Category: Television

ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.

It’s not often I watch an anime and think, “Who on Earth is this meant for?” but ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. wins the chocolates for that. I bought the series on a whim – in a sale – because it looked and sounded kind of interesting and different… and...

Le Chevalier D’Eon

Back in… when was it… 2003-ish (??) I started reading a comic book called Rex Mundi, described as, “a quest for the Holy Grail told as a murder mystery. It is set in the year 1933, in an alternate history Europe, where magic is real, feudalism persisted, and the...

Riverdale

At the time of writing this blog post, the third episode of season five of Riverdale has aired; its 79th episode overall. This might seem a weird time for me to lay down some thoughts about the series, given that I normally finish a series completely or, if reviewing...

Whitechapel

Back in 2009 I caught wind of a TV series called Whitechapel, which was billed as a horror series, where a serial killer would be recreating Jack the Ripper’s crimes in modern London. I’m not actually huge on the horror genre, but am open to it once in awhile....

Cobra Kai

Earlier today I wrote about Worzel Gummidge, and the way in which it’s highly respectful to the source material, as well as an earlier television series. Cobra Kai falls into the same category. When I was nine years old, The Karate Kid was one of the hot movies of...

Worzel Gummidge

Although I was first exposed to Doctor Who in the late 1970s as a three or four year old, I wasn’t watching the series “properly” and understanding the different eras, different Doctors, and so on, until much later into the 1980s. Which left a middle ground where in the...

The Jesters

I was doing publicity for the film Tomorrow When The War Began back in 2010 and ended up chaperoning a few social media commentators when interviewing stars from the film. It was a role I’d performed on many films before then, and would perform on many films after, but...

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

When Sabrina the Teenage Witch aired on TV between 1996 and 2003, I was between the ages of 21 and 28. It was the least likely thing for me to be interested in. It was, to my mind, some terrible sitcom for kids, with a really crappy-looking talking cat,...

ELITE

When I wrote about 13 Reasons Why, I spoke a little about my enjoyment of TV shows and movies that show the US high school experience. I won’t go over that again here, although I will mention that while watching Chilling Adventures of Sabrina last night, I asked my...

The War of the Worlds

Back in… gosh, I really don’t know… maybe 1985… maybe 1986… we went into primary school as usual and found our teacher was ill. A regular substitute (whom I’d liked for years), called Mrs Hamer, took our class for the day. Now that I look back, this was probably...

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...

Campion

When I picked up the discs for both seasons of Campion, it was in the firm belief I’d never seen it. As each episode rolled by, however, I realised I’d actually seen quite a few of them. I was shocked by this as I normally have a great memory...