Tag Archives: Black Mirror

Critical Condition: Modern Love

Modern Love | Amazon Prime Video ☆☆☆☆ “Inspired by The New York Times‘ weekly column and celebrity-filled podcast of the same name, Modern Love explores “love in its multitude of forms – including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic and self-love”. An anthology series, a la The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror, each half-hour tale feels lovingly crafted and designed […]

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New to Netflix in June

Arthdal Chronicles (1/06/2019) In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal and its surrounding regions vie for power as they build a new society. Black Mirror: Season 5 (5/06/2019) 3%: Season 3 (7/06/2019) Michele creates an idyllic Inland sanctuary that’s open to all, but when a crisis hits, she’s forced […]

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Critical Condition: Doctor Who

Doctor Who | TVNZ OnDemand, from Monday/TVNZ 2, 7.30 Friday ➢➢ “When Jodie Whittaker was announced as the 13th Doctor and the first female occupant of the Tardis, many fans raised their ire on social media, saying that the series was now ruined, that the Doctor should be a Time Lord, not a Time Lady. Having […]

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Critical Condition: The Purge

The Purge | Amazon Prime Video, from Wednesday ➢➢ “The Purge bills itself as a ’10-episode event,’ which at least pretends it’s not nakedly gunning for a second season of limitless violence, and that’s a good thing. That does not mean USA’s adaptation of the film franchise — which introduced us to the titular 12-hour […]

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Critical Condition: Altered Carbon

Altered Carbon | Netflix, from today ➢ “The main conceit of this slow-building but satisfying series is that people can download their consciousness into a series of bodies, or ‘sleeves,’ indefinitely. These extensions are only possible for individuals with sufficient funds, of course: Living forever, which involves growing or acquiring an array of sleeves, is […]

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Critical Condition: Black Mirror (S4)

Black Mirror | Netflix, from Saturday ➢ “The biggest accomplishment of the fourth season of Black Mirror, is that for the first time the dystopian speculative anthology series takes its manifold anxieties about humanity’s future and smooshes them together into a single thematic tube … Tech itself isn’t Black Mirror’s Big Bad. We are: a […]

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Critical Condition: Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams: The Hood Maker | Lightbox, from Wednesday ➢ “The Hood Maker was written by Matthew Graham, co-creator of back-to-the-future cop shows Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. It paired Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) as an odd couple of spooks in a post-technological society riven by prejudice […]

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New to Netflix in October

The Ranch Season 1: Part 2 (07/10/16) The Bennett men ponder the future of the ranch as Colt and Beau wrestle with conflicted feelings about the women in their lives. Haters Back Off! (14/10/16) Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger-Evans, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings, an […]

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Dreaming of a Black Christmas

A movie-length episode of Black Mirror, aptly titled Yuletide, is among the Christmas Day highlights on Sky’s SoHo channel. It will also screen on December 25 in the UK and US but because of the time zone differences, will be seen here first. It stars Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin (left) […]

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Broadchurch Boss Escapes to SoHo

David Tennant missed out on a BAFTA for his work in Broadchurch (TV One, 8.30 Sundays) but perhaps he would have had a better chance of winning had he been nominated for The Escape Artist. The three-part thriller stars Tennant as Will Burton, a criminal defence lawyer who specialises in getting people out of tight legal […]

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