TV show review entries

January 11, 2007

Torchwood

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Title:
Torchwood
Rating:
5 out of 5 stars

Wow. The series was amazing.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when the series first started. I knew it was written by the legend that is Russel T Davies, so knew it would be something to try, but his description of a grown up Doctor Who isn’t far off! In fact there will be crossover in the next series of Doctor Who, which will be interesting to see.

That isn’t where the overlap stops – there are other things peppered through the series to watch out for. Like the monster in episode 13, and it’s similarities to the monster from the Doctor Who episode, the Satan Pit. The storylines are most excellent, and to a certian extent keep you asking questions, and making links where links shouldn’t ought to be made… ...and the more you try to think about Jack’s travels in time, the more confusing it gets!

Can’t wait for the next series, but I am also holding out for a complete series boxed set, which should hopefully work out cheaper than the three part box sets being released over the next few months!


October 08, 2006

BBC's Robin Hood

Writing about web page http://www.bbc.co.uk/robinhood

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Title:
Robin Hood
Rating:
2 out of 5 stars

I was really disappointed with this programme. I did build it up in my head, but then it had been hyped and advertised by the BBC so much, that it was going to be great. Unfortunately, I don’t think it cuts the mustard.

When it started, it had an air of the BBC’s Casanova about it (although not a hint of Russell T. Davies humour,) but this was quickly determined not to be the case, shortly after the credits. The whole thing was unbelievable, and if you know the story, you could see the whole set up coming. Conveniently those sentenced to hang are members of Robin’s band of merry men, Alan A Dale & Will Scarlet, and then you have Much who he starts out with, oh, and what is this at the end – why it’s Little John of course! Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

Whilst the sets are spectacular, and the archery amazing, the plot leaves little to the imagination. The only way for this show is up surely (it can’t go down – can it?), and I am highly likely to watch the rest of the series, not because it’s compulsive viewing, but due to a lack of anything else to watch on telly.


September 18, 2006

[spooks]

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Title:
[spooks]
Rating:
5 out of 5 stars

Wow, what a brilliant start to the new series.

The story was fantastic, very sensational, and slightly scary in a “could that really happen? Maybe it could!” kind of way. I admit I only saw fifteen minutes of the first episode due to a power cut (I was mighty pissed off), but what I did see was excellent. The new woman Ros looks like a toughie, which is just what Adam needs, someone to challenge him. Was the killing of Colin really necessary though?

The second part (which I saw all of!) was FANTASTIC – the start with the plane collision imminent really got the nerves going, as I sat on the edge of the sofa chewing my nails and flinching with every punch in the fight between Zaf and the evil MI6 guy. (Who, it is nice to note, Zaf knee caps with a baseball bat at the end of the episode!) I was slightly disappointed with the lack of punishment for the traitors, and poor Juliet is now slightly crippled – which is a shame because I secretly like her as a character, she might be a “ruthless right-wing crazy who’ll stop at nothing” as Harry put it, but she’s the one you love to hate!

On a sad note, I found out that my favourite character (Ruth) is leaving this series (Nicola Walker became pregnant during filming), so I hope for once they let someone go without a struggle – maybe she should just be sent back to GCHQ. PLEASE Don’t Kill her off!


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