Fleabag Season 2 (2019) – TV Review

“This is a love story.” After adapting her one woman play Fleabag into a hugely successful series for the BBC and then also creating the smash-hit Killing Eve, Phoebe Waller-Bridge seemed to have the world at her feet, and she was persuaded to come back to write a second and final season of ‘Fleabag’. The …

Succession Season 2 (2019) – TV Review

Following on from the huge critical acclaim of the first season, Jesse Armstrong returns to write this second season, as the fallout from the first season’s finale is laid out. Kendall is placed in rehab but quickly forced to go before the cameras to clarify why he backed out of seizing the company from his …

The Mandalorian Season 2 (2020) – TV Review

Following on from the first season, which managed to launch an entire streaming service, brought numerous awards, and managed to reignite interest from a fanbase that has long been torn apart, it is fair to say both the anticipation and pressure on The Mandalorian in its second season was very high. Jon Favreau and Dave …

Succession (2018) – TV Review

‘This dark comedy centres on the inner workings of the sprawling media corporation Waystar Royco, which is run by Roy family patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox), and the manoeuvrings of his four children, who are struggling to win power and take over the company when their father retires. After Logan suffers a stroke at the …

The Simpsons Season 31 (2019) – TV Review

‘Thanksgiving of Horror’ is a festive spin on the Treehouse of Horror format, and is a nice surprise, proving to be a better episode than the Halloween version this year. The Black Mirror parody segment in particular is interesting and entertaining to watch. ‘Bart the Bad Guy’ is a Marvel centric episode, with the voices …

The Simpsons Season 30 (2018) – TV Review

‘Bart’s Not Dead’ is one of the strongest season premieres that the show has had in a while, with the focus being mostly character driven and Homer, Bart and Flanders being allowed to shine. ‘Daddicus Finch’ is a successful episode on multiple levels, firstly as a genuinely well executed and funny spin on a literary …

The Simpsons Season 29 (2017) – TV Review

‘Grampy Can You Hear Me’ is a classic set up and comes close to being a real stand out Simpsons episode. However, despite just falling short of that, it is still a real charming episode and has some strong laughs. ‘The Old Blue Mayor She Ain’t What She Used to Be’ is not just a …

Des (2020) – TV Review

Des is a three-part drama which follows the arrest and trial of infamous serial killer Dennis Nilsen (David Tennant). Written by Luke Neal, the drama is based on material from the book Killing for Company by Brian Masters. It is directed by Lewis Arnold and it co-stars Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins, alongside Tennant. One …

The Simpsons Season 28 (2016) – TV Review

In the show’s 28th season, they experiment with the first full on two parter episode with ‘The Great Phatsby’, a spoof on all the different variations of The Great Gatsby in all its mediums. The episode itself isn’t anything special but it’s references are entertaining and it is the sort of thing the show should …

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