Tag: british tv (Page 1 of 8)

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Cable Vs. Netfix Vs. Australia

There is so much great TV on right now, sometimes I think we don’t spend enough time thinking about the shows we don’t get. I have Verizon Fios, which is great, and there are tons of channels. Bruce Springsteen’s 1992 observation of “52 Channels” now seems quaint, like when the time-frozen Dr. Evil has trouble […]

Martin Freemand as Dr. Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in 'The Abominable Bride' / BBC

‘Sherlock’ Review: Holmes, Sweet Holmes

The New Year Special of Sherlock, long awaited and heralded by slightly confusing teaser trailers, has come … and gone in less than two hours. Was the wait worth it? Was the hype justified? Was it Sherlock as we know it? Yes, maybe, no. In short – The Abominable Bride, which was watched live by […]


‘Midwinter of the Spirit’ Review

One of the more exciting new items on the British TV schedule for Autumn 2015 was the announcement of ITV airing Midwinter of the Spirit, based on Phil Rickman’s novel of the same name, adapted by Stephen Volk. Rickman’s stories involving a female cleric in an English backwater were long overdue for a screen treatment, […]


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