Foreign drama
Borgen proves TV revivals can work.

Borgen proves TV revivals can work.

Borgen is the best political series on television. It's not an area television drama dabbles in that often. There's the original House of Cards and the Netflix version which now feels sullied, The West Wing (don't ask me my opinion of Sorkin) and Sky's OTT drama...

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The Top 50 of the Decade: 5 – 1

The Top 50 of the Decade: 5 – 1

We're finally here. What have we named the THE show of the Decade? In truth, any of these final five could be Number 1. This is personal to me. So here we go.  If you've missed the countdown so far you can find out what made 50-20 here and numbers 20 -...

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The Top 50 of the Decade: 20 – 11

The Top 50 of the Decade: 20 – 11

It's time for our Top 20 of the Decade. If you've missed the countdown so far you can find out what made 50-20 here Let's crack on. 20) Game of Thrones (2011, HBO) No television series defined the decade as much as HBO’s adaptation of George R R...

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REVIEW: Trapped gets more engrossing.

REVIEW: Trapped gets more engrossing.

Episode seven opens with the fairytale of Gutti the goat boy, his personal tragedy and how he gets trapped in a lost future. If it's meant to evoke any sympathy or understanding in steely Halla it falls flat. "Gutti was an idiot" she says. There are more myths and...

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REVIEW: Trapped Episodes Five and Six

REVIEW: Trapped Episodes Five and Six

Welcome to a couple of subdued but pivotal episodes as we reach the halfway mark in Trapped, despite Andri admitting he's really back at square one in the investigation. Episode five in particular is quite slow and introspective as it centers around Gisli's funeral....

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Trapped continues to thrill and confuse.

Trapped continues to thrill and confuse.

Welcome to this week's episodes of Trapped aka racist Lord of the Rings, well sort of.  The Hammer of Thor group are in the ascendency, racing around in the north with various criminal enterprises, large and small. The director must have heard my complaints about...

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Review: The Bridge – Bye Bye Saga!

Review: The Bridge – Bye Bye Saga!

So, here we are after 38 episodes, two police partners and countless dead bodies, our final hour with Saga. The Case An urgent message about the identity of the killer is left in an in-tray of a man who is on some sort of compassionate leave. Not a detail everyone...

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The Bridge: Saga back where she belongs.

The Bridge: Saga back where she belongs.

We may be only two episodes in, but The Bridge is already proving why it's one of the giants of the crime drama genre. Yes, Saga recovers a bit too quickly from the nasty stabbing that we saw at the of the opener, but no one really expected the show to kill off its...

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