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18/09/14

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Long may she reign

Reign: Season 1 Rating: 4/5     History buffs, look away now. Avert your eyes and don’t be a buzzkill to ruin television’s top guilty pleasure, the CW’s interpretation of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. It must have been a rather bold decision, choosing to base an entire series around the English ...
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  • Friday June 6, 2014

Bergerac

  Bergerac This 80s gem comes to us from the scenic island of Jersey and stars good old Cornish boy John Nettles (now better known for top German TV hit, Midsummer Murders) as recovering alcoholic Jim Bergerac. ...
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  • Friday June 6, 2014

2013-14 television renewal and cancellation

ABC   Credit: ABC The leading ladies of ABC certainly have lots of reasons to celebrate. Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her crisis management firm OPA will be back for a fourth season of Scandal, country singers Rayna ...
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  • Friday May 16, 2014

Game of Thrones returns

As Game of Thrones enters its fourth series, it’s easy to imagine that the show’s writers and producers would be pretty pleased with themselves: the  huge success of the show, ...
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  • Friday May 2, 2014

How good is The Good Wife?

Rating: 5/5   Primetime television shows (i.e. the ones that are not on cable channels and therefore lack sex, nudity, violence and swearing) are often unfairly overlooked when it comes to providing ...
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  • Friday May 2, 2014

The West Wing: A Retrospective

  The West Wing is widely acknowledged to be the best political drama ever shown on American television. The seven series were broadcast from 1999 to 2006, premiering the same year ...
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  • Friday March 14, 2014

Hipster House of Cards you won’t find on Netflix

Few people could have escaped the popularity of the Netflix political drama series House of Cards. However, the US show is actually a remake of a 1990s British TV miniseries of the same name. While I have heard wonderful things about the remake I have always had somewhat of a fondness for British television and have always found the UK ...
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  • Friday March 7, 2014

Culture returns to the Idiots’ Lantern

I am culture,” declares a delusional and ranting Stewart Lee in the final episode of the new series of Comedy Vehicle, 30 minute episodes of stand-up comedy. He lists some admittedly impeccable credentials: books published by Faber and Faber(1) (“not Tesco’s own brand”), having co-written and directed an award-winning opera(2), having curated jazz festivals, and performed John Cage pieces to ...
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  • Friday March 7, 2014