Category Archive: Television & Other Media

TV Review: The Walking Dead – Coda (S5, E8)

Intense, uncertain and devastating, “Coda” marks a fitting end to one of the best half-seasons of The Walking Dead to date – ★★★★

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TV Review: The Walking Dead – Self Help (S5, E5)

“Self Help” addresses a number of character development issues, but it does so in a way that feels a little too familiar – ★★½

TV Review: Doctor Who – Death in Heaven (S8, E12)

Inconsistent, problematic, but with moments of brilliance, “Death in Heaven” is a rather fitting conclusion to Series 8 – ★★★

TV Review: Doctor Who – Dark Water (S8, E11)

“Dark Water” is Moffat at his darkest and most deliciously morbid, and it lays some fierce foundations for the finale still to come – ★★★★

TV Review: The Walking Dead – Four Walls and a Roof (S5, E3)

The lines between the living and the undead become increasingly blurred this week as The Walking Dead continues to explore the desperate savagery of its surviving characters – ★★★½

TV Review: Doctor Who – In the Forest of the Night (S8, E10)

“In the Forest of the Night” is a pure filler episode, written by a man best known for his children’s books. Both of these things really do show… – ★½

TV Review: The Walking Dead – Strangers (S5, E2)

There’s an inevitable reduction in pace in this week’s episode, though “Strangers” still packs quite a fierce dramatic punch when it needs to – ★★★

TV Review: Doctor Who – Flatline (S8, E9)

The best episode of Series 8 so far, “Flatline” uses the effortless dynamic between Capaldi and Coleman to excellent effect – ★★★★

TV Review: The Walking Dead – No Sanctuary (S5, E1)

“No Sanctuary” marks a triumphant return to greatness for everyone’s favourite zombie-slaying show, and is everything a season premiere ought to be – ★★★★

TV Review: Doctor Who – Mummy on the Orient Express (S8, E8)

A vast improvement on last week’s episode, “Mummy on the Orient Express” is a classic example of a self-contained story done just right – ★★★½

TV Review: Doctor Who – The Caretaker (S8, E6)

The “monster of the week” sucks major balls, sure, but The Caretaker has other, more intimate charms that make it a fun and worthwhile episode – ★★★

TV Review: Doctor Who – Time Heist (S8, E5)

There are lots of nice ideas at the heart of “Time Heist”, but thanks – somewhat ironically – to the constraints of time, they’re all underdeveloped and muddled – ★★

TV Review: Doctor Who – Listen (S8, E4)

Listen has all the hallmarks of a typical Moffat episode, but for the first time since The Pandorica Opens they come together to produce an episode that is as poignant as it is thrilling – ★★★★

TV Review: Doctor Who – Robot of Sherwood (S8, E3)

Plot wise, “Robot of Sherwood” is a ramshackle mess, but it makes the most of Capaldi’s comic skills and is, despite its flaws, still mildly entertaining – ★★½

TV Review: Doctor Who – Into the Dalek (S8, E2)

Capaldi is still the stand-out but, after a shaky start last week, it seems the writing might finally be beginning to catch-up with him – ★★★★

TV Review: Jonathan Creek – The Sinner and the Sandman (S5, E2)

My review of Jonathan Creek, Series 5, Episode 2: The Sinner and the Sandman.

TV Review: Doctor Who – The Time of the Doctor

My ★★★½ review of The Time of the Doctor, which marks Matt Smith’s final episode of Doctor Who and the start of Peter Capaldi’s reign.

TV Review: Doctor Who – The Day of the Doctor

My ★★★ review of The Day of the Doctor, the most anticipated episode in Doctor Who‘s 50 year history; was it able to meet the colossal expectations of this dedicated Whovian?

Celebrating 50 Years of Doctor Who

In anticipation of The Day of the Doctor, here’s a brief but loving celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who from an unashamed Whovian.