TV Review: The Outsider (Sky Atlantic) – Season One

Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, The Outsider follows a group of investigators who are confounded over an unspeakable crime that’s been committed, when the gruesome murder of a boy in the Georgia woods leads them to a mysterious force surrounding the case.

TV Review: Ballers (Sky Comedy) – Season Five

The fifth and final season of Ballers aired in February 2020 and saw Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson), a retired NFL player turned financial manager of other NFL players, shaken out of retirement after receiving an offer he can’t refuse. Meanwhile, Joe (Rob Corddry) and Lance (Russell Brand) take a gamble on the future of Sports […]

TV Review: The Stranger (Netflix) – Season One

Written by Danny Brocklehurst and based on the Harlan Coben novel of the same name, The Stranger premiered on Netflix in January 2020. The series follows a happily married father of two, Adam Price (Richard Armitage), whose life is turned upside-down after a stranger (Hannah John-Kamen) tells him a secret about his wife. The revelation […]

TV Review: White House Farm (ITV) – Miniseries

The six-part ITV miniseries White House Farm is a factual drama based on the true story of a fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family were murdered at an Essex farmhouse, and the ensuing police investigation and court case that followed. Rating:

TV Review: Sex Education (Netflix) – Season Two

Created by Laurie Nunn and with the new series having premiered on Netflix in January 2020, season two of Sex Education sees the return of Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) who, now in a relationship with Ola (Patricia Allison), must master his newly discovered sexual urges. Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia […]

TV Review: Vera (ITV) – Season Ten

Based on novels of the same name by crime writer Ann Cleeves, Northumberland & City Police’s very own Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope (Brenda Blethyn) returns for a tenth season. The series, which aired on ITV in January 2020, consists of four episodes following the deaths of a self-styled entrepreneur, a teenage boy, a cleaner, […]

TV Review: You (Netflix) – Season Two

Following on from the success of 2018’s first season of Netflix‘s You, developed by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble and loosely based on the Caroline Kepnes‘ second novel, Hidden Bodies, the second series sees Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) move from New York to Los Angeles to escape his past. Here, he starts over with a […]

TV Review: Deadwater Fell (Channel 4) – Miniseries

A four-part British miniseries written and created by Daisy Coulam that aired on Channel 4 in January 2020, Deadwater Fell is set in a remote Scottish village and follows a doctor (David Tennant) whose wife and three young children are murdered in a fire. As the only survivor, investigators begin to question the father and […]

TV Review: The Witcher (Netflix) – Season One

Based on the book series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, with this first series being based on The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny short stories, The Witcher was released on Netflix in December 2019. The series is set on a fictional landmass known as “the Continent”, and follows the journies […]

Documentary Review: Tell Me Who I Am (Netflix)

Directed by Ed Perkins, Tell Me Who I Am tells the story of when 18-year-old Alex Lewis wakes up from a coma after surviving a motorcycle accident to a world that he doesn’t remember. He has forgotten everything: his home, his parents. He can’t even remember his own name. The only thing he does know […]

TV Review: A Confession (ITV) – Miniseries

A Confession is a six-part drama on ITV which follows the true story of DS Stephen Fulcher (Martin Freeman) and his hunt for missing 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan (Florence Howard) which took place in 2011. Fulcher intends on catching the killer even if it costs him his career and reputation. But whilst his actions ultimately lead […]

TV Review: The Capture (BBC One) – Season One

Written and directed by Ben Chanan, The Capture is a six-episode series which follows British soldier Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) who is acquited of a war crime, only to then be accused – and backed by damning CCTV evidence – of the kidnapping and murder of his barrister, Hannah Roberts (Laura Haddock). Whilst Emery works […]

TV Review: Thirteen Reasons Why (Netflix) – Season Three

Developed for Netflix by Brian Yorkey and based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, the third season of Thirteen Reasons Why sees Clay (Dylan Minnette) and new-girl-at-school Ani (Grace Saif) investigate their friends – Jessica (Alisha Boe), Justin (Brandon Flynn), Alex (Miles Heizer), Zach (Ross Butler), Tony (Christian Navarro), Tyler (Devin […]

TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale (Channel 4) – Season Three

The third season of The Handmaid’s Tale, created by Bruce Miller and adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, which is set in the dystopian totalitarian society of Gilead, sees June (Elisabeth Moss) return to Gilead after giving up on her escape at the end season two to fight for something bigger. Her only […]

Documentary Review: The Innocent Man (Netflix)

The Innocent Man is an American true-crime documentary television series based on John Grisham‘s 2006 book The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town which debuted on Netflix in December 2018. The series follows the true story of a small-town justice gone terribly awry, revolving around the conviction of former major league star […]

TV Review: Killing Eve (BBC One) – Season Two

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed first season of Killing Eve sees the return of bored, desk-bound Eve (Sandra Oh), a British intelligence investigator who is obsessed with capturing the psychopathic assassin, Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Based on the Villanelle novel series by Luke Jennings, this second season sees Eve’s fantasies of being a spy take […]

TV Review: Stranger Things (Netflix) – Season Three

Created by the Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross, Stranger Things returns for a third season as the group reunite in the summer of 1985, when the new Starcourt Mall has become the focal point of the town. With the gang on the cusp of adulthood, romance blossoms and complications begin to alter the group’s dynamic. […]

TV Review: The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) – Season One

Created by Mike Flanagan and a re-imagining of the 1959 novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The story follows five adult siblings – (Michiel Huisman), Shirley (Elizabeth Reaser), Luke (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Theo (Kate Siegel), and Nell (Victoria Pedrettias) – and flashes between […]

TV Review: Big Little Lies (Sky Atlantic) – Season Two

Created by David E. Kelley and based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book, Big Little Lies tells the tale of five mothers (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Zoe Kravitz) in a seaside town in California whose seemingly perfect lives unravel after they become involved in a murder case investigation. Looking at how […]