Tagged with tv drama

How Fred Killed Wesley Wyndam-Price (part 1)

How Fred Killed Wesley Wyndam-Price (part 1)

The Fall and Fall of Wesley Wyndam-Price (and Why I Can Watch it Over and Over Again) I have watched BtVS & Angel, in full, about 15 times each (and Firefly about 6 times, but i’m catching up) The Rise and Fall of Wesley Wyndam-Price Angel’s original side-kick was half-demon Doyle (played by Glenn Quinn) … Continue reading

Underbelly: Great Aussie Crime Drama

Underbelly: Great Aussie Crime Drama

If you live in Australia or NZ there is very little chance that you haven’t heard about or watched Underbelly. It all started with the original Underbelly , a 13 part series which depicted the Melbourne gangland wars that took place between 1995-2004. Although accused of inaccuracies, the hard-hitting drama was a hit across Australia … Continue reading

Re-visiting The Sopranos

Re-visiting The Sopranos

LIke most cinephiles in the Western world, I was and am a huge Sopranos fan. I spent over eight years, or six seasons to be precise half in love with Tony Soprano and Christopher Moltisanti – my biggest issue was who to choose – the charismatic, sociopathic Boss or his sexy, violent, drug-addicted protege. I … Continue reading

Twilight has ruined everything.

Twilight has ruined everything.

I hate Twilight. It’s not just the poor writing, lack of storyline, insipid lead characters or mysoginistic overtones (ok, so that all sucks) it’s that thanks to Twilight losing its sheen with the tweens, texts about vampires are now passé. Not that I have a particular interest in vampire texts per se, but BtVS/Angel are … Continue reading

Millennium S2

Millennium S2

Yes, I am up to S2 already. I have watched the 22 episodes in S1 and am up to E10, S2. There has been a significant shift in mood, tone, storyline and general feel in S2. In S1 the focus was on the banality of evil, the everyday person who committed atrocity. Frank Black’s unique … Continue reading

The good ones always get cancelled

The good ones always get cancelled

I watched “Terriers” (2010) in 24 hours – the whole season, every episode, back to back. With some people that would be a sign of a really, REALLY great show and this is a good show, but I am putting up a disclaimer: At the moment, my choices for the day involve choosing either: A: … Continue reading

Reservoir Docs

Reservoir Docs

I like Tim Roth. I don’t think he is the greatest actor since Philip Seymour-Hoffman and he has made some dodgy choices in roles but he is charming, and he can fill a screen – large or small. My first date with Roth was seeing him in Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and he was sublime in … Continue reading

The X-Files S1

The X-Files S1

I was never a big fan of the X-Files in it’s hey-day. I watched some episodes and usually enjoyed them but there was something a bit science-ey that threw me off back then.Over the years I have watched episodes spasmodically and I actually may have already watched S1 in order from E1 as many of … Continue reading