RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 1, Episode 4

“The only real concern we do have with proceedings is how much of a camp archvillain Guthrum is turning into. What with the hair flicking, pushing over altars and the obtrusive ‘This guy is evil’ incidental music, we kept on expecting him to appear in a scene wearing a Darth Vader helmet.” Our take on Episode 4 of the period drama.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 1, Episode 4

RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Zygon Inversion’

“At first glance, the whole scenario with the boxes could be construed as a little lame, and maybe even like a heavy-handed, moralistic version of Deal or No Deal, but in reducing potentially catastrophic decisions down to the pressing of a button, Twelve expertly hammers home the fact that genocidal destruction isn’t actually a game at all. It’s deadly serious.” Our look back at an episode that has all the hallmarks of a Doctor Who classic.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Zygon Inversion’

RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 1, Episode 3

“Overall, we’re still incredibly impressed that Stephen Butchard has managed to strike the right balance between gore, emotional drama and much needed laughter. It makes the characters all the more sympathetic for it, tempering what could be a dull affair in less skilled hands, both in terms of the writing and the acting.” Our analysis of Episode 3.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 1, Episode 3

RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Zygon Invasion’

“Whilst we both agreed that this was a heavily didactic episode that did little to hide the Zygon/immigrant comparisons that mirror very current debates on freedom of movement and entitlement to a country’s resources, there was no consensus on whether or not, tonally, ‘The Zygon Invasion’ was too heavy handed or unsubtle.” Our thoughts on the 7th episode of Series 9.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Zygon Invasion’