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‘Sherlock’ (2010-2017): A eulogy

There’s no denying that Sherlock was a juggernaut of a show. It changed the way we experienced TV with its slick on screen text display, surreal imagery and its lovable yet flawed characters. With ‘The Final Problem’ all wrapped up, the fandom is now divided. Some want another season while others are happy with the...

Why you should be watching ‘Rick and Morty’

Imagine a show like this. It’s set in an infinitely complex sci-fi sandbox in which countless amounts of planets, dimensions and alien species co-exist. Our guide to this universe is a somewhat irascible, wacky older man who’s an expert on everything the vast and terrifying universe has to offer. And to ensure that the man...

Has ‘Sherlock’ lost the plot?

With the lowest viewing figures since the acclaimed BBC drama began, ‘The Final Problem’ begged the question: has Sherlock lost the plot? The elaborate storylines of the fourth season finale stretched the bounds of credibility to its limits, and whether its adventurous approach to story-telling was a bold or a foolish move depends on your...

Is ‘Sherlock’ really a fantasy rather than a crime drama?

So, is Sherlock really a fantasy rather than a crime drama? “Eh?” I hear you ask. But I haven’t gone mad, I’m not on a trip right now, and last time I checked my walls were still vertical. I’m deadly serious: there’s a legitimate case (ho ho) that we should talk about Sherlock as fantasy...

Why do teens connect so well with ‘Our Girl’?

Our Girl the army drama, recently re-surfacing on our screens, has become extremely popular in all age groups, from teens to adults. But why do us teens love it so much? Why do we find it so easy to connect with? The exciting storyline kept me constantly gripped, but what made the programme so relatable...

Why you should be watching ‘Frequency’

With around 500 original shows vying for attention on TV right now, it’s inevitable that today’s landscape is an extremely competitive one. Some shows spark with the public instantly and become mainstream hits, while others find a smaller, more dedicated audience and prestige from critical raves and awards attention. Very often, however, a new show...

7 things ‘Sherlock’ fans loved about ‘The Lying Detective’

Right, ok, anyone here need a shock blanket? Because that was an emotional roller-coaster and a half. Here are seven things we loved about ‘The Lying Detective’…   There’s still something about Mary Before I get onto the major revelations of the episode, I speculated last week how I think the series would progress with...

Why I love ‘Our Girl’

On 7 September 2016 the BBC released a prequel heralding the return of Our Girl. The army drama from writer Tony Grounds was a major hit in 2014 and I was beyond excited to know that the second instalment was finally here! When watching this iconic drama, I felt so drawn to so many aspects of the show...

‘Sherlock’ Season 4 speculation: There’s something after Mary

So if you haven’t yet seen Sherlock Season 4’s opener, ‘The Six Thatchers’, go and watch it now and come back because I’m about to ruin everything for you. Ok, so let’s talk about Mary. Or rather, how the show will develop with the lack of Mary! For any die-hard Sherlock Holmes fans, you will...

Why you should be watching ‘Halt and Catch Fire’

AMC is a network best known for its big hitters – The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Mad Men, which have defined a great deal of the last decade in television. Yet some of its greatest successes aren’t receiving the mass mainstream attention and viewing figures that the Walking Dead shows rake in. Case in...