RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 4

“It’s like this show is now stuck in fifth gear, pedal to the floor, careering easily down the motorway at 100 mph, as various players are matched and dispatched.” Our Recap and Review of the emotional fourth episode of the series. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 4

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RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 2

“The end of this second episode had us on the edge of our seats, as regal wet lettuce, Guthred, was successfully brainwashed by the Abbot, and had Uhtred dragged away into life as a slave. The rightful Lord of Bebbanburg may be an ego-centric big head at times, but he’s a warrior in the truest sense of the word and a brave one at that, unlike the weak King and his sneaky spiritual adviser.” Our Recap and Review of the fast-paced second episode.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 2

RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 1

“Unable to compete financially with it’s big budget HBO cousin in terms of large scale battles, the show continues to defy it’s limitations and put the human drama ahead of shock and awe, still peppering it’s special brand of tongue-in-cheek humour throughout in a way that almost thumbs it’s nose at Game of Thrones’ grandiose scale.” Our Recap and Review of the fun Series 2 opener.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 1

RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 1, Episode 8

“The show has definitely left us wanting for more, as it consistently struck the the right balance between brutality, love and friendship, and humour; especially the latter which singles it out amongst other shows in the genre, and helped to flesh out all of the main players.” Our take on the show’s Series finale.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 1, Episode 8

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: 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