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True Detective: 102 “Seeing Things” Review

True Detective: 102 “Seeing Things” Review

True Detective, above all else; beyond its crime/thriller/mystery narrative, is an intricate character study. The psychoanalysis of the characters that populate its story is the primary conceit; the plot of Dora Lange’s murder, along with Hart and Cohle’s investigation into it, is what enables this viewing platform into their characters. Papania and Gilbough’s questions often glean more about the two men on the other end of them than they do of the case itself… Continue reading →

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True Detective: 101 “The Long Bright Dark” Review

True Detective: 101 “The Long Bright Dark” Review

Modern television is experiencing something of a golden age at the moment, with shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and numerous others, continuously raising the bar and our expectations with it. HBO’s latest offering, True Detective, on the evidence of its first episode (and the following four, which I have already been privy to), seems set to very comfortably join those ranks, and continue the upward trend that is being perpetuated by America’s cable networks most of all… Continue reading →

Mad Dogs: Series 4 Episode 2 (Finale) Review

Mad Dogs: Series 4 Episode 2 (Finale) Review

Well, if ever an ending was open to interpretation, that was it. A lot happened throughout the course of Mad Dogs‘ final episode, and I’ll get to most of it in due time, but the frantic internet discussions that have no doubt already ensued will be all about that ending, so where better to start this review? Continue reading →

Mad Dogs: Series 4 Episode 1 Review

Mad Dogs: Series 4 Episode 1 Review

Mad Dogs has returned for one final hurrah, and despite the pervading sense last series that the show was beginning to drag its heels somewhat, it has bounded back onto our screens with all the enthusiasm of a ‘mad dog’…Continue reading →

Some Brief Thoughts on “The Time of the Doctor”

Some Brief Thoughts on “The Time of the Doctor”

In a new tradition, Cult Fix’s rabble of esteemed (ahem) writers will be cobbling together some brief thoughts on all the latest episodes of Doctor Who, starting with Christmas Day’s “The Time of the Doctor”. For readers of my blog, here’s what I had to say (you can read the full article here):

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 8 Review

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 8 Review

And with that, it’s time to get the shovels one last time. Misfits, like so many of its probation workers, is dead and the underpass of the dearly departed awaits it. The question is, was its final episode a flourish or a flounder? Well, in truth, it was a bit of both… Continue reading →

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 7 Review

Misfits: Series 5 Episode 7 Review

On balance, this fifth series has been a definite improvement on the last. In between two fairly poor outings, Misfits has been consistently good/very good, rather than weekly oscillating between extremes of quality (or lack thereof) as the previous series did. But if there’s one aspect where it hasn’t compared quite so favourably to last year’s run, it’s that it has yet to dish up anything truly show stopping. Even when it’s been at its best, it hasn’t been quite as refined, nor exemplary, as the ‘Psycho Rudy, ‘Zombie Curtis’, and ‘Hell Bunny’ episodes from last year, for example… Continue reading →