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TV recommendations

After a few months of not much happening, there’s suddenly a few new series that deserve your attention – Spiral, Rubicon and The Walking Dead.
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Nordic Noir (2010)

Excellent BBC documentary about the history and recent popularity of Scandinavian crime fiction and TV. Beck, Wallander and Salander among others. May disappear soon so watch it asap. Watch on BBC iplayer

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The Walking Dead (2010)

For a few years I’ve been reading Robert Kirkman’s comic book The Walking Dead. I’ll admit here to not being the greatest fan of the medium, I’m never too sure of the intended pacing of stories compared with novels or movies, and find that expository dialogue, particularly in Kirkman’s case, tends to sound unnatural. So even as a long-time zombie enthusiast, I approached the pilot episode with a few reservations. Continue reading

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Thorne : Sleepyhead (2010)

SKY TV just aired the first episode, titled THORNE:SLEEPYHEAD, in a 3-part adaptation of Mark Billingham’s first novel. David Morrissey fits the bill as the run-down detective Tom Thorne, even if he is too tall and good-looking, and there’s a … Continue reading

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