Review: Doctor Who 60th Specials – Episode 3 – “The Giggle”

Doctor Who - The Giggle.

Spoilers from the outset for this review of the Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Special, “The Giggle.” The end looms for the Fourteenth Doctor in the third and final episode of the 60th-anniversary specials. It all begins in Soho, 1925, with the birth of television, an appropriate subject matter to honor the 60-year milestone and an effective means to welcome … Read more

Review: Doctor Who 60th Specials – Episode 2 – “Wild Blue Yonder”

Doctor Who - Wild Blue Yonder.

Spoilers from the outset for this review of the Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Special, “Wild Blue Yonder.” As a recap, Donna (Catherine Tate) spilled coffee onto the TARDIS console, sending the temp from Chiswick (born in Southampton, as we learn in this episode) and the Fourteenth Doctor (David Tennant) out of control across time and space. The episode swiftly … Read more

Review: Doctor Who 60th Specials – Episode 1 – “The Star Beast”

Doctor Who - The Star Beast.

Spoilers from the outset for this review of the Doctor Who 60th-Anniversary Special, “The Star Beast.” In 2008, Donna Noble lost her memory of the Doctor. Wilfred Mott (Bernard Cribbins) saluted the Time Lord from his doorstep as the time traveller returned to the TARDIS in the rain, once again, all alone. Tears fell, and … Read more

Review: Inside No.9 – Season 8, Episode 4 – “Love is a Stranger”

Inside No. 9 - Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton.

A serial killer on the prowl discards a body on a wasteland in Kettering. These chilling revelations filter through a radio as Vicky (Claire Rushbrook) prepares for a date. Someone at her door, in black leather gloves, rings the intercom for her door. Number 9. Vicky meets Edgar (Matthew Horne), a landscape gardener. Palm Date … Read more

Review: Inside No. 9 – Season 8, Episode 2 – “Mother’s Ruin”

Edward and Harry - Inside No.9.

Spoilers ahead for this review of Inside No.9. In the dead of night, Edward (Reece Shearsmith) enters a lavish suburban bungalow rather clumsily. As he sends kitchen cutlery clattering, his dippy brother Harry (Steve Pemberton) rings the bell. The property belongs to their late mother, Annie. Since her death, the bungalow has remained untouched. The new … Read more

Review – The Last Of Us Season 1, Episode 9 – “Look for the Light”

Joel and Ellie - The Last Of Us.

Spoilers from the outset for this finale review of HBO’s adaptation of The Last Of Us. The season finale opens with Anna, Ellie’s biological mother, being chased into a house by unseen infected. An original character only referenced in dialogue during the Left Behind DLC (Episode 7 for a recap), Anna is portrayed by the actress who provided voice … Read more