02nd Feb2016

‘The X-Files 10×03: Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

 “It’s a reminder that no matter how overwhelming our anxieties might be, they will soon be resolved when we are dead and buried for all eternity.” Thus does the preposterously Teutonic psychiatrist prescribe a walk in the graveyard as a cure for life’s angst. Even life’s most terrifying and mysterious questions, he asserts, have answers. […]

01st Feb2016

‘The Venture Bros 6×01: Hostile Makeover’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s a Sicilian thing.” It feels like the Earth was young the last time The Venture Bros was on the air, but here we are again at the start of a brand new season. Season 5 ended in flames, death, and an accordion-driven rendition of The Crash Test Dummies’ ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm’ along with the […]

26th Jan2016

‘The X-Files 10×02: Founder’s Mutation’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Note the letter-opener sticking out of his head.” ‘Founder’s Mutation,’ a much stronger episode than last night’s The X-Files premiere, finds a balance between mythology and the human condition and then hums along in that sweet spot. If the story of an egotistical scientist conducting experiments on his own children is perhaps a little shopworn in the […]

25th Jan2016

‘The X-Files 10×01: My Struggle, Part 1′ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“If I’m putting my ass out there, I need to know it’s hanging by more than just a very slender thread.” After eight years of radio silence, the number stations are spinning back up. Returning to the air with the inauspiciously-named ‘My Struggle,’ The X-Files manages to wed frenetic pacing and herky editing to David Duchovny’s affectless […]

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22nd Jan2016

‘WWE: Best PPV Matches 2015′ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Watching WWE: Best PPV Matches 2015 the hope is to see the big fights from the WWE, and for us to have a year in review. What we get is exactly that, a year in which WWE showed a need for a revolution, and not only in the Diva division… At the beginning of the […]

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14th Jan2016

‘Arne Dahl: The Complete Second Season’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

When I got Arne Dahl: The Complete Second Season to review, I hoped that I’d be able to pick up the show without having to watch the first season. Luckily this is the case, and I was introduced to another good dose of Nordic Noir… Arne Dahl follows the A Unit, a group of elite police […]

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08th Jan2016

‘WWE Hell in a Cell 2015′ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Older wrestling fans remember Hell in a Cell fondly. It used to be the cage that saw the debut of Kane, that Mick Foley threw himself off (and through) all the time, and of course The Undertaker made iconic. Now, as we arrive at WWE’s Hell in a Cell 2015 it is just another name […]

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06th Jan2016

‘Steven Universe 2×23: Steven’s Birthday’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“If I can just keep this up for the rest of my life, no one will suspect a thing.” Steven Universe is not made for me. This is good and correct, as it is made for children and the alternate Earth where it’s packed full of references to Hellraiser and soundtracked with deep cuts from Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s discography is […]

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05th Jan2016

‘Steven Universe 2×22: The Answer’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“There’s still time!” “That is a nice thought, but no.” Love is a key component of the fabric of Steven Universe, a force the show treats as both weapon and comfort. It’s also a subject the show has displayed immense maturity in dealing with, but there’s very little to get into when it comes to ‘The […]

04th Jan2016

‘Peep Show: Series Nine’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

If I ever had a problem with Peep Show, it is that the characters aren’t particularly nice people. They like to think they are, particularly Mark (David Mitchell) with his snobbish selfish view on life and Jeremy (Robert Webb) …who is just Jeremy. In the end for me it’s the people like Super Hans (Matt […]

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31st Dec2015

‘Toast of London: Series Three’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

There is something very likable about Matt Berry, and it’s not just his awesome voice. The fact that we see him in many British comedies shows just how talented he is, and with Toast of London: Series Three we see him at his best. It would be easy to believe that Steven Toast is Matt […]

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27th Dec2015

‘Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Christmas episodes of Doctor Who are normally irrelevant stories that don’t connect to the main series, and manage to be a little more light-hearted. This is why what we get with The Husbands of River Song is total fan service and the perfect coming together of Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston. When The Doctor (Peter […]

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22nd Dec2015

‘The Bridge: The Complete Season Three’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

With my main experience of The Bridge coming from one of its remakes, The Tunnel, I did wonder if it would be a mistake jumping straight in with The Bridge: The Complete Season Three. Thankfully I found that it was a very good move to make… When a woman is found murdered and placed in […]

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14th Dec2015

‘WWE TLC 2015′ Recap & Review

by Phil Wheat

Tables, Ladders and Chairs matches haven’t really been the same since the Attitude heyday of Edge & Christian and The Hardy Boys but still the WWE perserve with the pay per view each and every year. 2015 looks set to be an interesting PPV with – at least on paper – a few matches that […]

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09th Dec2015

‘Owen Hart: Hart of Gold’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you are a WWE fan over a certain age you’ll find it hard to believe that there are wrestling fans out there who don’t know who Owen Hart was… A wrestler who died way before his time, this release may be controversial but it is also a fitting tribute to one of the best wrestlers […]

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06th Dec2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×12 – Hell Bent’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

A show like Doctor Who sometimes needs to do the unexpected, and that is what Doctor Who: 9×12 – Hell Bent does. What I think I will call this episode is “fan service” because that is exactly what it is, in all the right ways Continuing from Heaven Sent The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is now […]

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30th Nov2015

‘River’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

To make a detective show stand out these days there has to be something a little different about it. It needs to stands out from the huge crowd of ones that already have huge fan bases. River is one that not only has Stellan Skarsgård to catch people’s interest, but a decidedly macabre twist. John […]

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29th Nov2015

‘Doctor Who: 9×11 – Heaven Sent’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

A few weeks ago with Sleep No More, I said that it was a Doctor Who experiment that had failed. With Doctor Who: 9×11 – Heaven Sent though, they’ve tried something new again, but this time brought us a season highlight which next week’s finale will have trouble topping. After the events of Face the […]

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27th Nov2015

‘Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Following a stellar year, including an Emmy win for her sketch series Inside Amy Schumer and a box office smash, Trainwreck, Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo features Schumer in her first HBO stand-up special directed non-other than by award-winning comedian/writer/actor/director Chris Rock. Taped before a live audience at New York’s iconic Apollo Theater, Amy […]

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24th Nov2015

‘Jethro Live: 40 Years the Joker’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

Growing up I remember seeing a lot of comedians on television, one that always stood out was Jethro. With his “West Country” voice and his way of telling a story, he was always funny when he made an appearance. With Jethro Live: 40 Years the Joker he takes back to the stage for one last […]

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24th Nov2015

‘Gravity Falls 2×19: Weirdmageddon II – Escape From Reality’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Aaaand this is worse than the apocalypse.” Escape From Reality is officially the penultimate episode of Gravity Falls. The series will come to an end sometime in early 2016 with an hour-long finale, not a cancellation but a planned conclusion by creator Alex Hirsch. Here’s hoping the last hurrah has a little more oomph than this one. Escape From Reality is […]

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23rd Nov2015

‘WWE Survivor Series 2015′ Recap & Review

by Phil Wheat

As we head into this years Survivor Series there’s not only the loss of the current WWE champion to deal with but also an apparent terrorist threat to deal with too. No wonder the WWE let Lillian Garcia blast out “The Star Spangled Banner” as loud and as bold as as she possibly could!  That […]

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