Posted in: Episodes

‘Ordinary Lies’ Episode 2 review: ‘Tracy’

Following the lives of the JS Motors employees, this week’s episode of  Danny Brocklehurst’s Ordinary Lies centres around young party loving receptionists Tracy and Viv. The girls jump at the chance to go on an all expenses paid fortnights holiday to the Dominican Republic – in exchange for them bringing back some drugs. Simple. Oh girls,...

‘Mr Selfridge’ Season 3 finale review

Kicking things into high gear for this action packed finale, the episode launches us straight into the board meeting, postponed from last week’s episode, as Harry battles wits with Loxley and the Board. It’s a brilliant sequence, tightly directed and well played by all involved as Loxley’s true motives and behaviour are exposed as he...

‘Poldark’ Episode 4 review

Roll those Easter Eggs under the bed, put your clocks back an hour, then drag your decorations from the attic – and oh, someone wake 18th century warble-wrangler Noddy Holder from his enchanted slumber – because it’s CHRIIIIIIISTMAAAAAS! The festive season comes to Sunday night’s most hashtaggable drama (#takethatshirtoff), and while you may be thinking...

‘The Musketeers’ Season 2 finale review: ‘Trial and Punishment’

At long last, all of those things I’ve been shouting at the people of The Musketeers about since this second season began are finally resolved in this final episode, and thank goodness for that. Constance is rescued at the last possible moment from execution – and after last week, I wasn’t wholly convinced she would...

‘Raised by Wolves’ Episode 2 review: ‘Yoko’s Got Talent’

With one right of passage (your first period) covered in the previous episode, we’re onto another: buying decent underwear. Germaine (Helen Monks) hopes the lingerie department will introduce her to a grown-up world of lace and frills. Matriarch Della, a romantic not given to romanticism, is more pragmatic. When you’re a teenager on an estate...

‘Inside No. 9′ Season 2 Episode 1 review: ‘La Couchette’

‘La Couchette’ opens up the second season of Inside No. 9, and here you should stop reading if you haven’t seen the episode. A group of disparate characters have been shoved into a confined space, and they are not exactly ideal bedfellows. There’s a lot packed into what’s deceptively a gossamer-light plot involving a dead...

‘Banished’ Episode 4 review

The latest episode of Jimmy McGovern’s Banished once again raised some interesting issues, but again failed to capitalise on them by allowing any drama and tension mustered to dissipate almost immediately. Part of the problem is that, as Freeman discovered in this episode, the colony camp is a small canvas on which to paint. In...

‘Critical’ Episode 5 review

In a nice change of pace to the usual problem of insufficient resources and staff, this week the Critical trauma team has quite the opposite problem when they find themselves with too many doctors. More specifically, Lorraine Rapparport (the marvellous Claire Skinner) is back after her sudden disappearing act in the first episode. It turns...

‘Coalition’ review

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. It was the death rattle of a discredited Labour government and the birth of something monstrous: five days in 2010 that changed the country – not for the better. Some people voted in the general election but many did not; the old Prime...

‘Critical’ Episode 4 review

“It’s working, you’re making the team a unit,” says Fiona to Glen at the end of this week’s Critical. It’s probably as reckless a statement as saying, “See you back in Blighty” during a War film, and almost certainly next week the team will be disbanded, or will be fiercely at loggerheads with each other,...