Previously on Elementary: The Grand Experiment. I am so, so glad that this show is back. It’s a fantastic season opener, for so many reasons. Six months after moving out of the Brownstone, Joan has her own investigation business, she’s got clients, she’s still consulting with the NYPD, she’s on Gregson and Marcus’s speed dial. She helped […]Read More Elementary: ‘Enough Nemesis to Go Around’
Previously on Lewis: Intelligent Design. No-one really expected this would happen. All involved had, before last year, pronounced the seventh series of Lewis (by UK count, not Masterpiece count) the last one. So of course the fandom had held out hope, but I think we’d all sort of wished them farewell with a teary eye and made […]Read More Lewis: Entry Wounds (Part One)
Previously on Scott & Bailey: Series 4, Episode 3. And hello, unnecessarily complicated romance subplot of Series 4. Again, the writers manage to make Rachel the greatest danger to herself by having her get involved with a Detective Super from another squad.Read More Scott & Bailey: Series 4, Episode 4 (A Matter of Rank).
Before watching a new show, I try not to let myself be influenced by the reviews that I might read; and some shows, even though they get trashed nearly universally, I watch for the sake of knowing what people are talking about and making up my own mind. I’m not usually one to cease and […]Read More Stalker: Pilot review.
What this show does brilliantly is… a lot. It’s courtroom drama, it’s college drama, it’s character-driven, it features a diverse cast of characters. The opening scene plunges us right into the heart of the story — and the season’s main toss-up: the murder and the getting away with it. Intercut with scenes from three months […]Read More How to Get Away with Murder: Pilot review.
Previously on Scott & Bailey: Series 4, Episode 2. And just when Rachel is getting her stuff together and Gill gives her a mountain of tasks to get through because she’s the new Sergeant and Gill trusts her, Rachel’s mother reappears. At least she sent a text. My fiance has been arrested. I’m on my way to […]Read More Scott & Bailey: Series 4, Episode 3 (Damaged).
Previously on Scott & Bailey: Series 4, Episode 1. In this second episode of Scott & Bailey, the focus lay squarely on the reopening of a cold case, the disappearance and, since new evidence has come to light, subsequent murder of Mandy Sweeting. 23 years old, that case is, and it still rattles the Syndicate, the […]Read More Scott & Bailey: Series 4, Episode 2 (Tough Love).
Previously on Scott & Bailey: Series 3, Episode 8. Last week, Scott & Bailey have returned to ITV for their fourth series. Written by Amelia Bullmore, who plays DCI Gill Murray, the series premiere chucks us right into exciting and good things.Read More Scott & Bailey: Series 4, Episode 1 (Superficial).
With Gill announcing that she’s retiring from the police force, this trailer sets us up for Rachel and Janet being considered as her successor as senior case officer, or at least some sort of promotion. Moving from their usual summer slot to the ITV autumn drama line-up, Scott and Bailey will return to ITV 1 […]Read More Scott & Bailey Series 4: trailer & an air date
Two weeks ago, a new show appeared on the NBC canvas: Taxi Brooklyn, starring Chyler Leigh in her first leading role (on TV, that is) since Grey’s Anatomy and Jacky Ido, who’s probably best known for his role as as Marcel in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, but has since starred in many English-, French-, and German-speaking […]Read More New show: Taxi Brooklyn (NBC)
BBC confirms Sherlock Series 4 will include a Special and 3 Episodes BBC One has officially announced that the much anticipated fourth series of Sherlock will bring us a Special followed by three 90-minute episodes. Production on the Special will commence in January 2015, the series episodes are set to be filmed later in the […]Read More BBC confirms Sherlock Series 4 will include a Special and 3 Episodes
Previously on Elementary: Art in the Blood. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so ambiguous about an episode of Elementary before. Speaking in terms of narrative, it’s refreshing that the classical detective story doesn’t always end with a happy ending and society’s mores restored. That’s the core of the Classical English Detective story, and it’s […]Read More Elementary: Season Finale — The Grand Experiment.