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‘Yonderland’ Season 2 Episode 4 review: ‘Up the Workers’

Some significant truths about Debbie’s history come to light in this week’s Yonderland episode, with what I expect will also be rather significant consequences. What fun! Meanwhile, a new crisis in Yonderland is looming, as the Elders find themselves in need of new cushions. Seriously, what did they do before they had a Chosen One?...

‘Humans’ Episode 7 review: Superlative sci-fi drama

It’s taken me until the penultimate episode of Channel 4’s superlative Sunday sci-fi drama to realise something. Have you noticed how big the Hawkins family kitchen is? It’s massive. A wipe-down hangar for cooking and conversation. A space that’s fortuitously big enough for kitchen sink dramas, the impromptu Synth triage of Max, and an awkward...

‘Life in Squares’ Episode 1 review: BBC Two’s new Bloomsbury group drama

Choose life. Choose art. Choose literature. Choose ripping off your corset and bloomers at the bedroom window. Choose a back alley hand job from a local bit of rough without being caught by the Old Bill. Choose dissipation, copulation, sodomy, isonomy and low rent pornography. Choose famous economists, snooty critics and highly-strung cousins with miracle-grow...

‘Yonderland’ Season 2 Episode 3 review: ‘A Vicious Circle’

I don’t know where Negatus got those sweet sailboat pyjamas in this week’s episode of Yonderland, but boy do I wish I did: as he and his team face a vicious downsizing, at least he’s doing it in style. This week, Nick the Stick celebrates his 400th birthday by getting thoroughly plastered with Elf and...

‘The Outcast’ Episode 2 review: A story tinged with loss and sadness

Last week’s opening episode of The Outcast focused on the events that led to Lewis Aldridge becoming a social outcast, after the tragic events surrounding his mother’s death. This concluding part picks up the story two years later as Lewis, now released from prison, settles back into ordinary life. “Welcome home, Lewis,” Tamsin Carmichael (Daisy...

‘Agent Carter’ Episode 2 review: ‘Bridge and Tunnel’

It’s the second episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter and we might have already hit a slighty stumbling block. It’s still an absolute joy to watch, the characters are all on point and it’s visually impressive, but there’s something lacking in the plot department. I’m beginning to think they should’ve taken a leaf out of Torchwood...

‘Humans’ Episode 6 review: A beautiful piece of storytelling

With its reunions, partings, and moving backstory, Episode 6 of Humans is basically a national televised Voight-Kampff test for viewers of Channel 4. If you got through the whole hour without any of the standard human emotions trickling across your brain and toward your face then you shouldn’t be reading this. You should be plugged...

‘The Outcast’ Episode 1 review: A beautiful piece of television

The Outcast, BBC One’s new romantic period drama, is based on the novel by Sadie Jones and adapted by Jones herself. Set against the backdrop of the post-World War 2 English countryside, we are introduced to Lewis Aldridge, a child whose tragic life circumstances led to him becoming the titular outcast of this two-part drama....

‘Agent Carter’ Episode 1 review: ‘Now is Not the End’

Marvel has indisputably dominated the movie industry for the past decade and with the next few years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe already mapped out, there seems to be no signs of it slowing down. Marvel’s TV productions – though popular – haven’t managed the same level of success. Netflix might have hit the ground...