“With those extra budgetary dollars plain to see on-screen, and the twisted political intrigue alongside the more supernatural elements already jostling with one another to create the narrative tautness we’ve become so accustomed to with Thrones, it’s definitely not going to be a chore to see how all of these plotlines shake out.” Our Round-Up of the intriguing Season 7 opener. … Read More ROUND-UP: Game of Thrones – ‘Dragonstone’ (Season 7, Episode 1)
“Writing our death pool predictions has become a lot easier after last season’s bloodbath. Many of Westeros’ Houses were almost completely wiped out, as Game of Thrones continued to earn it’s reputation as one of the most brutal shows on TV. Now, with the penultimate season upon us, the fight between the living and the dead comes into sharp focus. So who’s potentially going to be added to the Night King’s army? We give our rundown on who’s still standing, and whether we think they still will by the end of Season 7…” We take a stab at guessing which characters are living on borrowed time. … Read More Game of Thrones: Who’ll Bite the Dust in Season 7?
“There were undoubtedly niggling problems with this finale, but overall it was a strong, penultimate outing for Capaldi’s Doctor. Yet again the warmth of the performances papered over the cracks, creating an episode that didn’t shy away from packing an emotional punch, which is exactly what you’d want as Twelve’s time draws to a close.” Our Recap and Review of the gut-wrenching Series 10 finale. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Doctor Falls’ (Series 10, Episode 12)
“We were finally gifted with a truly terrifying situation that actually felt like it had high stakes, something we haven’t necessarily had for a while. The sense of that was made all the more acute by the fact that Bill is a character you can readily identify with.” Our Recap and Review of the terrifying first part of the finale. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘World Enough and Time’ (Series 10, Episode 11)
“Yet again, ‘The Eaters of Light’ was another paint by the numbers offering. That’s not to say that there wasn’t a good deal of merit to the episode. There absolutely was, as Matt Lucas finally got material befitting his comedic timing, and Who veteran, Rona Munro, delivered some cracking lines of dialogue.” Our Recap and Review of the generic tenth episode. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Eaters of Light’ (Series 10, Episode 10)
“Yes, ‘Empress of Mars’ was an improvement on last week’s offering. You could even go so far as to say it was fifty minutes of ridiculous fun, which it was. That does nothing, nevertheless, to lessen the fact that this episode was essentially filler.” Our Recap and Review of the predictable 9th episode.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘Empress of Mars’ (Series 10, Episode 9)
“Sadly, at times, this ‘Monk trilogy’ has been a bit of a disjointed mess. In their own way, each episode could have been fleshed out and their chief ideas stretched out to span all three episodes. It doesn’t help that the ‘central conceit’, the fact that The Monks are a formidable enemy that even The Doctor would struggle to beat, just didn’t ring true.” Our Recap and Review of a disappointing 8th episode.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: Doctor Who – ‘The Lie of the Land’ (Series 10, Episode 8)