TV Reviews

Big Little Lies season 2 episode 3 review: A comic take on the unexpected perils of climate change education

For a show with the most mournful-stares-at-the-ocean-per-minute on television, it’s fitting that Big Little Lies moves in ebbs and flows. Though each of the five...

The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 episode 5 review: Serena and June’s decisions are starting to strain credulity

Just when you thought we were done with characters making decisions that make little sense after Game of Thrones’ bizarre final season, The Handmaid's...

The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 episode 3 review: Not whether to rebel but how

Scene 1, shot 1, frame 1: Five bodies hang lifeless from a scaffold. It must be time for another episode of cheery Hulu original...

The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 episode 4 review: Is Serena the heroine after all?

Chernobyl, which has proven the unlikely show to grip the world this year, turned out to be the story of one man willing to...

The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 episode 2 review: Commander Lawrence brings some much-needed mystery to the show

"Nobody's talking about happily ever after, just after." This was a pertinent point from Moira for several characters in this week's The Handmaid's Tale, but...

Big Little Lies season 2 episode 2 review: The show feels fresh, but somewhat trapped in season 1

Big Little Lies has never been more aptly named than in season 2 episode 2, ‘Tell-Tale Hearts’, which saw multiple long-simmering untruths boil over. The...

‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 episode 1 review: Critical sass as Meryl Streep arrives in Monterey

Big Little Lies was an unlikely candidate for a second season given that the narrative in the first felt so self-contained and, well, complete....

‘Black Mirror’: ‘Smithereens’ review – a contemporary tragedy about corporate responsibility (with Sexy Priest in it)

Most Black Mirror episodes have some kind of fantasy element to them, exaggerating technology to make points about the hold it has over us....

Black Mirror ‘Striking Vipers’ review: the spiritual sequel to ‘San Junipero’ is here

Of the three new episodes of Black Mirror that have just landed in your Netflix rolodex like a gift from TechSatan himself, Striking Vipers...

Black Mirror ‘Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too’ review: a genius pop music caper that might better be called A Star Is Borg…

Writer/co-producer Charlie Brooker has often said how Black Mirror episodes are genre-based as much as tech-based. Sure, they’re all sci-fi to an extent, but...
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