column – 2016’s best TV shows

There’s no shortage of great TV on offer nowadays. From drama to fantasy and from miniseries to shows that never seem to end, there’s something that caters to every kind of viewer. But now it’s time to select only a few great shows. Because here’s my personal list of the best TV shows of 2016.…

column – 2015’s best TV shows

Another year, another batch of great TV shows. While some shows returned with seasons that could rival previous outings – such as Penny Dreadful‘s haunting and terrifying second season -, other series returned only to fizzle out – such as Halt And Catch Fire‘s soapy second season. Other shows debuted with wonderful results, like Marvel…

tv review – HBO’s True Detective, season 2

Let’s get one thing out of the way first: True Detective Season 2 is written by the writer of its first season, but other than that it has nothing to do with Season 1. True Detective‘s second season tells a new story with an entirely different cast of characters in a new setting. This needs…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.13

Ahead of watching ‘The Wrath Of The Lamb’ many viewers were cautious: could and would this season finale wrap up the story in a satisfying manner and not leave its audience wanting more? It’s an understandable concern given Hannibal‘s cancellation: the last episode of this particular season turned out to be the note the entire…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.12

‘The Number Of The Beast Is 666’, this season’s penultimate episode, was littered with both a lot of familiar elements and surprises. Once again Bryan Fuller and his team of writers have managed to twist a lot of elements from the novels and their own original material to subvert the expectations of viewers and put…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.11

“I’ll dance at your wedding,” Hannibal said during the previous episode, to move the person on the other end of the telephone line to hand him Will Graham’s home address. During ‘…And The Beast From The Sea’ Will’s home address got forwarded one more time; to Francis Dolarhyde, a man you’d rather not have find…

tv review – NBC’s Hannibal, episode 3.10

Thank Thomas Harris for Hannibal Lecter’s memory palace; the way¬†Hannibal‘s creative team has incorporated this notion into the show has been absolutely inspired and flawless. Nowhere is this more apparent than in one of the early scenes from ‘…And The Woman Clothed In Sun’, during which notorious serial killer Francis Dolarhyde calls his hero Hannibal…