The Simpsons Season 24 (2012) – TV Review

With its 24th season, ‘The Simpsons’ is now well established in a new groove whereby people don’t expect the consistent highs that it once provided, but it is still able to provide nostalgic comfort and some occasional Greta episodes. ‘The Saga of Carl’ isn’t a particularly iconic episode, but it features some good laughs and …

Billions Season 5 Part 1 (2020) – TV Review

Following the eventful and status quo shifting season 4 finale, the characters of Billions adapt to their new scenario. Wendy (Maggie Siff) is living in one of Axe’s flats as she deals with her separation from Chuck (Paul Giamatti), who himself is reeling from the separation and has put to aside his truce with Axe …

The Simpsons Season 23 (2011) – TV Review

‘The Falcon and the D’oh Man’ opens the season with the results of the cliffhanger ending that asked fans to vote on whether Ned and Edna would end up together permanently, but is a mostly forgettable episode other than that. ‘At Long Last Leave’ brings The Simpsons to the remarkable achievement of a 500th episode, …

The Simpsons Season 22 (2010) – TV Review

‘MoneyBart’ is an entertaining episode that has a concept it sticks to but managed to root itself in the relationship between Lisa and Bart, and how this effects there dynamic. ‘The Ned-Liest Catch’ is an interesting season finale, focusing on the unusual couple of Ned and Edna, and the impact on each other and the …

The Crown Season 4 (2020) – TV Review

The Crown (2016) tracks the lives of the royal family of England through the eyes of Queen Elizabeth II and every two seasons, changes to an entirely new cast to accurately represent the stage of the lives of its characters. After three critically acclaimed seasons, full of awards and praise, it would have been easy …

His Dark Materials Season 2 (2020) – TV Review

Following the first season of the show which adapted ‘The Golden Compass’ from Philip Pullman’s book trilogy, this second season adapts ‘The Subtle Knife’, and brings Amir Wilson’s Will Parry in as now a co-lead alongside Dafne Keen’s Lyra. The first season of the show was a real surprise, with huge amounts of world building …

The Simpsons Season 21 (2009) – TV Review

‘The Squirt & the Whale’ feels like a throwback to early years of the show, where more episodes focused on character and a moving story that helps them develop. Here we have Lisa battling to save a Whale, while Homer battles to help Lisa, and we get some great character moments. ‘The Bob Next Door’ …

The Simpsons Season 20 (2008) – TV Review

Opening episode ‘Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes’ is a great two-hander between Homer and Flanders, exploring one of the best relationships on the show. Having them in a buddy cop style setting is very smart and they bounce off each other perfectly, providing the best episode of the season. ‘How the Test was Won’ features …

The Simpsons Season 19 (2007) – TV Review

The opening credits of episode 1 are one of the stand out moments of the season, with the town rebuilding from the wreckage and loads of other references to movie that just followed. The film was such a success that leaning on this brings a new lease of life back to the show. ‘I don’t …

The Simpsons Movie (2007) – Review

A 20th Century Fox Picture, Written by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, Directed by David Silverman. After 18 seasons on TV and firmly positioning itself as one of the most defining pieces of culture in history, it …

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