Broadchurch Thoughts

I hope everyone’s following the new series of Broadchurch. If you thought the second season didn’t live up to the first, then I think you’ll find that the third brings it back to greatness. Trilogies always sag in the middle, don’t they? People are being very positive about it on …

Under the Television Skies

In The Colour of Television Jack Deighton questions the worth of the famous opening line of William Gibson’s Neuromancer: The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel.1 Jack questions its meaning, and describes it as “an author, straining, unsuccessfully, for effect.” I commented: …

Things We Can’t See

There are certain interesting TV programmes that I’d like to see but I can’t watch for ethical reasons. If you’ve been around here much before you’ll be familiar with my contempt for Rupert Murdoch and all his works. I’m far from alone in that attitude, of course. But this means, …

More on The OA

I got to the end of The OA. Which didn’t take too long, seeing as it’s only eight episodes. It was another one where I enjoyed the journey, but the destination was kind of annoying. Though luckily, not quite as annoying as I thought it was going to go at …

Oh, Eh?

I watched the first episode of Netflix’s The OA last night. Very interesting. I’m looking forward to watching the rest, and speculating about what “OA” might stand for. “Operational Assistant”? “Overcome with Angst?” I kind of want it to have something to do with UFOs, but that would mean it …

Classy

I just watched the last episode of Class, BBC 3’s web-only1 Doctor Who spinoff. It is really, really good. If you haven’t seen it you should stop reading this now and go and watch. Really. I’ll still be here when you get back. Eight episodes with special guest appearances at …