RECAP & REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – ‘Heathens’ (Series 4, Episode 2)

“It’s hard to know where to start with such an action-packed episode, so let’s begin with the performances. Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory are so consistently excellent that you almost forget the spells they weave with their craft on a regular basis. In ‘Heathens’, both of them were breathtakingly brilliant as Tommy and Polly worked their way through the gamut of emotions; from grief, to fear, to cold-hard resignation. Paul Anderson was equally spell-binding as he conveyed Arthur’s gut-wrenching heartbreak at losing his little brother. He’s always great at conveying the almost childlike simplicity of the eldest Shelby brother’s emotions and his predilection to wearing his heart on his sleeve, yet he was particularly good in this episode at putting across his confusion, rage and vulnerability.” Danielle’s Recap/Review of the gut-wrenching 2nd episode. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – ‘Heathens’ (Series 4, Episode 2)

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RECAP & REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – ‘The Noose’ (Series 4, Episode 1)

“When you find yourself teetering on the edge of your seat during an episode of Peaky Blinders, it’s usually been a good one. When it happens twice you’ve been in for a treat. A third time? Well, you know you’ve been plain spoilt!” Danielle’s Recap & Review of the nail-biting S4 opener. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Peaky Blinders – ‘The Noose’ (Series 4, Episode 1)

REVIEW: Gunpowder – Episode 2

“The real accomplishment here is that the writing refuses to take sides, positioning Catholics and Protestants as equally dubious in terms of what motivates their opposing stances and actions, often finding surprising common ground in relation to the violent and brutal acts they find themselves willing to commit in the name of their respective strands of Christianity.” Our Review of the intriguing 2nd episode.… Read More REVIEW: Gunpowder – Episode 2

REVIEW: Gunpowder – Episode 1

“Obviously Gunpowder is a relatively modest BBC production, but that so far hasn’t impeded the atmosphere it seeks to create. The opening scene was a masterclass in making the audience party to the sense of fear and claustrophobia that Catesby and his relatives must have felt, along with the priests they were harbouring.” Our Review of the engaging first episode of the miniseries. … Read More REVIEW: Gunpowder – Episode 1

September Already? It Must be Time for Strictly 2017! – Our Thoughts and Predictions

“Aside from introducing three new female pros and a new head judge making her debut, there was the also the moving tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth. This show really had it all: laughs, tears, but most of all GLITTERRR…” Our thoughts and predictions for the coming series… … Read More September Already? It Must be Time for Strictly 2017! – Our Thoughts and Predictions

ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ (Season 7, Episode 7)

“…those reunions and first time meetings between friends, family and foes did indeed make the season finale incredibly watchable. However, considering all the effort that was put into building up that meeting in the dragon pit between the various factions in Westeros, it felt thoroughly underwhelming. This was particularly disappointing… because it seems like that was the point that the whole season was hinging on, and to get there certain missteps in terms of characterisation had to be made to push towards this ‘momentous’ parlay.” Our Round-Up of the jam-packed Season finale.… Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ (Season 7, Episode 7)