Blightyvision: “Luther” Series 2

Starring Idris Elba, Lee Ingleby, and Aimee-Ffion Edwards Written by Neil Cross Directed by Sam Miller The original six-episode run of “Luther” was one hell of a roller-coaster ride: dynamic characters, gritty weekly plots mixed with a dark metaplot, and fantastic performances from both familiar and unfamiliar faces.  With the crazy cliffhanger that ended the […]

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trailer Watch: “Dirk Gently”

I hate not knowing how I feel about something. Earlier today, a trailer dropped for BBC4’s upcoming Dirk Gently TV movie, based on the Douglas Adams detective novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Stephen Mangan of “Free Agents” and “Green Wing” plays the titular character, an eccentric detective who solves his crimes based upon a […]

Blightyvision: “Luther”

Created by Neil Cross Starring Idris Elba, Warren Brown, and Ruth Wilson Well, cripes.  Here we come full-circle.  “Luther” was the subject of my very first Wibbly-Watchlist, and I was fortunate enough to get my peepers on it as it came out, thus making it the newest (and likely most relevant) thing I’ve reviewed yet […]

The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: “The Bill” Finale

Really, I just don’t follow soaps from any country.  I can’t be bothered to watch something for several decades and not know if I’ll still be alive when it reaches some sort of conclusion.  But I can certainly admit to their importance, especially when it comes to the British variety where mainstream viewers do seem […]

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 11:45 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Ashes to Ashes”

Created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharaoh Starring Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes, Dean Andrews, Marshall Lancaster, and Montserrat Lombard This review is going to be a serious test in treading lightly, because it is possibly the most spoileriffic show in existence in recent years.  One could argue that its mere existence is a spoiler for […]

The Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey Watchlist: “Identity”

Keeley Hawes is playing a police officer.  No, seriously, this is news. File this one under “product of its time.” Ed Whitmore, the writer behind “Waking the Dead,” is turning out a new six-episode crime drama dealing with identity theft.  But it’s looking like this is going to go above and beyond someone snatching your […]

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 01:11 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
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Blightyvision: “Life on Mars”

We see you, M6620, but the virgins don’t. Created by Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan, and Ashley Pharaoh Starring John Simm and Philip Glenister Sam Tyler was in an accident and woke up in 1973. Is he mad, in a coma, or back in time? As it turns out, he’s in the year 2035, stuck in […]