fully fun, and that’s what I want from a tv series. It’s basi­cally a glorious mixture of … Continue reading TV Review: Agent Carter