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‘The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos’ – ‘Doctor Who’ Series Finale Review

‘The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos’ – ‘Doctor Who’ Series Finale Review

Arts, Opinion, TV December 13, 2018 at 3:50 pm Comments

The eleventh series of Doctor Who ends on an extremely weak note. It’s rare that I leave an episode of Doctor Who not really wanting to talk about it. But hey-ho I’m the one who hasRead More

‘It Takes You Away’ – a Doctor Who review

‘It Takes You Away’ – a Doctor Who review

Arts, Opinion, TV December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

It may not be perfect, but It Takes You Away elevates this series to new heights. Right, I know I said this last week… and the week beforehand. But seriously, this is now the best episodeRead More

‘Doctor Who’ – ‘The Witchfinders’ review

‘Doctor Who’ – ‘The Witchfinders’ review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm Comments

An amazing episode of Doctor Who that is without a doubt a series highlight.   Yeah, who saw this one coming? The Witchfinders may not excel in any specific regard as a Doctor Who story, butRead More

‘Kerblam!’ – A ‘Doctor Who’ review

‘Kerblam!’ – A ‘Doctor Who’ review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments

A really great episode of Doctor Who that unfortunately doesn’t manage to stick the landing. Kerblam! is probably the best episode of the series so far. Whilst not trying to be as emotional or as impactfulRead More

Doctor Who: ‘Demons of the Punjab’ – A Review

Doctor Who: ‘Demons of the Punjab’ – A Review

Arts, TV November 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm Comments

A solid story, that’s probably about another draft away from greatness.   Right, review’s coming a bit late this week. You can blame a university writing retreat for that. But without further ado, let’s just jumpRead More

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – pitch perfect or total-vocal flop?

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – pitch perfect or total-vocal flop?

Arts, Opinion, TV November 10, 2018 at 1:31 pm Comments

 Rami Malek gives a legendary performance in a film that doesn’t quite deserve it   If you’re a fan of Queen, you’ll probably have a good time with this movie. But you’re not going to findRead More

Doctor Who: ‘The Tsuranga Conundrum’ – a review

Doctor Who: ‘The Tsuranga Conundrum’ – a review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 6, 2018 at 5:20 pm Comments

Certainly not the worst episode, but by no means a good one. The Tsuranga Conundrum is average at best.   There are a lot of great moments, it’s just unfortunate they’re just buried under a lotRead More

Doctor Who: ‘Arachnids in the UK’ – A Review

Doctor Who: ‘Arachnids in the UK’ – A Review

Arts, Opinion, TV October 30, 2018 at 2:37 pm Comments

Mostly solid characterisation and a likeable TARDIS crew isn’t enough to save this script. Which somehow manages to overcomplicate the simplest of premises. Goes without saying given the title of the episode, but arachnophobes might wantRead More

A Review of Doctor Who: ‘Rosa’ (S11E3)

A Review of Doctor Who: ‘Rosa’ (S11E3)

Arts, Opinion, TV October 23, 2018 at 12:19 pm Comments

An emotionally resonant powerful story that’s as timely as ever, where its strengths far outweigh its flaws.   What more can I say? Rosa was great, and you should definitely watch it. This is going toRead More

Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument – A Review

Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument – A Review

Arts, ASM, Books, Opinion, TV October 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm Comments

Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument   The Ghost Monument certainly picks up the pace, but doesn’t seem to be sure which direction it wants to go in.   Well… I was right, this definitely would haveRead More