An iconic story from the classic era of the British cult TV favorite comes to US big screens for one night only… and the cleaned-up FX as well as its deceptively simple tale hold up rather well.
A riveting BBC political thriller offering one of the most trenchant explorations yet of the sick symbiosis between big government and big business.
So awesome that I almost can’t bear it. And so relevant to today: Are the battles between rich and poor, science and superstition, freedom and repression actually endless?
LOL for American network television trying to do fantasy. Except Grimm isn’t funny, not even a little — not even accidentally. It’s dull. Worse, it’s so damn tediously conventional.
You must see Twenty Twelve if you’re a fan of smart, sharp social, cultural, media, and political satire and hugely entertaining comedic performances from some of the best British talent doing funny stuff today.
May well be the most solidly confident storytelling I’ve seen on television, perhaps ever…
The second series of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s brilliant, brilliant Sherlock is about to start tomorrow, and so my hand is forced: I must finally write about the first series…
Let us be kind and say that this is not one of the most successful Doctor Who stories ever…
Looking at this story again, in the light of distance and in seeing reflections of what Doctor Who has become since 2005, I realize there was so much more that impacted me, and that it’s so much richer than I realized at the time.
It’s weird to look back at ‘Genesis of Daleks’ now and know that the first time I saw this — it would have been back in the early 1980s — I had no idea what the hell a Dalek was.