TV Review: Gangs of London (Sky Atlantic) – Season One

Created by Gareth Evans (The Raid) and Matt Flannery and aired on Sky Atlantic in April 2020, Gangs of London is set in the heart of London when the most powerful criminal in London, Finn Wallace (Colm Meaney), is assassinated – and nobody knows who ordered the hit. With rivals everywhere, and the help of […]

TV Review: After Life (Netflix) – Season Two

Created, directed by, and starring Ricky Gervais, the second series of his hugely successful Netflix series After Life aired in April 2020. The six-episode series follows Tony (Gervais), whose life was turned upside down after his wife (Kerry Godliman) dies from breast cancer, as he still struggles with immense grief. But he’s determined to move […]

TV Review: Ozark (Netflix) – Season One

Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams for Netflix, the first season of Ozark follows financial advisor Marty (Jason Bateman), his wife Wendy (Laura Linney), and their children, who are forced to relocate from Chicago to a summer resort community in the Lake of the Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme for a Mexican drug cartel […]

TV Review: Breeders (Sky One) – Season One

Created by Chris Addison, Simon Blackwell, and Martin Freeman, Breeders is a comedic look at the trials and tribulations of parenthood. Premiering on Sky One in March 2020, the series follows two parents (Freeman and Daisy Haggard) who struggle with parenthood, exploring the paradox that every parent knows but never admits: you would willingly die […]

TV Review: The Innocence Files (Netflix) – Season One

The nine-episode true-crime series on Netflix, The Innocence Files, aired on Netflix in March 2020 and explores nine cases of wrongful conviction that The Innocence Project and organizations within the Innocence Network have worked on to try and get their verdicts overturned.

TV Review: Quiz (ITV) – Miniseries

A three-part drama which aired on ITV in April 2020, Quiz tells the story of Charles Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen), a former British army major, who won the jackpot on the quiz show, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?‘, hosted by Chris Tarrant (Michael Sheen). Written by James Graham, and is based on his play, Quiz, […]

TV Review: The Nest (BBC) – Season One

Written by Nicole Taylor, the BBC drama, The Nest, aired in March 2020 and follows a couple, Dan (Martin Compston) and Emily (Sophie Rundle), who, struggling to conceive, are confronted by a mysterious 18-year-old, Kaya (Mirren Mack), who offers to be their surrogate mother.

Documentary Review: Beware The Slenderman (Sky Crime)

A 2016 HBO documentary film directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky, currently on Sky Crime, Beware the Slenderman is a documentary about the 2014 true-crime story of when two 12-year old girls (Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier) attempted to murder one of their friends, stabbing her 19 times, in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional […]

TV Review: Cursed Films (Shudder) – Season One

From writer and director Jay Cheel and a Shudder original series, Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously cursed horror film productions, including The Exorcist, The Omen, Poltergeist, The Crow, and Twilight Zone: The Movie. From plane accidents and bombings, the rumoured use of […]

TV Review: Liar (ITV) – Season Two

Created by Harry and Jack Williams, the second season of ITV’s Liar aired in March 2020 and sees Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt) accused of the murder of Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd), a renowned surgeon who she had previously accused of rape, as she once again finds herself drawn into Andrew’s destructive path.

TV Review: Noughts + Crosses (BBC One) – Season One

An adaptation of the first book in the Noughts & Crosses novel series by Malorie Blackman, the BBC series is set in an alternate history where black “Cross” people rule over white “Noughts”. Against this background of prejudice and distrust as powerful rebellion mounts on the streets, a passionate romance builds between Sephy (Masali Baduza) […]

Documentary Review: Tiger King – Murder, Mayhem and Madness (Netflix)

Released on Netflix in March 2020, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is a true-crime documentary about the life of Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, popularly known as Joe Exotic, a mulleted, gun-toting polygamist and country-western singer. The documentary focusses on the deeply interconnected society of the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, which also includes Joe’s […]

TV Review: The Act (Amazon Prime) – Miniseries

Created by Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean and currently streaming on Amazon Prime‘s StarzPlay channel (which you can currently get for 99p for three months), The Act is based on the true story of Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King) and her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette). Gypsy has been told her whole life that she […]

Documentary Review: The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez (Netflix)

Directed by documentary filmmaker Brian Knappenberger, The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez is a 2020 Netflix miniseries about the 2013 murder of Gabriel Fernandez, an eight-year-old boy from Palmdale, California, who endured prolonged abuse by his mother and her boyfriend. The documentary series offers an inside look at the trial, as well as an eye-opening investigation […]

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 […]