Tag Archives: Marcella

Critical Condition: The Level

The Level (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Sunday-Thursday) “The shadow of Nordic noir continues to hang over British crime drama with The Level, the latest homegrown procedural looking to the gloomy far north for inspiration. Downton Abbey’s dashing Rob James-Collier is the marquee name here, though the reliably geezerish Philip Glenister is perhaps a more predictable fit for the gritty […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 1

Prime reboots English Premiere League … Expect even stranger Things …  Great news for free-to-air soccer fans: this month Prime will start broadcasting English Premier League matches. Coverage will kick off 11.30 on September 12, with Swansea vs Chelsea at Liberty Stadium. Prime will play a featured game every Monday night and a weekly highlights package on Saturday afternoons. Live EPL […]

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Critical Condition: Marcella

Marcella (Netflix, from today) “ITV’s Marcella is a series that’s making me wonder whether much of the success of Nordic noir crime dramas in recent years was simply down to the fact that we’d believe anything, no matter how ludicrous, so long as it was set in Scandinavia rather than Britain … I could imagine all this being more enthralling if […]

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