‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E5 Review: YEEEEESSSSS!!!!

[Editors note: this review contains spoilers for The Mandalorian] I’ll get this out of the way now – I’m not calling him ‘Grogu.’ The Slice’s official position on the title of Baby Yoda will forever remain ‘Baby Yoda.’ Until the name grows on me. Which probably won’t be long. But I feel like this is a classic example of a show taking an action that … Continue reading ‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E5 Review: YEEEEESSSSS!!!!

Bruce Campbell is the Lord and Saviour of ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

Ash Vs Evil Dead very much feels like the weakest entry in the much beloved franchise. Which is all well and good, but what really matters when assessing a series like Ash vs Evil Dead is whether or not it justifies its own existence. Bruce Campbell’s Ashley J. Williams character has lived on in fandom since his last feature film, Army Of Darkness (1992). There have been comic books galore, … Continue reading Bruce Campbell is the Lord and Saviour of ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E4 Review: Homecoming

[Editors note: this review contains mild spoilers for The Mandalorian] I’m lucky to have a great connection with my dad. He’s smart, kind, easy to talk to, we like a lot of the same stuff (he called me up the other night to gush about The Crown, a show I’ve been trying to get him and Mum to watch for years), etc. But, he never … Continue reading ‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E4 Review: Homecoming

‘Ted Lasso’ Hits The Back of The Net

It’s not often that you hear about series based off of a viral commercial. Yet, here I am talking about Ted Lasso, the new Apple TV series based off of some NBC promos to encourage Americans to watch the Premier League. No, seriously. In 2013, Jason Sudeikis travelled across the pond over to White Hart Lane (and the Spurs training grounds) to portray Ted Lasso, an American Football … Continue reading ‘Ted Lasso’ Hits The Back of The Net

‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E3: Something Fishy This Way Comes

[Editors Note: This review contains mild spoilers for The Mandalorian] Much to my relief, there are no spiders this time around, but the creature-feature habit of The Mandalorian’s second season doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The first episode was the sand dragon, last time was *shudders*, but the weirdos of the week for ‘Chapter 11: The Heiress’, classily directed again by the … Continue reading ‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E3: Something Fishy This Way Comes

‘Dash & Lily’ is a Perfectfully Wrapped Festive Treat

Based on the young adult series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan, Dash & Lily is Netflix’s latest romantic comedy series. A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash (Austin Abrams) and optimistic Lily (Midorin Francis) trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. It is easy to compare Dash … Continue reading ‘Dash & Lily’ is a Perfectfully Wrapped Festive Treat

‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E2: Oh God No

[Editors note: this contains minor spoilers for The Mandalorian] Chapter 10: ‘The Passenger’, is my least favourite episode The Mandalorian has ever produced, and it’s not even close. But before you break your neck from the tonal whiplash from last week’s adoring review and this one; to be completely fair, my reaction isn’t even much to do with the actual quality of the episode at … Continue reading ‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E2: Oh God No

Review – ‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E1: Oh Baby

During the last twenty minutes of this episode I had to remind myself I was watching television. Not the fact that I was literally watching it on a TV screen, rather how this wasn’t a tentpole cinema release but an episode of a web series. The Mandalorian is cinematic in a way that even the heights of something like Game of Thrones never achieved, while … Continue reading Review – ‘The Mandalorian’ S2 E1: Oh Baby

Review – Horror Fans Return Home to ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’

Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House (the first in The Haunting anthology series) arrived on Netflix in 2018 and, for many, it was a welcomed change of pace to the mainstream horror shows out there. Each episode was slow and considered — poetic even — the gloom creeping in on viewers like a mist. The Haunting of Bly Manor is the next instalment in our newest ghostly anthology, gracing screens last weekend. Like its predecessor, Bly Manor has its origins in the literary world, based on Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw.   If … Continue reading Review – Horror Fans Return Home to ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’

‘Locke & Key’: Irresponsibility and Consequences

[Editors note: this article contains minor spoilers for Locke & Key Season 1 and the comic book series] Coming-of-age stories have an almost universal appeal. It’s easy to connect with characters struggling through adolescence when you yourself have dealt with similar growing pains. So why is it that the first season of Netflix’s coming-of-age fantasy drama Locke & Key is such a frustrating watch?   The plot follows the Locke family who return … Continue reading ‘Locke & Key’: Irresponsibility and Consequences

Review – ‘Ratched’ is Pretty but Poorly Paced

[Editors Note: this review contains minor spoilers for Ratched] Ryan Murphy, the creator of hit television shows like American Horror Story and Pose, certainly has a signature style. Glossy, expensive-looking sets; deliciously garish colour schemes; bold and surprising plotlines. Murphy’s latest television development, Ratched (released on Netflix September 18th), is no different. Despite all the visual splendour this psychological thriller has to offer, Season One isn’t completely dazzling.   Ratched, created by Evan Chomsky, centres the … Continue reading Review – ‘Ratched’ is Pretty but Poorly Paced

Review – ‘Lovecraft Country’: Episode 6 (Meet Me in Daegu)

In the sixth episode of Lovecraft Country, we head back in time on another detour from Leti (Jurnee Smollett), Tic (Jonathan Majors) and Montrose’s (Michael K Williams) encounter with the Braithwhite clan. In Meet me in Daegu, we gain expository information for the cliffhanger presented in Strange Case as we are introduced to Ji-Ah (Jamie Chung), a nurse amid the Korean War. She forms a strong relationship with Tic … Continue reading Review – ‘Lovecraft Country’: Episode 6 (Meet Me in Daegu)