ALTERED CARBON

Netflix’s latest bid for the hearts (and wallets) of its viewers is a cyberpunk noir that initially channels Blade Runner before exploring deeper, darker territory of its own. Based on the books of the same name by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon takes place in a future where humanity has created technology to “back up” … Continued

DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special 2017 ‘Twice Upon a Time’

And so the time to bid farewell to not just Peter Capaldi’s twelfth Doctor, but also Steven Moffat’s showrunnership has arrived. Except the funny thing is, we already did that in The Doctor Falls – until Moffat realised we wouldn’t be getting a Christmas Special this year unless he was able to somehow extend Capaldi’s … Continued

HARD SUN Ep 1

Are you feeling the inevitability of impending doom as a result of our world’s current state? Well, this is the perfect show for you as Neil Cross (creator of TV’s Luther) brings us Hard Sun, a new cop drama that follows the adventures and emotional turmoil of Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko, two contrasting police … Continued

STRANGER THINGS SEASON 2

With the first season of Stranger Things, the Duffer Brothers crafted a tale that steeped itself in ’80s culture even as it explored pleasantly (and painfully) relatable characters and concepts. Franchise staples like Steve Harrington, Nancy Wheeler, and Dustin Henderson subverted their archetypes while characters like Mike Wheeler, Eleven, and Jim Hopper embraced theirs. In … Continued

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES SEASON 2, EPISODE 1: “DRUID”

The first season of The Shannara Chronicles was a distinctly mixed affair. The production values of the series were magnificent; its costuming, effects work, locations, and (for the most part) acting were all ingredients of a modern epic. But despite the luscious visuals, the series was severely let down by its writing. Although it was … Continued

MARVEL’S INHUMANS IMAX (EPISODES 1 & 2: “THE FIRST CHAPTER”)

Back in 2014, head-honcho of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige announced a movie version of the Inhumans as part of their ‘Phase 3’ slate of movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, written by Joe Robert Cole, and scheduled for release in 2019. However, Marvel Entertainment’s TV division scuppered Feige’s plans by introducing the Inhumans the … Continued

PREACHER SEASON 2, EPISODE 9: “PUZZLE PIECE”

Following another fairly tedious rest week for the show and its characters, Preacher goes on the offensive again. Leave it to Herr Starr and The Grail to liven things up, wrestling Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy from their miserable rut. The search for God isn’t going too well, the episode opening with Jesse literally looking on … Continued

PREACHER SEASON TWO, EPISODE SEVEN: “PIG”

With the Saint of Killers currently submerged in his New Orleans swamp, the pressure is off the Preacher and his pals. While there’s still the search for God to be getting on with, the three friends (plus Denis) take some time off for a little rest and recuperation. Ripping off a local bar and its … Continued

PREACHER SEASON TWO, EPISODE SIX: “SOKOSHA”

Now we’re talking. After two episodes spent dealing with Tulip’s marriage to Viktor (RIP) and what happened during the aftermath of Dallas (ugh), Preacher sets itself back on the path to righteousness. As every great episode has since the show’s return, Sokosha kicks off with the Saint of Killers kicking a door in. Led to … Continued

PREACHER SEASON 2, EPISODE 5: “DALLAS”

If last week’s Viktor was Preacher spinning on its wheels, then Dallas is the show not only applying the brakes but then barrelling backwards in reverse – both in terms of narrative and its newfound verve. The Saint of Killers makes but a brief appearance, and there’s not even a glimpse of Eugene, Hell or … Continued