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: 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: 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: 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 […]

My TV Watchlist 2019

Every year, I document every film that I’ve watched and reviewed them all using Letterboxd, and I record and review every book that I’ve read with Goodreads. So, I thought I would start doing the same with what TV series I watch in an attempt to encourage me to start reviewing them more, too. I […]

Film Review: The Irishman

Directed by Martin Scorsese and based on the 2004 biographical book I Heard You Paint Houses by former homicide prosecutor, investigator and defense attorney Charles Brandt, The Irishman was released on Netflix this month. It chronicles the life of Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), an alleged mafia hitman who confesses to a crime that he […]

Film Review: Marriage Story

Directed and produced by Noah Baumbach and released on Netflix this month, Marriage Story follows a stage director (Adam Driver) and his actor wife (Scarlett Johansson) as they struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.

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: 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 […]

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: 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: Black Mirror (Netflix) – Season Five

Written and created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror returns to Netflix with a fifth series compromising of three episodes – Striking Vipers, Smithereens, and Rachel Jack and Ashley Too. With a series like Black Mirror, you expect to be thrown in at the deep end with a warning of how technology is advancing, but this […]

TV Review: After Life (Netflix) – Season One

Created, directed by, and starring Ricky Gervais, After Life aired on Netflix in April 2019. The six-episode series follows Tony (Gervais), whose life is turned upside down after his wife (Kerry Godliman) dies from breast cancer. He contemplates suicide, but instead decides to live long enough to punish the world for his wife’s death by […]

TV Review: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) – Season One

Developed for Netflix by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater and an adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics comic book series of the same name, created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy aired in February 2019. The series follows oddball billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) whose death brings together his adopted children […]

TV Review: Dirty John (Netflix)

Created by Alexandra Cunningham and based on a true story, Dirty John aired on Netflix in February 2019 and is based on the articles and breakout true-crime podcast from Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard. The series tells the story of how the seemingly perfect life of Debra Newell (Connie Britton) is disrupted as she […]

TV Review: You (Netflix) – Season One

Netflix‘s American psychological thriller series, You, which was released in December 2018 and developed by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, follows a clever bookstore manager, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) and is based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes. When Joe meets and falls in love with a customer, a graduate […]

TV Review: Sex Education (Netflix)

Created by Laurie Nunn and premiered on Netflix in January 2019, Sex Education follows a socially awkward high school virgin, Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), who lives with his sex therapist mother, Dr Jean F. Milburn (Gillian Anderson). Otis and his best friend Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) aren’t the kind of people who get invited to the […]

Documentary Review: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix)

Premiered on Netflix this month, Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is a four-part series by Joe Berlinger that takes a look inside the mind of one of the most prolific serial killers, Ted Bundy. Featuring previously unheard interviews with him on death row and archival footage of those affected by his actions, […]