The final episode of Poldark’s third series opened with coastlines, rum, warbling, and even a flicked-out sailor’s telescope (not a euphemism). There were love letters with phrases like ‘press but her lips to mine, and never let love decay’ (basically the eighteenth century’s answer to sexting); George was screwing over the poor again; and Geoffrey Charles was channeling Aunt Agatha (“It’s a Poldark house! And he’s a usurper!”). This being a series finale, however, it was inevitable they’d invoke the ancient Poldark rule that no more than two people can be happy at any one time (this week it was Dwight and Caroline). I predicted a finale of adultery and clifftop contemplation, mining and murder, and though there was less of the latter, they went hell for leather on the former.
We’re back to hook you up with the best Netflix viewing this August. Instead of compulsively refreshing Instagram and brooding over everyone you know drinking umbrella cocktails in some tropical paradise, tune in and veg out with TN2, with our … Continue reading Netflix: What To Watch – August
The penultimate episode of Poldark series three was a bit of a belter, mainly thanks to one particularly spectacular bait and switch. Poldark rarely employs overt storytelling devices (there’s only been one hallucinatory vision sequence so far this year, and hardly any voiceovers) but when they do, it’s marvellous. SPOILERS!
There is only one important take-away from this week’s Poldark: Aunt Agatha’s (Caroline Blakiston) gleeful cackling and ominous forewarnings are no more. Last week it looked like the last of the Trenwith Poldarks (excluding young Geoffrey Charles, and bearing in … Continue reading Keeping up with Poldark – series 3, episode 7
Jason Bateman steals the show in Netflix’s latest foray into the murky world of Mexican drug cartels – joining Narcos and more recently El Chapo – in Ozark. Bateman plays Marty Byrde: husband, father, and crooked financial advisor, who has … Continue reading “A Redneck St. Tropez”: Netflix’s “meandering” Ozark
“Sometimes… things that are expensive… are worse.” — Freckle, episode four. This statement couldn’t be more true of the cheaply produced but incredibly funny and glossy new web series that is The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo. A … Continue reading The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo – review
The famous Irish TV comedy Damo & Ivor will become a full feature film in 2018! Wildcard Distribution will be bringing the comedy Damo & Ivor The Movie to Irish cinemas next year. Production of the film is starting this … Continue reading Irish TV comedy “Damo & Ivor” comes to the big screen
●●●○○ This week’s Poldark opened, rather uncharacteristically, in the Trenwith home of Elizabeth and George Warleggan, where they proceeded to eat strawberries in their four-poster like they weren’t trying to plot the downfall of every decent character within a thirty-mile … Continue reading Keeping up with Poldark: series 3, episode 6
I could tell by the cut of the coat. The team behind the reveal of Doctor Who’s latest regeneration tried to maintain the suspense a little longer – it was a dark, masculine grey, with broad shoulders and a black … Continue reading “It’s about time” – Doctor Who Casts First Female Lead
●●●●○ This week’s Poldark review must begin with a moment’s silence for Captain Henshawe (John Hollingworth), a man of the loyal, decent sort who didn’t deserve to meet his end at the hands of some trigger-happy French Republicans. It was … Continue reading Keeping up with Poldark: series 3, episode 5
It’s time to talk historical drama’s most unlikely sleeper hit. Yes, even more unlikely than a series following a cheekboned crime-solving 1950s Anglican vicar (ITV’s Grantchester) or one entirely based on Tom Hardy’s penchant for brutish skulking and indecipherable dialogue … Continue reading “Outlander”: historical drama’s sleeper hit
Channel 4’s The Virtues; an Irish drama coming soon. The four greats from This is England; director Shane Meadows, screenwriter Jack Thorne and actors Helen Behan and Stephen Graham, are collaborating once again for The Virtues. The Virtues is … Continue reading This is England reunites for new Irish Drama, The Virtues