Category Archives: TV

The State of Today’s Television Viewing – Revisited

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Farewell to Friends…For Now

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Aaron Sorkin’s new TV drama gets picked up by HBO

Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and Academy Award-winning scriptwriter of The Social Network, has had his new TV drama about a cable news team picked up by HBO. Starring Jeff Daniels as a newsreader – yes, you read … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

In case you’ve been living under a rock, people have been flocking to cinemas to see The Inbetweeners lads nip off to Malia in Crete for a drunken jolly this summer. Will, Simon, Jay and Neil – all sporting pink … Continue reading

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AMC split the second season of The Walking Dead in two

It must be said that people are a little concerned about The Walking Dead’s sophomore season. Frank Darabont’s sudden departure was troubling, and now we receive word that AMC are splitting the series in two. But it isn’t all bad … Continue reading

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THE EDITORIAL: Pointy-Toothed Prehistoric Sex Pests

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Walter White won’t be Breaking Bad much longer

Vince Gilligan appears to be a smart man. Other than creating one of the best modern dramas on television – scratch that, the best modern drama on television – he also has the common sense to quit while he’s ahead. … Continue reading

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Discover Something New by Buying Something Old

What do you do when you inherit a shit load of Doctor Who and sci-fi merchandise? Sell it, of course. Which is what I did, and in these times of financial austerity I really had no choice, otherwise I may … Continue reading

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Al Pacino dons a silly wig as convicted music producer Phil Spector

Phil Spector was never very sane. Before he was sent down for murdering actress Lana Clarkson in 2009, Spector was already a notorious figure in the music industry. His production work was highly influential, but a drug-fuelled private life eventually … Continue reading

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Frank Darabont leaves The Walking Dead, webisodes on the way…

Just yesterday, I was discussing the upcoming second season of The Walking Dead with some friends, and wondered if Producer Frank Darabont would return to direct an episode. Today we have an answer: Darabont is stepping down as the showrunner. … Continue reading

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Kevin Smith: Talk show host?

Depending on who you ask, Kevin Smith was never a great filmmaker. He lacks technical skill and never seems to develop beyond his point-and-shoot style. Yet he’s one of the most gifted comedy writers of the last 20 years. Don’t … Continue reading

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Get an epic sneak peek at The Walking Dead Season 2

Frank Darabont isn’t fucking about this year. The Walking Dead‘s sophomore series looks superior in every way. The zombie quotient is up, the violence is still splattery and the plotline seems to be taking some interesting turns. What more do … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead pilot gets a black & white upgrade

The biggest criticism lobbed at AMC’s The Walking Dead is that it never surpassed the raw beauty of Frank Darabont’s pilot episode. It was literally the perfect launching pad, managing to breathe life into highly derivative material. The first Blu-Ray … Continue reading

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THE EDITORIAL: Why We Need Spoiler Alerts

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MOVIE/TV ROUND-UP: Batman: Year One, Uncharted, Final Destination 5, The Walking Dead

Holy shit, Batman! Year One looks awesome. The Frank Miller classic is finally receiving the DC animation treatment, and it looks glorious. It features a great voice cast, which includes Bryan Cranston, Katee Sackhoff and Eliza Dushku, and a faithful … Continue reading

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