THE CROWN: The Ladies Not For Turning (Season 4 – Review)

The fourth season of The Crown revolves around three of the most powerful, beloved and divisive women in 20th century British history: Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher and Diana, Princess of Wales. That makes Season Four of Peter Morgan’s half-century-plus spanning political, dramatic opus perhaps the most anticipated year of the series to date. FilledContinue reading “THE CROWN: The Ladies Not For Turning (Season 4 – Review)”

Let’s give X-FILES: ALBUQUERQUE the benefit of the Truth

Fox threw fans of legendary 1990s pop-culture phenomenon The X-Files a curve ball last week by announcing the development of a brand new, spin-off series. X-Files: Albuquerque, which is currently being worked up for the network (and by extension their overlords, Disney), is planned to be an animated comedy revolving around a collection of “misfitContinue reading “Let’s give X-FILES: ALBUQUERQUE the benefit of the Truth”

Attachment Theory: Game of Thrones, Characters and Expectations

We are going to look back on the final season of Game of Thrones as one, six-part series finale because, essentially, that’s precisely what it is, riven with concluding arcs and beats for its huge ensemble of characters. SPOILERS follow, so beware…

A Slayer Reborn: Buffy and the Reboot Question

Every July weekend at San Diego Comic Con, the biggest geek showcase on the planet where all the major studios and productions roll up to drop exclusives and surprises, you always get one announcement which courts a level of controversy and/or deep analysis. This year it wasn’t even the debut of a trailer for theContinue reading “A Slayer Reborn: Buffy and the Reboot Question”

Project Crossroads: Where does The X-Files go from here?

The X-Files, one of the most recognised and beloved television properties of the last three decades, lies once again at a fascinating impasse. ‘My Struggle IV’, which I discuss here in depth, was billed as a finale, but it soon became clear Chris Carter only intended Season 11 to serve as a season rather thanContinue reading “Project Crossroads: Where does The X-Files go from here?”

The X-Files – ‘My Struggle IV’

WILLIAM: I know the truth can only come from my father, a man I’ve only seen in my visions, but who I already know I hate… How do you end The X-Files? This is a question fans have been asking themselves for quarter of a century, ever since Chris Carter’s show premiered in 1993 onContinue reading “The X-Files – ‘My Struggle IV’”

The X-Files – ‘Ghouli’

SCULLY: I should have had the courage to stand by you, but I thought I was being strong because it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done: to let go, and to know that I was going to miss your whole life. When plans for the latest season of The X-Files were announced, quite aContinue reading “The X-Files – ‘Ghouli’”

The X-Files – ‘The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat’

“It’s not me! It’s the world! The world has gone mad!” There have been several back and forth opinions regarding the latest season of TheX-Files as to whether or not the show has too often tried to layer its fantastical stories with too much overt American political commentary. ‘The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat’ willContinue reading “The X-Files – ‘The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat’”

The X-Files – ‘Plus One’

SCULLY: “This is a mass phenomenon!” MULDER: “Which is why you and I are gonna jump on I-95 south this morning and get back to our bread & butter…” Bread and butter indeed. There is a strong argument brewing that ‘Plus One’, the third episode of The X-Files’ eleventh season, is the purest example ofContinue reading “The X-Files – ‘Plus One’”

The X-Files – ‘My Struggle III’

The X-Files enters the era of post-truth with a remarkable level of chutzpah. After the relaunch of Season 10 aka ‘the Event Series’ and it’s rampant success, Season 11 became almost assured once difficult contract negotiations (principally with Gillian Anderson) were figured out, but despite only a two year gap between both seasons, the culturalContinue reading “The X-Files – ‘My Struggle III’”