Category: Culture

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (9) – Golden Boy

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (9) – Golden Boy

Golden Boy What’s it about? Theo James (The Inbetweeners Movie, Underworld: Awakening) is Walter William Clark Jr., a newly-promoted New York detective who in seven years is set to become the youngest ever police commissioner in the history of his department. The “how” is what the show hinges on, and the rest is a police procedural. The flash-forwards are what […]

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2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (8) – Chicago Fire

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (8) – Chicago Fire

Chicago Fire What’s it about? We follow the lives of firemen and paramedics working in Chicago, a city that regularly goes up in flames, which springs these guys into action. There is internal struggle as pride, guilt and competitive nature get in the way, as well as personal relationship problems, love triangles, and drug addiction. Is it any good? Not […]

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Review: The Next Day

Review: The Next Day

Eclipsing UKIP’s attempt to stage the comeback of the year, 2013 sees David Bowie release his first studio album in 10 years.  Luckily whilst the former attempts to inject modern racism into traditional Thatcherism, Bowie presents an album which blends some of the best parts of the last few decades whilst still sounding new and original. When a long awaited […]

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2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (7) – Hannibal

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (7) – Hannibal

Hannibal What’s it about? Long before Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) met Clarice, Hannibal met Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), an expert criminal profiler who goes about his job empathising with the killers he is tracking down. Entering the minds of the most complex serial offenders is no easy job, and it’s something that quite clearly takes a toll on Graham’s psyche. At […]

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2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (6) – Elementary

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (6) – Elementary

Elementary Sherlock and Joan What’s it about? The biggest freshman show of the past television year (this show had the honour of being chosen as the post-Super Bowl primetime television broadcast), it’s a complete reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) story, where the most striking difference here is that Watson is a woman (!), named Joan (Lucy Liu) […]

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2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (5) – Revolution

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (5) – Revolution

Revolution What’s it about? Imagine a world without electricity. Yes, it would suck. But in this new J. J. Abrams-produced post-apocolyptic drama, the lights go out, and we all go back into primitive times. Political leadership falls apart, and Earth is now ruled by warlods and militias. After her father is killed and brother taken by the Monroe Republic Militia, […]

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2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (4) – Major Crimes

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (4) – Major Crimes

Major Crimes What’s it about? A spin-off show from “The Closer,” it’s Captain Sharon Raydor’s (Mary McDonnell) turn now to head up the Major Crimes Division – although this sudden shake-up in the department is not welcomed by the more seasoned players who undermine her rank. But it’s their job and responsibility to close the most high-profile cases of the […]

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2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (3) – The Following

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (3) – The Following

The Following What’s it about? Psychosexual English literature professor Joe Carroll (the devilishly charming and charismatic James Purefoy) escapes prison and causes a lot of nuisance for the FBI and fear for any females who interest him. It turns out whilst serving his time in prison he’s amassed a massive cult following (hence the title) who would literally do anything […]

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2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (2) – Arrow

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (2) – Arrow

Arrow What’s it about? It was only a matter of time before teen channel CW dipped into another superhero serial after the completion of “Smallville” and what they’ve brought is “Arrow” the story of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), a billionaire bad-boy who, after a 5-year disappearance following a shipwreck, becomes a reformed vigilante crime-fighter using his bow and arrows. Dubbed […]

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2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (1) – Nashville

2012-13 Freshman TV Show Guide (1) – Nashville

Nashville What’s it about? Two rival country singers compete in dominating the charts all the while having to deal with the endless personal dramas in their complicated lives. Exes, boyfriends, husbands, mothers, fathers all make an appearance, and to survive in the cutthroat music industry, it turns out a single misstep can ruin everything you’ve worked for your entire life. […]

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