20th Apr2015

‘Game of Thrones 5×02: The House of Black and White’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Now matter how many times you call her “mhysa,” she is nobody’s mother.” Being a woman in Westeros is a raw deal.  Whether you’re a lowly wildling or a queen you’re going to live under the constant threat of abuse, war, kidnapping, and worse.  No matter how high women climb, no matter how hard they […]

20th Apr2015

‘Mad Men 7×10: The Forecast’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“They love the lobby, but the emptiness is a problem.” Mad Men very nearly pipes in a cymbal crash after Don’s real estate broker delivers her withering assessment of his empty penthouse.  What she’s talking about, of course, is Don, and there’s no shortage of people lining up to inform him that he’s a smooth, good-looking huckster […]

17th Apr2015

‘Steven Universe S02E06: Shirt Club’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Vote For My Dad.” The stakes have never been lower, but Steven Universe thrives on the small stage.  The episode’s plot is simple: Steven and Buck Dewey make T-shirts together, then disagree about what said T-shirts are for.  It’s a light, sit-com-esque premise that leads into an earnest look at what growing up can take from […]

16th Apr2015

Book Review: ‘The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful’

by Paul Metcalf

Written by Sharon Gosling | Published by Titan Books | Format: Hardback, 176pp When a show like Penny Dreadful merges a historical setting with a fantastical dark world where anything is possible – to make this believable, but still add the level of the surreal that is required, there has to be a set vision and […]

14th Apr2015

‘Wayward Pines 1×01: Where Paradise Is Home’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

Stars: Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Reed Diamond, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Hope Davis, Siobhan Fallon, Sarah Jeffery | Created by Chad Hodge “People are objects that aren’t really there.” It’s a line that’s used to describe a breakdown, a lapse in reality, experienced by the […]

13th Apr2015

‘Game of Thrones 5×01: The Wars To Come’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“The future is shit, just like the past.” Tyrion Lannister punctuates his brief thesis on the value of life by bending over to vomit.  In an episode that begins with a young Cersei slogging through what looks like a mixture of mud and offal and ends with a man being burned alive after leading his […]

13th Apr2015

‘Mad Men 7×09: New Business’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Can’t you see I don’t want anything?” Why do families blow up?  Why can’t we just love each other, live with each other, understand each other?  What happens if, in Pete Campbell’s frustrated words, “you never get past the beginning again?”  What if you never wanted to? The episode begins with Don in pastoral bliss […]

11th Apr2015

‘Daredevil: Season 1′ Review

by Paul Metcalf

It almost seems popular to hate the Daredevil movie, but I have never hidden the fact that I actually liked it.  Now that Netflix and Marvel have finally released the first season of their new show for the superhero in the new improved Marvel Universe, does it fix all the wrongs that people decided the […]

10th Apr2015

‘Steven Universe S02E05: Story for Steven’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“You’re awfully cute, and I really want to play with you…but your life is short, and you have dreams.” Rose Quartz is the structuring absence of Steven Universe.  She’s the ducks flying north from Tony Soprano’s pool, the vacated desk of Laura Palmer, the hole around which the themes and characters of the series revolve and against […]

06th Apr2015

‘Royal Rumble 2015′ Blu-ray Review

by Chris Cummings

Last year’s Royal Rumble event was a controversial one, with Daniel Bryan’s name being chanted throughout the rumble-match itself which was won by a returning Batista. The response from the fans was so vehement that WWE were forced to insert Bryan into the WrestleMania 30 main event, where he won the title in New Orleans. […]

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01st Apr2015

‘The Comedians’ – Season One (P)review

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Billy Crystal, Josh Gad, Stephnie Weir, Megan Ferguson | Created by Larry Charles, Ben Wexler, Billy Crystal, Matt Nix Isn’t awkward humor on a television series the best? You’re sitting there watching the show, letting the actors and the script do their job and as the awkwardness bores a hole through you, realization dawns on […]

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31st Mar2015

WrestleMania 31 – Results & Review

by Chris Cummings

It’s time once more for that big show of the year, the show of shows, the grand-daddy of them all, the biggest professional wrestling and sports entertainment event for fans and performers that there is. This year, held in California, the event features many matches featuring big names from the past and present of WWE, […]

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30th Mar2015

New character banner for Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

by Phil Wheat

Marvel’s new Daredevil series – season one of which will premiere with thirteen one-hour episodes in 4K on April 10th 2015 in all territories where Netflix is available – tells the story of Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, who fights against injustice by day as a […]

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27th Mar2015

‘Steven Universe S01E52: Joy Ride’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Come on, aren’t you your own mom?  You can do whatever you want.” Living up to a parent’s legacy can feel impossible.  Steven lives in the void his mother left, a hole in the lives of every one of his parents, biological or otherwise.  It’s easy to see the tension between his desire to step […]

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17th Mar2015

New motion poster for Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

by Phil Wheat

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m VERY excited to see what Marvel’s Daredevil series will bring us – and there isn’t too much longer to wait! Season one of Daredevil will premiere with thirteen one-hour episodes in 4K on April 10th 2015 in all territories where Netflix is available; and to tide all […]

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17th Mar2015

WWE RAW: Results & Review (16.03.15)

by Chris Cummings

We are only a few weeks away from the 31st WrestleMania event, and the card is building up now, most of the matches having been announced. Some feuds are intriguing, others not so much, but it has potential to be an interesting event, and some of the matches could be very good indeed. Tonight it […]

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17th Mar2015

‘WWE The Road is Jericho: Epic Stories and Rare Matches from Y2J’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Chris Jericho may be with WWE part-time, but some of us remember when he first made his debut in the company, and then realise just how long ago that was.  Some of us even remember him in WCW, even as far back as the original ECW and this is why WWE: The Road is Jericho: […]

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15th Mar2015

‘Hostages: The Complete Season One’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

If Nordic Noir hits like The Killing have taught us anything it’s that some of the best television doesn’t come from places like America or the United Kingdom but further afield.  When you take the time to look a little further there are difference styles out there and for a lot of viewers burnt out […]

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15th Mar2015

‘Broadchurch: Series Two’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

The return of Broadchurch raised one question, just where would they go with the story now? The answer is one that raises a few questions, such as did it really work? In taking the focus to court and also bringing in a past case a lot of good work from the first series was unravelled, […]

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10th Mar2015

New trailer for Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Netflix show

by Phil Wheat

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m VERY excited to see what Marvel’s Daredevil series will bring us – and there isn’t too much longer to wait! Season one of Daredevil will premiere with thirteen one-hour episodes in 4K on April 10th 2015 in all territories where Netflix is available; and to tide all […]

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03rd Mar2015

WWE RAW: Results & Review (02.03.15)

by Chris Cummings

We are into March and it is only a little more than a month until WrestleMania 31 in California. Last week was one of the times when I felt like I’d wasted time watching RAW, so I was hoping the Road to WrestleMania might take a more interesting and entertaining turn tonight, and I’m glad […]

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25th Feb2015

WWE RAW: Results & Review (23.02.15)

by Chris Cummings

After what was a rather bland and unexciting PPV at Fastlane, WWE continue to hype the upcoming 31st WrestleMania event, an event in which many of the matches seem to be either confirmed, or all but confirmed with strong reasons to think they’ll happen. On the card, it seems we will see Roman Reigns in […]

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