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‘Twin Peaks’ series 3 episode 1 and 2 review (no spoilers)

Twin Peaks is back! As promised, after 25 years, the band is back together and as weird as ever. Twin Peaks’ success, all those years ago, went a long way to shaping a lot of the television – and television fandom – we see today. The off-kilter, creepy backwoods Americana tapped into by David Lynch and...

‘Doctor Who’ s10 ep6 review: ‘Extremis’ is smart and weird sci-fi (Spoilers)

‘Extremis’, the 6th episode of Doctor Who season 10, is packed full of Steven Moffat’s trademark high-concept themes and plot twists. Oh, and it’s dark – very dark. Doctor Who has always been great at making you feel sympathy for the strangest things. Just this season, we’ve been invited to consider the perspective of alien puddles,...

‘Kat & Alfie: Redwater’ Episode 1 Review (Spoiler Free)

Kat & Alfie: Redwater continues the story of these Eastenders stalwarts in a place far away from Albert Square, both literally and metaphorically.  As the opening helicopter shot of Redwater pans across the Atlantic ocean to settle on a beautiful, rural coastal village, it’s immediately obvious we’re not in soap-land anymore. Aesthetically, the show – with its large outdoor...

‘Grantchester’ review: It’s the final straw for Sidney in Season 3 Episode 4

There is a crime in this week’s Grantchester (an accidental death by dangerous driving and the subsequent cover-up) but it’s pretty lowkey. Of much more interest to the drama is the subplot of the guilty party’s father using his Masonic contacts to ensure the crime goes more or less unpunished.  The Masons’ presence in the...

‘Doctor Who’ review: ‘Oxygen’ has relentlessly high stakes

Space: the final frontier. Doctor Who has always had an interesting relationship with the darker parts of our universe. Given a chance to sketch out humanity’s future, it will likely come down on something that’s flawed, but ultimately optimistic, with many of the societal issues that plague us here on Earth in 2017 stamped out...