Streaming special: Everything Now, The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar, Our Flag Means Death S2, Lessons in Chemistry + Frasier

(via Shutterstock) Gird your loins people because the tsunami of streaming content continues to race towards us at great speed. Getting through it all is likely next-to-near impossible, but while that may be true, this reviewer is going to be giving these five shows a red-hot go because they all Continue Reading

Hello civilisation! Krapopolis brings gods, humans and monsters together in a gloriously funny tale of animated proto-urbanity (with pigs)

(courtesy IMDb) SNAPSHOTSet in mythical ancient Greece, Krapopolis tells the story of a dysfunctional family of humans, gods and monsters trying to run one of the world’s first cities, while also trying their best to not kill each other in the process. The series features the voices of Emmy Award-winner Continue Reading

Rot begins at the edges, long before it reaches the heart: Foundation (S2, E6-8)

(courtesy YouTube (c) AppleTV+) Episode 6 – “Why the Gods Made Me”You get the impression that when Hari Seldon (Jared Harris) first devised his maths-based theory of psychohistory that he must have bloodlessly and impassionately put it all together, convinced that while he was saving humanity, the actual affairs and Continue Reading

Accept your fate or fight back – what will you choose? Thoughts on Invasion (S2, E1-2)

Invasion S2, E1 (courtesy IMP Awards) Episode 1 – “Something’s Changed”Honestly if you’d asked this reviewer if he’d ever see a second season on Invasion, the answer would be a hard “NO”. While the first season was the very highest order of sci-fi storytelling, slowly and expertly building tension and Continue Reading

Only Murders in the Building season 3 review: E1 (“The Show Must …”), E2 (“The Beat Goes On” and E3 (“Grab Your Hankies”)

(courtesy IMP Awards) “Cosy murder” is one of those deliciously contradictory genre labels that somehow leaves you feeling simultaneously alarmed and reassured. If you stop to think about it, there really isn’t anything truly comforting about murder which, it’s inherent life-ending qualities apart, suggests trauma, violence, pain, loss and soul-scarring Continue Reading