All Critics articles

  • This Country
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    This Country

    2020-02-18T10:49:00Z

    “Acutely observed and delightfully written as ever, with a tender and poignant undertow”

  • Homeland
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    Homeland

    2020-02-17T11:28:00Z

    “Remains compelling viewing. Clare Danes and her supporting cast are terrific”

  • Love Is Blind
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    Love is Blind

    2020-02-14T10:35:00Z

    “It’s not good in any moral sense. But it is good in reality-TV terms”

  • Kevin McCloud's Rough Guide To The Future
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    Kevin McCloud’s Rough Guide to the Future

    2020-02-13T09:51:00Z

    “It all smacked of a bunch of junior TV researchers spending a couple of days on Google”

  • The Split
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    The Split

    2020-02-12T09:43:00Z

    “Plausible? Hardly. Watchable? Infuriatingly so.”

  • Rio and Kate: Becoming A Step Family
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    Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily

    2020-02-11T09:52:00Z

    “Documentaries set in footballers’ homes are usually blingy, boastful and tediously banter-heavy. Rio Ferdinand delivered the precise opposite”

  • The Pale Horse
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    The Pale Horse

    2020-02-10T09:50:00Z

    “Unfolds at a steady, confident pace, with the director as surefooted as her writer, parcelling out twists, treats and fine performances as it goes”

  • Barrymore: The Body In The Pool
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    Barrymore: The Body in the Pool

    2020-02-07T10:00:00Z

    “A clear-eyed examination of why this case should remain in the spotlight.”

  • Home S2 Ep1K
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    Home

    2020-02-06T13:18:00Z

    “The charm of the show is the way that it makes serious points with low-key humour.”

  • Baghdad Central
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    Baghdad Central

    2020-02-04T11:40:00Z

    “A superior drama that hooks you with a well-worn premise”

  • Beauty Laid Bare
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    Beauty Laid Bare

    2020-02-03T09:35:00Z

    “Refills, ethical ingredients and non-plastic packaging suddenly seems like a very good look”

  • The Stranger
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    The Stranger

    2020-01-31T11:25:00Z

    “Not dark enough to be great, but highly bingeable”

  • Farage Man Who Made Brexit i7WrB2JT4K
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    Farage: The Man Who Made Brexit

    2020-01-30T10:24:00Z

    “This was a hoot, not least because it had Farage bitching like a bosomy fishwife”

  • Belsen: Our Story
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    Belsen: Our Story

    2020-01-29T09:57:00Z

    “This extraordinary oral history was horrifying but ultimately life-affirming. Devastating and dignified, it made for a fitting memorial.”

  • The Windermere Children
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    The Windermere Children

    2020-01-28T10:17:00Z

    “Writer Simon Block and director Michael Samuels gave us a sad and beautiful film”

  • Win The Wilderness Alaska
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    Win the Wilderness: Alaska

    2020-01-27T10:43:00Z

    “A novel twist on the reality show — and, for a generation struggling to get their feet on the housing ladder, a tempting challenge”

  • The Goop Lab
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    The Goop Lab

    2020-01-24T11:16:00Z

    “It is the zenith and nadir of late western capitalism”

  • Avenue 5
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    Avenue 5

    2020-01-23T12:49:00Z

    “In space no one can hear you scream, ‘but this isn’t as funny as The Thick of It!’”

  • Crazy Delicious
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    Crazy Delicious

    2020-01-22T09:52:00Z

    “Flamboyant fun but highly contrived, this series felt more suited to a specialist food channel than terrestrial primetime.”

  • Diamond Dealers And Cockney Geezers
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    Diamond Dealers and Cockney Geezers

    2020-01-21T09:54:00Z

    “The boys were likeable, and this was way more fun than those deathly documentaries going behind the scenes of high-end department stores”