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‘Torchwood’ rewind: We revisit the ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off’s first season

“It’s like Doctor Who… but in Cardiff… and there’s a bit more sex and swearing.” When Torchwood first arrived on BBC Three in the autumn of 2006 it was met with something of a mixed reaction. In its efforts to seem more adult than its family-oriented sister show, the first season comes across as decidedly juvenile in...

‘Sherlock’ (2010-2017): A eulogy

There’s no denying that Sherlock was a juggernaut of a show. It changed the way we experienced TV with its slick on screen text display, surreal imagery and its lovable yet flawed characters. With ‘The Final Problem’ all wrapped up, the fandom is now divided. Some want another season while others are happy with the...

Why you should be watching ‘Rick and Morty’

Imagine a show like this. It’s set in an infinitely complex sci-fi sandbox in which countless amounts of planets, dimensions and alien species co-exist. Our guide to this universe is a somewhat irascible, wacky older man who’s an expert on everything the vast and terrifying universe has to offer. And to ensure that the man...

Everything we know so far about ‘Doctor Who’ Season 10

This news summary on the tenth 21st Century season of Doctor Who will be updated regularly as more details are revealed. Buy the complete Season 9 box set on DVD on Amazon here. Buy the complete Season 9 box set on Blu-ray on Amazon here. Buy ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ on DVD on Amazon...

Harry Potter Year 1 revisited: ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’

It seems strange to think that 15 years have already passed since the release of the very first Harry Potter movie, but it’s true. Nearly a decade and a half since we saw the famous ‘Golden Trio’ of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson united onscreen for the first time and since children, teens...

Has ‘Sherlock’ lost the plot?

With the lowest viewing figures since the acclaimed BBC drama began, ‘The Final Problem’ begged the question: has Sherlock lost the plot? The elaborate storylines of the fourth season finale stretched the bounds of credibility to its limits, and whether its adventurous approach to story-telling was a bold or a foolish move depends on your...

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...

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....

Why you should be watching ‘Frequency’

With around 500 original shows vying for attention on TV right now, it’s inevitable that today’s landscape is an extremely competitive one. Some shows spark with the public instantly and become mainstream hits, while others find a smaller, more dedicated audience and prestige from critical raves and awards attention. Very often, however, a new show...