Tag Archives: Top Rated TV

Titans Season 2 – Despite a few minor stumbles, Titans are back with a bang

Titans season one debuted in 2018, providing a shining light in sea of superhero TV shows. By not only giving a long overdue platform to some of DC Comics most overlooked characters in TV and film. But also surrounding their debut with a decidedly adult tone. Reinventing the characters for a modern audience, while equally honouring their comic book roots. …

Worzel Gummidge – A delightful return of the scarecrow

Anyone of my generation will have fond memories of Jon Pertwee as the lovable if slightly cantankerous scarecrow Worzel Gummidge. His interpretation of Barbara Euphan Todd’s 1930’s character shining on screen from 1979 – 1981. It is therefore with some trepidation that I settled down to watch his return on BBC One this Christmas. However, this trepidation was consigned to …

Responsible Child (Review) – The ramifications of an archaic law

Every once in while a TV drama comes along that asks society to look at its own failings. Testing our views, opinions and judgments with a nuanced exploration of a social safety net incompatible with need. Written by Sean Buckley (Skins) and directed by the documentary filmmaker Nick Holt Responsible Child is one of those drama’s. Currently the law in …

World on Fire – The horror of fascism and bravery of rebellion

BBC One’s war time drama World on Fire concluded last week, after seven riveting and deeply moving episodes. The drama immersing its audience in the horrors of fascism, the bravery of rebellion and the darkness of war, while also providing us with stunning cinematography, performances and direction. In a similar vein to the outstanding 2013 German TV drama Generation War …

The Morning Show: The changing landscape of broadcast media

Apple made a brave choice when commissioning ‘The Morning Show’ as their first major drama for the new Apple TV+ platform. With media and film still shaking in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and abuse allegations. The Morning Show bravely places the #MeToo movement centre stage. While also unflinchingly exploring the role of men who have used …