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Television reviews of some of the best new shows, dramas, comedies and documentaries on TV.

Doctor Who Series 8 review

Doctor Who Series 8 review

The start of a Doctor’s new tenure in the longest running sci-fi TV show in the world is always preceded with an equal mix of both nervous trepidation and excitement for both fans and critics alike and that was definitely the case for Peter Capaldi’s first full episode in charge on Sunday night. The opening(…)

Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy Series 2 review

Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy Series 2 review

Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy Series 2 blasted its way back onto E4 at the end of July 2014 like a moon-eyed marmoset thrashing about in bath of orange liqueur and we’ve been doting on it ever since. With a whole new setting in Hawaii for Noel, Andy Warhol, Dolly and Smooth, along with a lot(…)

Cuckoo Series 2 review

Cuckoo Series 2 review

Cuckoo Series 2 finally made it’s way to BBC 3 earlier this week with a few new faces to replace Andy Samberg and Tamla Kari, but with Greg Davies back as the giant rock of the family and more great writing from Robin French and Kieron Quirke it’s as funny as ever. Bringing in Twilight(…)

The Trip to Italy review

The Trip to Italy review

Erh, it’s not often that a sequel outdoes it’s predecessor, with maybe the notable exception of Godfather II, but in The Trip to Italy, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and Michael Winterbottom appear to have pulled off the near impossible. It’s only one episode in at the moment, so it’s hard to say if it’ll still(…)

Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe Series 2 review

Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe Series 2 review

Charlie Brooker is back with his blacker than black mirrors in the second series of Weekly Wipe, and as ever it’s a brilliantly jagged take on the week just gone by that includes everything from TV mockery, politician bashing and a few random segues into tame-comedian skits. That probably doesn’t sell it very well, but(…)

Raised by Wolves, Channel 4, review

Raised by Wolves, Channel 4, review

Raised by Wolves is the latest comedy pilot from Channel 4 and it’s an instant gem if the first episode is anything to go by. It’s intelligent and down-to-earth all at the same time, while keeping you locked into laughs throughout the show. There’s only one episode available at the moment, but hopefully there’ll be(…)

Doctor Who, The Time of the Doctor review

Doctor Who, The Time of the Doctor review

The Doctor has regenerated with Matt Smith taking his last bow as the eponymous Time Lord in the big Christmas day special, The Time of the Doctor, to make way for Peter Capaldi to take up the reigns of the Tardis. It was the culmination of nearly 5 years as the Dr, and especially important(…)

Doctor Who The Day of the Doctor review

Doctor Who The Day of the Doctor review

Last night (23rd November 2013) saw the premier of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and it was a firm signal that things are about to change for the BBC sci-fi behemoth. The Day of the Doctor was the title of the 77 minute special that celebrated the golden anniversary and while it was a(…)

Big Bang Theory Series 7 review

Big Bang Theory Series 7 review

Big Bang Theory is back on UK TV with Series 7, which kicked off on E4 last Thursday (31st October 2013), and from the first episode it looks like it’s going be just as funny as the last six series. While it’s never going to be quite as fresh as it was during its debut(…)

Man Down review

Man Down review

Greg Davies kicked off yet another starring role sitcom this weekend with his latest venture, Man Down on Channel 4, and if the opening episode is anything to go by it’s a banker for over-sized trousers and guffaws. It’s random and a bit surreal, which gives it a unique feel despite some of its more(…)

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