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

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RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 7

“After last week’s difficult watch, thankfully the penultimate episode once more meets with the high expectations the show created for us in earlier instalments. Here we had warmth, humour, relief and tension, along with scenes which were memorable for the right reasons, something which cannot necessarily be said of episode 6.” Our Recap and Review of a much improved 7th episode. … Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 7

RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 5

“In a way, this episode feels like a soft reboot for the series. At the start it even felt a little like a different show. Nevertheless, the blueprint is still the same. Once again we have a status quo which is being threatened by a perfect storm consisting of Uhtred’s ego, Alfred’s single-mindedness and a couple of Vikings seeking revenge and wanting to do what Vikings do: take what doesn’t belong to them.” Our Recap and Review of a ‘plotty’ fifth episode.… Read More RECAP & REVIEW: The Last Kingdom – Series 2, Episode 5

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