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The Night Of: Say Hello To Your Next TV Obsession

HBO might be known for producing powerhouse serials, with the likes of The Sopranos, The Wire and Game Of Thrones now firmly entrenched in critics’ top 10 of all time lists, but don’t sleep on the mini-series they produce each year. Those eight-or-so-episode runs can be, and often are, some of the most meticulously crafted…

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Under-The-Radar TV You Need To Watch

Finding a new TV show to binge on is becoming harder and harder; we’ve all lost literal hours of our lives scrolling through Netflix’s ‘recommendations’. Most people are aware of the big hitters of the small screen – we’re talking Game Of Thrones or House Of Cards – but what about the little guys who…

Flaked: The Ups And Downs Of The Sun-Kissed Netflix Original

Nobody’s quite sure how it happened but Netflix’s slate of original programming has built up the quite reputation. No longer a little try-hard hidden in the shadows of Hollywood, it’s an out and out production behemoth steamrolling competitors on the strength of the likes of Orange Is The New Black and House Of Cards. They…

Freaks & Geeks: The Teen Dramedy Ahead Of Its Time

Most TV fans are aware of how ruthless and seemingly uninterested in fans’ views US networks are when it comes to cancelling shows. If ratings drop below some arbitrary figure, that’s it, your favourite programme’s in the can, never to be seen again. This has been the case for years. Some of TV’s most revered…

Emmys 2014: Cracking Up

Concluding our look at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations – following a tasty little overview of the drama categories – we move on to the comedy capers that have had us in stitches over the past few months. Be sure to cast your eye over the nominations in full before reading but most importantly,…

Emmys 2014: The Drama Of It All

You know it’s Emmy nominations time when the TV nerds (you, yes you sir) take to the internets and the twitters to quietly murmur about which trivial one-scene guest appearance just has to be nominated this year before their fandom-driven online persona snowballs into a cursing sociopath as some fairly unfunny talk show host inevitably…

2014 Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced

Like the Oscars for TV, the nominations have been announced for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The big ceremony won’t be held until 25th August but Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling turned out to let us know who’ll be there. Here’s a pretty comprehensive rundown of who’s up for what. After you’ve checked it out,…

How Not To Write A TV Finale

Not since Lost has a group of TV writers failed so badly in wrapping up a show as those quirky folks over at How I Met Your Mother headquarters. Bypassing logic, finesse and general narrative storytelling sense, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas instead decided to take viewers on a 40 minute mumble jumble of…