Posts by: Sophie Davies

The best new TV comedies of July-September

Although there wasn’t a huge amount of new comedy on our screens over the summer, Channel 4 gave us two sitcoms that were well worth watching. Here’s our pick of the best new TV comedies that aired in the UK between July and September… Stath Lets Flats Jamie Demetriou stars in this sitcom about a...

The top 10 episodes of Upstart Crow

With Upstart Crow recently finishing up its third series, and a new Christmas special on the horizon, here’s our pick of the Shakespearean sitcom’s top 10 episodes so far… 10. The Quality Of Mercy (Series 1 Episode 6) After discovering that his father has squandered the family savings, Will foolishly borrows money from his nemesis...

Why you should be watching American Vandal

Season 2 of American Vandal is available on Netflix this weekend. If you haven’t already seen its award-winning first season, here’s why it’s worth catching up… With the surge in popularity of true crime around 2015, from the podcast Serial to Netflix’s Making A Murderer and HBO’s The Jinx, it was only a matter of...

Hang Ups episode 1 review

Now that Stath Lets Flats series 1 has come to an end, Channel 4 is filling its Wednesday night slot with another brand new comedy. Hang Ups stars Stephen Mangan as a stressed therapist, delivering online therapy sessions to a host of eccentric clients while also trying to deal with his own problems… It’s loosely...

The best new TV comedies of April-June

Here’s our pick of the best new TV comedies that aired in the UK between April and June… In The Long Run This semi-autobiographical Sky sitcom from Idris Elba is based on his experience of growing up on a Hackney council estate in the 1980s. He stars as the patriarch of the family, inspired by...

Stath Lets Flats episode 1 review

New estate agent sitcom Stath Lets Flats is worth signing on the dotted line for. Back in 2015, BBC Three released a comedy pilot called People Time – a sketch show starring seven writer-performers including siblings Jamie and Natasia Demetriou. It was incredibly well-received, with the New Statesman suggesting it could be “the beginning of...

Red Dwarf: revisiting the eighth series

It’s time to wrap up our rewatch of classic Red Dwarf with a look back at series VIII… 1999 saw Red Dwarf return for its eighth and final series on the BBC, before taking a whopping ten-year hiatus and relaunching on Dave. Series VIII undid some of the questionable changes that were made in series...

The best new TV comedies of January-March

The first three months of 2018 saw the return of shows including This Country, Mum and Damned, as well as the launch of several brand new sitcoms. Of the new sitcoms that aired in the UK between January and March, we’ve chosen the ones that are most worth catching up with… Derry Girls This Channel...