Saturday, September 18, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Monday, June 28, 2021
Let’s not just make the case for “The Savages” as a supremely satisfying, highly underrated, sadly overlooked “lost” Doctor Who story. Given that this series of blog entries is about making the case for lost serials, that would be dull and predictable — and besides, does anyone really need another of those essays? Instead, let’s make the case for “The Savages” as the best First Doctor story that’s not a historical.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Friday, December 25, 2020
Unexpectedly, despite the pandemic curtailing output, 2020 was an awfully good year for television. It started strong, with a half-dozen fine dramas launched in January and February, and by the time the industry shut down, enough shows were in the can that they could be sprinkled through the spring and summer months. Not that there weren’t disappointments, particularly among series I’ve hailed in the past.
Monday, December 14, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
But how about a sitcom that becomes the very best version of itself in Season 7?
Thursday, October 8, 2020
There’s only one reasonable response to “The Smugglers” — and its tale of 17-century piracy — and that’s unconditional surrender.
And still it’s the single most overlooked serial in all of Classic Who.
Thursday, April 30, 2020