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Saving The Man of Tomorrow

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you like it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. My favorite Son of Krypton is back in the news. Henry Cavill has made

Saving The Man of Tomorrow

Criminal: UK

Every now and then you find yourself admiring something for its purity, if not necessarily it’s beauty. Criminal: UK, is one quarter of the four country justice tour that Netflix have just released. Each 45 minute episode unfolds inside ‘The Box’ where a suspect is being interrogated. All we know is the elemental nature of the

Criminal: UK

Wu Assassins Season 1

Wu Assassins, on paper, is the exact sort of urban fantasy cheese I run headlong at. Iko Uwais, the astonishing lead of The Raid movies, starts as Kai Jin. An Indonesian-Chinese chef and the adopted son of Triad leader Uncle Six (Byron Mann), Kai discovers that he is the Wu Assassin. Five elemental powers have echoed down

Wu Assassins Season 1

The Boys Season 1

Always start with a song. Or your lead character using a laser visioned infant like a flamethrower. Either’s good. The Boys does NOT play around. In the slightest. However, unlike the comic it’s based on it’s vastly successful in dealing with issues of everything from sexual abuse to corporate malpractice. Also Karl Urban spends eight episodes playing the

The Boys Season 1

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Years before the events of the original movie, the Skeksis and Gelfling live in peace. Until palace guards Rian (Taran Edgerton and Neil Sterenberg) and Mira (Alicia Vikander and Helena Smee) make a horrifying discover. Their Lords are using them as batteries, draining them to extend their lives. And they are hungry… This is, by

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Breaking Stride, Breaking History: She-Ra Season 3

Netflix have two terrible habits; cancelling a show two seasons in (Tuca and Bertie and The OA most recently) and chopping a 13 episode production order into two six episode ones and claiming they’re whole seasons. This really hurt the middle seasons of Voltron but it’s something She-Ra turns not just into a feature but a driving force. There are two arcs

Breaking Stride, Breaking History: She-Ra Season 3

Banquo’s Test Flight

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. I am haunted by The Right Stuff this year. The fictionalized(ish) story of the first

Banquo’s Test Flight

“Thursday! What a CONCEPT!”

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid on 22nd March 2019. If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) is having the time of her

“Thursday! What a CONCEPT!”

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