Posts by: Dale Cowan

Electric Dreams: Autofac review

Spoilers for Autofac Electric Dreams, the sci-if anthology series, based on acclaimed author Philip K Dick’s short stories, returns to our screens with dystopian future tale, Autofac. “The world’s smartest factory” To set the scene, Autofac takes place on post-war Earth, sometime in the future, where the remaining humans having colonised. Autofac, a sentient supply...

Strike – Career of Evil, part one review (Spoilers)

Here’s our spoiler-filled review of Strike – Career of Evil, part one. Returning to our screens for the first time since September last year, Strike’s final story of this series, Career Of Evil, sees our detective duo facing the ghosts of personal tragedies that begin to boil over into their work. “He threatened to cut...

‘Little Boy Blue’ review: Episode 2 is authentic and brutal storytelling

Following on from last week’s heartbreaking introduction, ITV’s Little Boy Blue shifts the focus of the story in this second episode, but is no less emotionally impactful as a result. “A killer whose identity everybody knows, but who we cannot charge. People are getting frustrated by our perceived lack of progress.” While last week’s opener, quite...

‘Death in Paradise’ Season 6 finale review

As we end our 2017 stay on Saint Marie, things take a decidedly softer pace for this week’s Death in Paradise mystery. Sadly this doesn’t make for a closing episode with much bite. “We’re not in London anymore, Dad. You have to expect things to be a bit different.” The episode does have many redeeming...

‘Death in Paradise’ review: Humphrey bids farewell in Season 6 Episode 6

Following on from last week’s episode, this conclusion to the ongoing mystery provides not just a satisfying end to the central story but also has us say goodbye to one of our regular cast. “It was an apparently impossible murder.” The central mystery has a real freshness to it and helps the episode immensely. Much...

‘Death in Paradise’ review: Season 6 Episode 4 tugs at the heartstrings

After a few weeks of surprisingly fresh episodes in terms of the central mystery, this week’s Death in Paradise feels a bit more back to basics, with a lot more emphasis on Humphrey andMartha’s holiday romance. “It almost feels like an execution.” The murder of the week story, with a cricketer being found shot dead on...

‘Death in Paradise’ review: The gang head to London in Season 6 Episode 5

After last week’s slightly more formulaic episode, this week’s Death in Paradise goes international as the gang relocate to London for an investigation into a British sailor’s death whose potential suspects have all fled back to the UK. “They all checked out this morning. Got the first flight home at 6am.” This is a really...