Blightyvision: “Mad Dogs” Series 2

Written by Cris Cole Directed by James Hawes Starring Philip Glenister, Max Beesley, John Simm, and Marc Warren In its first series, “Mad Dogs” managed to tell a whole lot of story that theoretically could have left off on its bizarre cliffhanger.  The quick version?  Four guys find themselves abroad with a dead best friend, no cell phones, […]

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “The Devil’s Whore”

Created by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant Directed by Mark Munden Starring Andrea Riseborough, Dominic West, Tom Goodman-Hill, and John Simm I was of two minds when I had this show presented to me, and they were two very vastly different minds.  On the one hand, I read when exactly the story took place and went […]

Blightyvision: “Exile”

Written by Paul Abbott and Daniel Brocklehurst Directed by John Alexander Starring John Simm, Jim Broadbent, and Olivia Colman Despite the dynamic cast behind this show — just look at the credits right above — I know a lot of people refused, actively and vehemently, to give this even the beginning of a watch.  I […]

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 14:28 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Mad Dogs”

Starring John Simm, Max Beesley, Marc Warren, and Philip Glenister Written by Cris Cole Directed by Adrian Shergold Sky One have been pushing this show pretty much since its inception.  Billboards, magazine spreads, and surreal adverts like this basically told us three essential facts about “Mad Dogs”: 1. It’s dark, 2. It’s not going to […]

Posted on March 10, 2011 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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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 […]