‘Tis the season for best-of lists! Because I, too, am human and have opinions about things, this is mine. Follow the jump for my favourite media of 2015.
REVIEW: The Strain, season 1, episode 1, ‘Night Zero’
The Strain was always meant to be a television show. Although the story was originally published as a trilogy of novels, co-written by creator Guillermo del Toro with Chuck Hogan, del Toro had initially envisaged The Strain as a multi-season TV series. The pilot, commissioned by FX after Hogan and del Toro’s completion of the final novel, is co-written and directed by del Toro himself, also executive producer. Airing Wednesday September 17th on Watch, the pilot introduces a thirteen episode season which has already aired up to episode ten in the US – so it’s one to avoid Googling if spoilers are an issue.
REVIEW: The Musketeers season 1, episode 10, ‘Musketeers Don’t Die Easily’
If you’ve ever so much as flicked a glance down my blog, you’ll have noticed that I’ve recently fallen for new BBC series The Musketeers. The costumes, the plotlines, the sexy people constantly touching one another – it was love at first sight. In this, my first television review, I aim with a doleful heart to disentangle the knotty […]
Seven Reasons You Should Watch… The Musketeers
Something you should know about me: there are three things sure to hook me into a new story, whatever medium it comes in. Those are: a period setting, a group cast, and seriously smokingly attractive people. The BBC’s new series Musketeers is batting three for three – or whatever sports analogy you want to insert […]