Posts by: Guest Writer

Every ‘Sherlock’ episode ever ranked from worst to best

So, the final problem has been solved and Moffat & Gatiss have confirmed that this could be the end for Sherlock. We’d be very surprised if a fifth season doesn’t happen at some point, but it seems a safe bet that it’ll be a decent wait (even by Sherlock hiatus standards) until we get another trio of...

‘Sherlock’ review: ‘The Final Problem’ was a great way to end the show

Great (Andrew) Scott! Talk about being inundated with exposition. Eurus is a truly terrifying character, showing us how genius morphs into madness. And all because she wanted her big brother to play with her. The first half of the show seemed to lag, with conclusions being reached by the audience long before Sherlock’s eyes widen...

Is ‘Sherlock’ really a fantasy rather than a crime drama?

So, is Sherlock really a fantasy rather than a crime drama? “Eh?” I hear you ask. But I haven’t gone mad, I’m not on a trip right now, and last time I checked my walls were still vertical. I’m deadly serious: there’s a legitimate case (ho ho) that we should talk about Sherlock as fantasy...

5 questions ‘Sherlock’ fans want answered in ‘The Final Problem’

Last week’s episode of Sherlock left viewers on a huge cliff-hanger with John at the mercy of Sherlock’s long-lost sister, Eurus. Fans have some burning questions that we hope to see answered in Sunday night’s Season 4 finale, ‘The Final Problem’… Pre-order Season 4 on DVD on Amazon. Pre-order Season 4 on Blu-ray on Amazon....

7 things ‘Sherlock’ fans loved about ‘The Lying Detective’

Right, ok, anyone here need a shock blanket? Because that was an emotional roller-coaster and a half. Here are seven things we loved about ‘The Lying Detective’…   There’s still something about Mary Before I get onto the major revelations of the episode, I speculated last week how I think the series would progress with...

‘Sherlock’ review: ‘The Lying Detective’ is all about confessions

The only true measure of a great episode of TV is when you spend ten minutes after the credits repeating “wait, what?” like a mantra. ‘The Lying Detective’ was all about confessions; inner secrets laid bare for all. Our big bad, Culverton Smith (what a great name) is on the end of the spectrum, relishing...

‘Sherlock’ review: Amanda Abbington is brilliant in ‘The Six Thatchers’

The fourth season of Sherlock certainly didn’t pull any emotional punches with its first episode, ‘The Six Thatchers’. The loss of Mary Watson is not only an important game-changer as far as the show’s central dynamic is concerned, but also delivers a kick to the gut with its poignancy. Thing is, it’s only really effective because...

5 ‘Doctor Who’ spin-offs we should be thankful for not getting

With Class being met with a mixed reception on its BBC Three debut last year and arriving on BBC One this month, it may be a good time to reflect on the proposed Doctor Who spin-offs that never made it to the screen. Terry Nation’s Dalek TV series with Jean Marsh as Sara Kingdom, the Mysteries...

8 Dalek stories that nearly happened in ‘Doctor Who’

If there is one area that fascinates scholars of Doctor Who history, it is the stories that never made it to the screen. ‘The Nightmare Fair’ and other casualties of the cancelled Season 23 are among the most famous, more so ‘Shada’ given it did get as far as being partially filmed. The list of...

Why I love ‘Our Girl’

On 7 September 2016 the BBC released a prequel heralding the return of Our Girl. The army drama from writer Tony Grounds was a major hit in 2014 and I was beyond excited to know that the second instalment was finally here! When watching this iconic drama, I felt so drawn to so many aspects of the show...