Thing 2: Horsin’ Around

The second of the two good things today is that Netflix now has the last few episodes of Bojack Horseman. It seems my only reference to it here was one allusive comment on the first episode. But it has consistently been one of the best things on telly. People dismiss …

Who, Yes!

After my highly negative assessment of episode 3 (“the worst episode of Doctor Who ever“), episode 4, “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror,” was fine, if forgettable. And then last Sunday, we got — wait… SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS Don’t read on if you haven’t yet …

Who the What?

You probably want to know what I think of the new series of Doctor Who so far. It got off to a really strong start with ‘Spyfall’ part 1. Not least with its genuinely surprising reveal at the end. And then part 2 followed up on it. Not everything made total …

OA Going Away

I just discovered via a conversation on Micro.blog, that Netflix have cancelled The OA. This is very disappointing. The OA was an incredible, confusing, glorious piece of work, and Brit Marling, its co-creator, has assured us that it all has a plan and an ending. Now (or back in August, …

Watchmen on TV

I succumbed. As I suggested I might. It felt a little grubby, going to the NowTV site and setting up an account. As you know, Sky TV and I have a history. Or maybe an anti-history, insofar as I am anti everything that their former owner stands for. But the …

His Dark Materials on TV

Minor spoilers ahead. I am loving what they’re doing with HDM1 in the BBC/HBO adaptation. It has just enough variation from the books to keep it interesting (especially since I re-read them recently). Yet it manages not to distort the story in the way that so upset my then-ten-year-old son …

Europe Elects

I hope you’ve been watching Russel T Davies’s new series, Years and Years. It’s really good. But he’s showing British politics going to some dark, dark places. Tomorrow — today, as I write — we have a chance to show we don’t want that kind of politics. We have the …