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‘Legion’ review: Episode 2 maintains the thrill of the unexpected

Lightning never strikes twice. Legion entered the fray with a premiere episode that hit critics and viewers alike completely by surprise – captivatingly unusual and thrillingly innovative in a way no superhero show on TV has come close to matching. But a lot of that pilot’s appeal rested in the shock of the new. Could...

‘Fortitude’ review: Season 2 Episode 4 dials up the tension

The fourth episode of Fortitude Season 2 slowly reveals more depths of its central mystery, but provides plenty of conflict to satisfy the audience. Rune finally reveals his connection to Lazlo Hindemith- he visited the apartment where Hindemith manufactured muskimo, a drug made of the urine of reindeer that have been fed hallucinogenic mushrooms. It...

‘SS-GB’ spoiler-free review: Episode 1 sets up a febrile atmosphere

‘Allo ‘Allo, what’s this? It’s November 1941, and it’s fourteen months after the Germans have won the Battle of Britain. Buckingham palace lies in ruins, Churchill’s been shot in front of a firing squad, swastika-emblazoned flags are draped over the nations landmarks. The bodies of Captain Mainwaring and the rest of the Home Guard of...

‘The Halcyon’ recap: Our suspicions about D’Abbeville are confirmed in Episode 7

November of 1940 finds the Halcyon on the eve of its 50th anniversary celebration—and under the evil shadow of Lucian D’Abbeville. Our suspicions are confirmed—he’s selling information about transatlantic convoys and departure dates. As his contact observes, “You’re not a man complicated by ideology.” Richard Garland puts Emma in charge of the festivities to mark...

‘Taboo’ Episode 6 review: Tom Hardy’s drama has the whiff of a vanity project

The longer I watch Taboo, the more I keep thinking of that rhyme from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The one where they’re in the boat on the chocolate river: ‘There’s no earthly way of knowing, Which direction they are going! There’s no knowing where they’re rowing, Or which way they river’s flowing!...

‘Death in Paradise’ review: Humphrey bids farewell in Season 6 Episode 6

Following on from last week’s episode, this conclusion to the ongoing mystery provides not just a satisfying end to the central story but also has us say goodbye to one of our regular cast. “It was an apparently impossible murder.” The central mystery has a real freshness to it and helps the episode immensely. Much...

‘Unforgotten’ review: The truth is revealed in Season 2’s finale

The final episode of ITV’s thrilling crime drama’s second season does not disappoint, as the truth about the tragic victims of child abuse is revealed. Revenge was finally dealt on all the perpetrators of the past evil acts by a pact made after those suffering were treated in a psychiatric unit in Ealing. Our detective...