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Category Archives: TV

Black Mirror’s fourth season is the most inconsistent yet

After making a name for itself as one of the smartest, darkest TV shows around upon its Channel 4 launch in 2011, Black Mirror went global in 2016 with its move to Netflix. No longer just a cult hit, Black Mirror became one of Netflix’s most popular originals, with the transatlantic move providing bigger budgets, bigger …

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The Ford On Film Awards 2017: Best TV Episode

We’re officially a week into the Ford On Film Awards 2017, and it’s time to wrap up the television section of this year’s awards with my prize for Best TV episode. This is another competitive category; so many shows released killer episodes last year, including programmes that didn’t make my top ten but had at …

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The Ford On Film Awards 2017: Best TV Show

Welcome back to day six of the Ford On Film Awards 2017. With the film awards handed out, I’m turning my attention to television with my picks for Best TV Show. As you can guess from the name, I didn’t think I’d talk about TV when I first started the blog. I was a typical …

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Why Detectorists was the best British comedy in years

So many shows came to an end in 2017. Damien Lindelof’s moving The Leftovers ended its run with perhaps the greatest television season of the year. Britain’s best-loved mystery Broadchurch finished up with another gripping ‘whodunnit?’. Netflix finally took the plunge and cancelled many of its original series including, controversially, Sense8. On December 13th, another …

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Louis Theroux is back with the upsetting Heroin Town

Rebounding from the rather disappointing feature film My Scientology Movie, Louis Theroux is back on the BBC with Heroin Town, an upsetting and brutally frank documentary about Huntington, West Virginia, a town ravaged by drug addiction. While it doesn’t offer the jaw-dropping idiocy of America’s Most Hated Family or the emotional journey of Drinking to …

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Bojack Horseman Season 4 is as bleakly funny as ever

Is there another show on television quite like Bojack Horseman? An existential, painfully funny, dark animation about a washed-up sitcom actor who ruins the life of everyone he meets (and happens to an anthropomorphic talking horse), Ralphael Bob-Waksberg’s black comedy has been one of the best shows on television for a while now. Unafraid of …

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5 Best Rick and Morty Episodes

After what feels like forever, Rick and Morty is finally back. Other than the premiere episode of Season 3 (released with no fanfare on April Fools’ Day), it’s been nearly two years since the alcoholic scientist and his nervous grandson last appeared on our screens, getting into all number of convoluted, impossibly clever sci-fi scenarios. …

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Twin Peaks is back – was it worth the wait?

Laura Palmer’s promise came true. Twenty-five years since coffee loving FBI agent Dale Cooper was trapped in the Black Lodge by evil spirit BOB, David Lynch’s beloved cult mystery Twin Peaks has returned to television screens. With Lynch directing all eighteen episodes and much of the original cast returning to their most iconic roles, Twin …

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The Ford On Film Awards 2016: Odds and Ends

We are coming to the end of the Ford On Film Awards 2016. The major film awards have been dished out after Arrival took home the prize for Best Scene. Now, all we have time for are the odds and ends, including Best Television Series, Best Television Episode, and Worst Film, among a few others. …

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Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 6: Hated In The Nation review

With the final episode of Black Mirror’s third season comes a feature-length police procedural that ranks as Charlie Brooker’s most ambitious script to date. At 90 minutes, Hated in the Nation has plenty of time to cover some of the prevailing issues of today; online shaming, clickbait journalism, drone surveillance, and, bizarrely, the plight of …

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