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The 7 Stages Of The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

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Like with the grieving process, The Day of the Doctor took us through seven emotional stages.   7. Scepticism   We wanted the episode to be good. We desperately wanted that. But the... more

5 Reasons Doctor Who Has Lasted 50 Awesome Years

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50 years is a bloody long time in real life. It’s even longer in the world of TV. Most shows can’t last four series’ without a significant drop in quality, or getting cancelled. Yet somehow... more

5 Things We Can Expect From Marvel’s Netflix Series

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In news that has exploded nerd brains the world over, Marvel Studios and Disney have announced four TV shows to air on Netflix. Getting the small screen treatment are Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica... more

5 Reasons Agents Of SHIELD Is A Massive Disappointment

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When Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was announced, no-one was in any doubt that it was going to be excellent. Marvel Studios has never released a less-than three star movie, and Joss Whedon was going to... more

5 Awesome Clone/Evil Twin’s Played By The Same Actor

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There was a time when evil twins were the exclusive preserve of cheesy US soap operas. But these days, they’re all over the place. And thanks to Orphan Black and Misfits, there are even more of... more

5 Mysteries Set Up In Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD

The clumsily-named Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been unleashed on audiences. It might not be the unparalleled success we were hoping for, and it was certainly more by-numbers than we usually... more

10 Breaking Bad Defining Moments

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The end is nigh for The Greatest Show on Television. We’re a mere two episodes away from finding out whether Vince Gilligan has crafted a great TV show or a perfect TV show. It all hinges on the... more

8 TV/Movie Spin-Offs The Networks Need To Make Happen

Spin-offs are hot business right now. Better Call Saul will continue to bring AMC its fix of bad suits and worse legal practices once Breaking Bad finishes, and JK Rowling is returning to the Harry... more

The Walking Dead Series 3 On DVD. But Is It Redemption After S2?

The sea-change that has affected television over the last few years has been felt in unexpected places. From the homes of you the viewer, all the way to the pockets of the people who run the networks... more

6 Reasons TV Is Creating Better, More Creative Entertainment Than Film

The idea that TV is overtaking film as a creative medium has been around since the 90's, but although the small screen has been producing some interesting and original series for many years, it is... more

6 Retro Cartoons That Should Never Be Adapted By Hollywood

Ever since Michael Bay cashed in on the hugely successful Transformers franchise back in 2007, Hollywood has been giddily churning out 'cartoon-into-movie' translations faster than my ass churns out... more

5 Facts About New ‘Doctor Who’ Peter Capaldi You Need To Know!

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The news is out. The new Doctor is 55 year old Glaswegian Peter Capaldi. Not a woman. Still a white guy. But the oldest Doctor that Nu Who has yet given us (well, except John Hurt, I guess), so... more

STAYING IN – The Rise Of The TV Anti-Hero

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Breaking Bad series 1 – 5.1 spoilers below...   It’s all Tony Soprano’s fault.   TV used to have heroes at its core, good men and women struggling against external forces... more

Will Nerd TV Shows Be Rewarded At The Emmys 2013?

The Emmy’s have never been known for rewarding geek shows. But in 2013... they’re still not, on the whole. But the nominations certainly threw up some interesting things.   American... more

Staying In: Hannibal Vs Dexter – Who Wins?

As the original loveable serial killer gets ready to pack up his kill bag for good and leave us, it seems like dozens are waiting to take his place. When Dexter began, the idea of a lead character... more

Staying In: What’s Wrong With Supernatural’s Female Characters?

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It’s already finished in the US, but Supernatural series eight has only just made it to UK soils. Better late than never, eh? This time, Jeremy Carver has won the game of Musical Showrunners,... more

6 Reasons Game Of Thrones Season 3 Remains The Top TV Show & Demands A Rewatch

6 Reasons Game Of Thrones Season 3 Remains The Top TV Show & Demands A Rewatch
Put away your replica Longclaw swords, take off your Hand of the King badges and tuck away your love/hate relationship with George R.R. Martin until next spring; Game of Thrones is finished for... more

‘Tokenism’ And Doctor Who: Why It’s Time For A Different Kind Of Doctor

Tokenism’ and Doctor Who – Why it’s time for a different kind of Doctor
Matt Smith has quit Doctor Who, and amidst the sobbing and national mourning, a new question – one almost as old as “Doctor who?” itself – is being asked again: Who is going to play the next... more