The Time Tunnel is vintage fun

Time travel and alternative timelines have always been a favorite of mine in all forms of media. Whether movies such as the Planet of the Apes or the Time Travelers to name just a couple, television such as Doctor Who and the venerable British series Timeslip or the Time Wars [...]

By | July 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Yes Minister: The best British comedy ever

Yes Minister and the follow up Yes Prime Minister are the focus of this week’s Throwback Thursday with the combined 38 episodes available on Hulu Plus. Comedy is a rather subjective matter and what tickles the old funny bone varies from person to person, but for me this is the [...]

By | July 17th, 2014|0 Comments

More Nordic Noir with Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter

There has, over the past couple of years, been something of a renaissance when it comes to quality drama from the Scandinavian countries, particularly Sweden and Denmark. The multiple versions of Wallander and the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo may well be the best known although The Killing and The [...]

By | July 4th, 2014|0 Comments

The Rockford Files on Throwback Thursday

“This is Jim Rockford, at the tone leave your name and message and I’ll get back to you.” And so started one of the greatest shows of all time, The Rockford Files which we highlight this week on Throwback Thursday. The first three seasons are available for free streaming on [...]

By | July 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Gideon Raff brings Tyrant to FX

Back in 2010 the extremely talented Israeli director and writer Gideon Raff created a television drama series called Prisoners of War. The show, which Raff also wrote and directed, went on to become Israel’s highest rated drama of all time and spawned a US adaptation, the highly acclaimed and multiple [...]

By | June 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

TNT premieres The Last Ship this Sunday

TNT continues what appears to be a strong start to the summer season on Sunday when the Michael Bay executive produced drama, the Last Ship screens at 9pm for the first of 10 episodes. Based on the novel of the same name by William Brinkley, The Last Ship postulates a [...]

By | June 16th, 2014|0 Comments

World Cup starts this week from Brazil

This week we have three major sporting events, a potentially interesting new drama from TNT on tap and news of a highly regarded Belgian detective thriller that is available on Netflix. Thursday the eyes of the vast majority of the world will be on South America as the 2014 World [...]

By | June 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Crossbones brings Malkovich to NBC

Last Friday saw the premiere of Crossbones, the new NBC themed pirate drama staring John Malkovich and Richard Coyle. ‘John Malkovich as Blackbeard’ surely has to be one of the easiest pitches ever. I wanted this to be good; I so wanted this to be good. And stunningly and wonderfully [...]

By | June 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Throwback Thursday Space: 1999 is comfort food

This week on Throwback Thursday I wanted to take a look at the classic series Space: 1999 that ran for two seasons in the mid seventies. Comfort food; there are times when we all need it, and comfort food of the television variety means such wonderful shows as Space: 1999, [...]

By | May 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Much to like about Gang Related

The new Fox drama Gang Related premiered last Thursday at 9pm with a strong set up, some useful performances and a huge amount of potential. Ramon Rodriguez is the lead of the show as Ryan Lopez, an LAPD detective who is an integral part of the multi-agency Gang Task Force; [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Vera is another good British detective series

Fans of such shows as A Touch of Frost and Inspector Morse can add to their collection of slightly odd, yet very good, British detectives with Vera, an ITV show based on the novels of Ann Cleeves and available via Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Brenda Blethyn plays the title [...]

By | May 27th, 2014|0 Comments

The Wil Wheaton Project highlights the week ahead

The Syfy channel, which recently achieved the unenviable record of having not a single original series worth watching – Continuum doesn’t count, it’s a Canadian show – will look to rectify that programming error with the premiere of The Wil Wheaton Project at 10pm this Tuesday. The actor, writer and [...]

By | May 26th, 2014|0 Comments