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TV Review: The Toys That Made Us

I reviewed a single episode of Netflix series The Toys That Made Us recently (the one covering Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and found it to be full of interesting details about how the turtles became such a phenomenon. What I found most intriguing was just how much of what we know about the franchise – what we perhaps take as […]

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TV Review: X-Men: The Animated Series – Season 1 (1992)

Thanks to the Disney/Fox deal and the launch of Disney’s seemingly unstoppable juggernaut of a streaming service – DisneyPlus – it’s never been easier to see the 1992 X-Men cartoon in its entirety. Back then, it was a huge deal to see Marvel’s Merry Mutants outside of their usual comic book format – but it was also a time when […]

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TV Review: Floor is Lava

I’ve always had a soft spot for sports shows where non-professional athletes get to test their prowess against outlandishly designed courses. It probably started way back in the 80s with TV shows such as The Krypton Factor, which admittedly had a fairly bog standard assault course for its contestants to overcome, but progressed with shows such as American Gladiators and […]

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TV Review: Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out

Though I didn’t quite get the scattershot, mile-a-minute surrealism of Vic Reeves Big Night Out immediately – in my defence, I was a young lad, aged about 12 – by the time that Vic and Bob switched from late night Channel 4 to the BBC with their second series, The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer, I was completely converted. A […]

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Weekly Round-Up

It’s been a while since I’ve done a round up of articles, but I’ve covered quite a bit of ground this week and even managed to finish off the original Gears of War trilogy too. Thanks COVID-19! Alien Day Last Sunday was Alien Day, it being the date which matches the number designed to the planet under threat in 1986 […]

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TV Review: The Mandalorian

When I first heard about The Mandalorian, I have to say I was concerned that a live action series simply wouldn’t be able to pull off a convincing dive into the Star Wars universe on a TV show budget. Not only that, but I felt that the focus on a Bona Fett-esque character would simply be looking to capitalise on […]

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TV Review: Red Dwarf: The Promised Land

I was there at the beginning, you know. Of course the beginning – episode one of Red Dwarf, broadcast on BBC 2 way back in 1988 – was actually called The End. I was immediately hooked. Essentially a traditional sitcom featuring mismatched characters butting heads to amusing effect – that just happens to be set in space – Red Dwarf […]

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TV Review: Tiger King

Netflix’s documentary series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness dropped in full on the streaming service on the 20th of March. Since then, it seems like the world has been talking about it, blown away by the layer upon layer of craziness that the documentary throws at you over the course of its seven episodes. Though it’s extremely difficult to […]