Television Review: The Fall (Season 1 & 2)

The Fall Season 2 DVDJamie Dornan has a very odd typecasting problem. Before he started tying up volunteers for sexual kicks in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, he was tying up women in the television series The Fall. Only here, the women were victims rather than kinksters.… Read the rest

Television Review: Galavant (Season 1)

galavant_612x816Galavant cranks the silly levels all the way up to eleven. Think The Princess Bride mixed with the musical bits from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If in public, it is best watched with headphones on or with tipsy friends.… Read the rest

Television Review: Orange is the New Black (Season 1 & 2)

Orange-is-the-New-Black-1It seems rare, unfortunately, that a quality tv series is aimed primarily at women without feeding into gender stereotypes. Of course, there are plenty of series aimed at a general audience whose lead happens to be a woman. But the pickings get slim if you look for something substantial with a primarily female cast, where the drama doesn’t revolve around men.… Read the rest

Television Review: Please Like Me (Season 1 & 2)

Please-Like-Me-season-2Please Like Me seems a bit needy, as titles go. But it’s not hard to like this Australian series, which is a dramady with a documentary, understated feel to it. The lead is Josh (played by Josh Thomas), who gets dumped by his girlfriend in the first few minutes of the first episode.… Read the rest

Television Review: The Originals (Season 1)

Poster-Art OriginalsThe Originals plays like a supernatural Dallas set in New Orleans. It’s about shifting alliances and power struggles, with frequent but doomed romances thrown into the mix. There be vampires and witches and werewolves duking it out to gain the upper hand.… Read the rest

Television Review: True Blood

True_Blood posterIn the beginning True Blood must have been a fun outing for creator Alan Ball, as he had just wrapped up his high-quality but downbeat series Six Feet Under. True Blood started out as a somewhat slow, atmospheric soap about a little southern town that was dealing with a world in which vampire-kind had recently come out of the closet.… Read the rest

Television Review: Looking (Season 1)

looking-posterLooking follows a trio of friends in San Francisco as they deal with various dating conundrums and relationship drama. The first season consists of just eight, 30-minute episodes – which sucks, because this series is great and addictive.

Some people have called Looking the gay(er) version of Sex and the City, although that doesn’t do the newcomer justice.… Read the rest