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By Mark Clapham on 29 March 2012 Comments Off

‘Alcatraz’is perhaps the archetypal post-’Lost’ TV series.

By Mags L Halliday on 23 January 2012 Comments Off

Todd Haynes’ latest love letter to Sirkian Hollywood melodrama, ‘Mildred Pierce’, suggests melodrama should get a restraining order.

By Jonn Elledge on 30 June 2011 Comments Off

Watching the first episode of Shameless US is disarmingly like bumping into old friends.

By Julio Angel Ortiz on 23 June 2011 1 COMMENT

Now this is something different- a legal drama that takes place in England… in the 18th century. A period piece based upon actual cases and drawn from the available records of that time, ‘Garrow’s Law’ is a welcome change of pace from not only the legal shows of today, but television in general.
Andrew Buchan plays [...]

By Lance Parkin on 08 June 2011 Comments Off

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ is one of the best known British TV series of the seventies, on both sides of the Atlantic (and has recently been revived). It quickly became a centerpiece of [...]