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: “Hidden”

Written by Ronan Bennett and Walter Bernstein Directed by Niall MacCormick Starring Philip Glenister, Thekla Reuten, and Anna Chancellor There are some shows you can watch casually.  There are some shows you can half-watch.  There are some shows you can keep an eye on while you fly from Stormwind to the Arathi Highlands.  And then […]

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 01:00 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: “Island at War”

Directed by Peter Lydon and Thaddeus O’Sullivan Written by Stephen Mallatratt Starring Saskia Reeves, Philip Glenister, and Owen Teale I will admit to holding off as long as possible on reviewing this, simply because there are so many -World War II-related series out there and I’m doing my best not to bunch them together.  This […]