Month: December 2020

The Singapore Grip

I read a few reviews before I watched The Singapore Grip, because I was curious as to whether it would be worth my time. The Christmas and New Year break from work delivers me some idle hours, but they aren’t infinite. And so, going into this six-part series, I...

The Devil All the Time

Sometimes you watch a movie and feel like you’ve been a through a genuine kind of experience. It might be good, it might be bad. It might be one you want to revisit as soon as the credits finish rolling and you’ve had a bathroom break, or it might...

Sherlock Holmes

There are two things you will hear over and over again about the Grenada Television series of Sherlock Holmes which ran for four series between 1984 and 1994 under the banners of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes and The...

13 Reasons Why

There is a romanticised kind of US high school experience that I sometimes find it hard to say no to. That doesn’t mean I’m about to use this piece to express a love of Glee or High School Musical – far from it – but every now and then...

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

If you’ve read what I’ve had to say about Batman: The Killing Joke, you’ll already – unconsciously – know a lot of the background to how I also came across the original version of The Dark Knight Returns.┬áBasically I was in my teens, I liked Batman, and I had...

Batman: The Killing Joke

When I was a kid of maybe 13-ish or 14-ish, there was a one-shot Batman graphic novel called The Killing Joke which I thought was the bomb. I was just the right age to think 60s Adam West Batman on TV was absolutely ridiculous (although truth be told, I’d...