02nd May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×02: Home’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I wasn’t drowning, I was home.” Bran Stark stands among the dead. Watching his father, uncle, and aunt at play through the power of his second sight, he is bewitched by the idea of returning to a family lost to him forever. But when he returns unwillingly to the waking world he is confronted at […]

26th Apr2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

This week we stay on the road to Payback in the aftermath of WrestleMania season. The roster has been shuffled up a little and some new faces are plodding around Raw, Smackdown and NXT. Let’s see what this past week brought us, shall we? RAW (18th April 2016) Results: Chris Jericho beat Sami Zayn via […]

25th Apr2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×01: The Red Woman’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“All I could think about when she died was what would happen to her now. every day, every night, what does mama look like now? Has she started to bloat? Has her skin turned black? Have her lips peeled back from her teeth?” Cersei’s monologue about her childhood obsession with her mother’s corpse is ‘The Red […]

20th Apr2016

‘Better Call Saul 2×10: Klick’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“DON’T.” The unknown messenger’s letter to Mike is a road sign as plain as any you could ask for. Passing it means oblivion, the annihilation of the self through the act of murder, and in the end Mike is still, for now, the man who can’t pull the trigger. He has maybe ten lines in […]

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19th Apr2016

‘Vinyl 1×10: Alibi’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Whatever happens tonight, I remain confused.” Vinyl closes its first season by cutting back and forth between Richie and Zak across a crowded room. It’s meant to remind us that the two men share a few too many secrets, and that the burden of guilt on Richie’s shoulders is far from lifted. It’s also almost completely […]

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13th Apr2016

‘Better Call Saul 2×09: Nailed’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Who’s the guy who won’t pull the trigger?” You can’t change the consequences of your actions. You can’t uncrack your brother’s skull or drag a kind-hearted stranger whose face you never saw out of his unmarked desert grave. Whatever joy you had before from the actions that led you to that one un-take-backable moment is tainted […]

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12th Apr2016

‘Vinyl 1×09: Rock And Roll Queen’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Stop covering your cock!” A fistfight in an elevator, a rock ‘n roll threesome, an indoor bat hunt, and some literally balls-out photography gave ‘Rock And Roll Queen,’ this week’s swing-for-the-fences episode of Vinyl, more than its share of lustful life. It’s an episode that bucks blandly traditional band narratives, tossing aside the dull idea of […]

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12th Apr2016

‘Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you are an old school fan of ECW there are certain factions and stars that tend to stand out. For me the Dudley Boyz were one such faction. In ECW, WWE, and beyond they created a pathway to destruction that has made them one of the best tag teams in history. Straight Outta Dudleyville: […]

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11th Apr2016

‘Haven: Season 5 Volume 2 – The Final Episodes’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you are going to watch a television show, the worst time to start is in its final episodes. I found myself doing this though for the recent release of Haven: Season 5 Volume 2 – The Final Episodes. What I found though was a show that I really enjoyed and will be investing my […]

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07th Apr2016

‘Doomwatch: Series 1-3 – The Remaining Episodes’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

If the BBC realised how beloved their old shows would become, they might have taken greater care of them. And while Doomwatch: Series 1-3 – The Remaining Episodes may not feature every episode of the show thanks to the BBC’s archiving issues, it still stands up as a very good boxset. For fans of the […]

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06th Apr2016

‘Better Call Saul 2×08: Fifi’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Oh, and point me to your best copier.” Better Call Saul is a filmmaker’s delight, a showcase for more cinematic tricks and techniques than most major motion pictures. Director Larysa Kondracki brings us into ‘Fifi’ with a continuous four-minute shot following a smuggler across the Mexican border, through customs, and into the embrace of the […]

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06th Apr2016

‘Vinyl 1×08: E.A.B.’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“That’s a skeleton. Everybody’s got one.” There’s a good show buried somewhere inside the increasingly clunky heap that is Vinyl, a program currently wasting what has to be the steeliest performance of Olivia Wilde’s career in between leaden celebrity lookalikes and unexceptional scenes of rock ‘n roll bravado. ‘E.A.B’ has moments of fun, from a great opening […]

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02nd Apr2016

‘Wynonna Earp: Episodes 1&2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Dominique Provost-Chalkley | Created by Emily Andras The Wild West has been a long-held fascination in American culture, with hundreds of movies, books and TV shows produced around the subject. There has even been crossover with science-fiction before, with the beloved (yet short-lived) Joss Whedon show Firefly. Well […]

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30th Mar2016

‘Better Call Saul 2×07: Inflatable’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s exactly what I would have done.” So that’s where his suits come from. Jimmy’s odious wardrobe, part of a calculated campaign of self-sabotage meant to force Cliff Main into firing him without cause so that he can keep his fat corporate signing bonus, are a master class in how to connect the dots between […]

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28th Mar2016

‘Vinyl 1×07: The King and I’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“One must be like water.” ‘The King and I’ is a fucking frustrating episode of Vinyl, which is turning into a fucking frustrating show. There’s that Elvis cameo, lightning from a clear sky, and to either side of it are fields of mayonnaise. Events play out like someone’s checking off squares on a prestige drama bingo card. […]

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25th Mar2016

‘Heroes Reborn’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Henry Zebrowski, Toru Uchikado, Clé Bennett, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Rya Kihlstedt, Gatlin Green, Judith Shekoni | Created by Tim Kring It seems 2015/2016 shall be marked as the TV season that saw the resurgence of old shows reborn in mini-series form (or “event series” […]

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25th Mar2016

Competition: Treat Yourself This Easter With The Best In TV!

by Phil Wheat

Treat yourself this Easter with this unmissable DVD package of must-watch TV from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, including: Arrow The Complete First Series featuring all 23 episodes from the first season of this US action drama based on the DC Comics hero Green Arrow. After being shipwrecked and stranded on an island for five years, […]

24th Mar2016

‘House of Cards 4×10 – 4×13: Chapters 49-52′ Review

by Catherina Gioino

The end is nigh—or so we think. In the final episodes of House of Cards season four, we come to terms with what’s going on from the start: Claire and Frank never truly loved each other but rather are a political union made for world domination. A modern day Catherine the Great married to Alexander […]

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23rd Mar2016

‘Better Call Saul 2×06: Bali Ha’i’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Are you sure about that?” Jimmy and Mike are very different people going through very different things, but the beats of their stories often share a theme. It’s the glue that holds their parallel tales of corruption together, especially since season 2 has them walking paths that seldom intersect. ‘Bali Ha’i’ gives us two stories in […]

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22nd Mar2016

Superhero cop show ‘Powers’ comes to Spike

by Phil Wheat

Powers is the latest comic adaptation – based on the Marvel/ICON comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming – from the team who produced The Walking Dead which turns the concept of superheroes on their head and asks: what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t heroic at all? For those […]

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22nd Mar2016

‘Vinyl 1×06: Cyclone’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“The logo looks like a toilet.” Bobbie Cannavale and Olivia Wilde are spitting blood, soul, sweat, and venom into this show. With a strong supporting cast (aside from a few weak links like James Jagger) working around them, they form an energized dynamo of human dysfunction that beats and thumps at the heart of the show. For […]

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22nd Mar2016

‘The Venture Bros 6×08: Red Means Stop’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“My marriage is falling apart and I’ve been masturbating to hentai because I can’t connect to real people.” ‘Red Means Stop’ is a frustrating conclusion to a frustrating season of television. It introduces a monstrously enjoyable new character in Clancy Brown’s Red Death, a sort of perverse apotheosis for the show’s ideas about the impossibility […]

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