As Santa’s annual visit draws nearer, here’s a breakdown of what’s on my Christmas watchlist year after year to get those perfect Christmassy butterflies going
Category: TV Discussion
Ranking Doctor Who’s Christmas specials
Doctor Who was a staple of BBC’s festive lineup from 2005 – 2017, featuring some of the best and some of the worst in Christmas-themed entertainment
Ranking Doctor Who Series Openers
The series openers of Doctor Who are some of the most important within each run. Not only do they often have to introduce new characters to the Who universe, but they also have to re-establish the premise and the tone of the series for any new joiners. As such, it sort of has to have…
Ranking Doctor Who’s Story Arcs
Story arcs have been prevalent in Doctor Who since its revival in 2005, but not all of them have been successful…
5 Doctor Who Companions Who Stayed Too Long (& 5 Who Left Too Soon)
Doctor Who tells the tale of the Doctor and his companions as they traverse space and time, but – simply put – some companions are far strongly missed than others
Why Prue shouldn’t have been the sister who died
Reportedly, Shannen Doherty had to leave the show because of backstage tension, but what if the creatives had made a different decision?
What if…Prue had survived?
Shannen Doherty was famously written out of Charmed at the end of season three, paving the way for new sister Paige (Rose Matthews) to be introduced. Season 4 is commonly regarded as one of Charmed’s better seasons but how might it have been different if Shannen had stayed on?
The 22 Best Glee Songs
Over its six season run, Glee covered a mammoth number of songs, from Hip Hop to Musical Theatre. So, what songs are actually worth listening to?
The answer to my discontent with lots of current TV series?
With the current discontent with the final season of Game of Thrones, there has been lots of talk about how to structure and write a satisfying TV show. I talk about how this might explain my issues with 22-episode shows.
It’s time to leave the 22-episode format behind
At what stage did the casual, lighter fare that I watch become so tricky to keep up with? Plot lines that seem to last for weeks and weeks, plus a myriad of characters whose faces I barely recognise? No thank you. It’s time for some television series to adapt what they are doing and reassess…