The Defenders have landed… at Disney+

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher have all appeared on the streamer today.  Last month, there was dismay as Netflix removed all Marvel’s “The Defenders” shows from its service. Despite a fruitful partnership, beginning with Daredevil in 2015 and ostensibly taking place within the MCU, the Marvel/Netflix deal dried up in … >

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‘Humans’ finale review: Hester has been the core of Season 2

Alexander Pope said it: ‘To err is Human; to forgive, divine.’ And if Alexander Pope were alive today and watching Humans (which he absolutely would be, in between penning The Rape of the Lock and watching Homes Under The Hammer in his pants), I’m sure he’d amend that phrase to ‘To err is Human; to … >

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‘Humans’ Season 2 Episode 7 review: Neil Maskell is disarmingly natural

Glass. I’ve been thinking about glass this week, and if you’ve just watched tonight’s Humans then you can probably see where I’m going with this. It’s often the case that separating a conversation with a sheet of glass instantly makes it more interesting (Silence of the Lambs, Skyfall, Star Trek Into Darkness, me last Thursday telling … >

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‘Humans’ review: Season 2 Episode 4 is a chance to slow down

For as long as there’s been technology, there’s been a pervading worry about the effect it’ll have on our lives. In the Victorian era, people worried that terrifying speeds of 30mph on the railways would cause organ failure. At the dawn of radio, some naysayers proclaimed it was a distraction for young minds. And in … >

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‘Humans’ review: Season 2 Episode 2 sees more fantastic world-building

With the Elster software spreading like a virus, Humans starts to explore the idea that acquired consciousness doesn’t automatically mean instantly acquired intelligence. For instance, my 10 month old nephew possesses a consciousness, and he keeps smushing broccoli into the carpet and repeatedly forgets that he’s scared of Mr. Pontipine’s moustache on In The Night … >

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