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    horror show that also dabbles in great gouts of Grand Guignol Tags BBC BBC Three Claire Foy Horror Paul Cornell Pulse TV Money By Mark Clapham on 28 May 2010 Comments Off I only know Martin Amis novel Money by reputation but it s a big reputation as one of the defining novels of the 1980s with lead character John Self hailed as a scabrous avatar for the excesses of the age Tags BBC BBC Two Martin Amis Money Nick Frost Ashes to Ashes Life on Mars By Mags L Halliday on 24 May 2010 Comments Off A couple of years ago Philip Glenister TV s Gene Hunt swore he wouldn t do bloody Tin Machine so it s best to assume that this really is the end of the Life on Mars Ashes to Ashes franchise Huge spoilers ahead Tags Ashes to Ashes BBC BBC One Gene Hunt Keeley Hawes Life on Mars Philip Glenister TV Luther By Mark Clapham on 06 May 2010 1 COMMENT Luther the first British star vehicle for Idris Elba is a combination of lightweight detective show cliches and preposterously grandiose villainy that isn t so much bad as a bit baffling Tags BBC BBC One Crime Idris Elba Luther Neil Cross Ruth Wilson Burnistoun By Steffan Alun on 26 April 2010 1 COMMENT Thanks to the magic of iPlayer the rest of the UK can catch up on BBC Scotland s latest sketch show Burnistoun I ve now seen the first two episodes The sketches are mostly surreal takes on mundane everyday experiences Setting the show apart from most sketch shows is its amiable tone as well as the length of Tags BBC Burnistoun Comedy TV Being Human The Road By Steffan Alun on 20 April 2010 1 COMMENT As a fan of Being Human BBC3 s post watershed horror drama about a vampire werewolf and ghost sharing a house in Bristol the first question that came to mind as I read The Road the first of three tie in novels was who is the target audience for this book It seems odd that the novel Tags BBC BBC Three Being Human Books TV Ashes to Ashes By Mags L Halliday on 16 April 2010 4 COMMENTS Ashes to Ashes is not a great TV drama It s enjoyable and a pleasant lightweight watch for the weekend But it s not a great police procedural series and it s not an overly complex mystery series Tags Ashes to Ashes BBC BBC One Gene Hunt Keeley Hawes Life on Mars Matthew Graham Philip Glenister TV Eddie Izzard Marathon Man By Mags L Halliday on 29 March 2010 1 COMMENT Eddie Izzard Marathon Man follows the comedian as he attempts to run 43 marathons in 51 days The Olympic sports doctors and trainers are aghast when he arrives at their centre for training He s never run a marathon before I ve run for the bus Tags BBC BBC One Documentary Eddie Izzard TV Being Human 2 1 By Mark Clapham on 11 January 2010 Comments Off Why Grandma what a lot of plot you have said the reviewer to the Big Bad Werewolf Show Tags Aidan Turner BBC BBC Three Being Human Ghosts Leonora Crichlow Russell Tovey TV Emma By Mags L Halliday on 21 October 2009 Comments Off This Emma isn t clueless Tags BBC BBC One Emma Jane Austen Jonny Lee Miller Tamsin Grieg TV Barbarians at the Gate By Mark Clapham on 20 October 2009 Comments Off If Britain has a great TV industry it is because of the BBC not in spite of it Tags BBC Op Ed TV Robin Hood Season 3 By Mags L Halliday on 19 May 2009 Comments Off I can t seem to stop watching Robin Hood Tags BBC BBC One Jonas Armstrong Robin Hood TV Criminal Practices By Mark Clapham on 29 March 2009 Comments Off they take up most of our time recent UK TV crime series Whitechapel Moses Jones and Red Riding hit DVD Tags BBC BBC One BBC Two Channel 4 David Peace DVD ITV Matt Smith Moses Jones Op Ed Red Riding Shaun Parkes TV Whitechapel Merlin The Complete First Series DVD By Mags L Halliday on 24 December 2008 Comments Off A 21st century Wizbit Tags BBC BBC One Colin Morgan DVD Merlin Wallander By Mark Clapham on 30 November 2008 Comments Off Bleak and beautiful Tags BBC BBC One Kenneth Branagh TV Wallander Love Soup By Mags L Halliday on 01 April 2008 Comments Off Season one of Love Soup didn t quite taste right but season two has fixed the recipe Tags BBC BBC One David Renwick Love Soup TV Doctor Who The Time Meddler By Eddie Robson on 12 February 2008 Comments Off A different kind of Doctor Who story from the days before the idea of what a Doctor Who story was like became so set in stone Tags BBC Doctor Who DVD TV William Hartnell Doctor Who Voyage of the Damned The Shadow in the North By Mark Clapham on 05 January 2008 Comments Off Was it me or was this a fairly quiet Christmas for the BBC Tags BBC BBC One Billie Piper David Tennant Doctor Who Kylie Minogue Philip Pullman Russell T Davies Sally Lockhart TV Oliver Twist By Jim Smith on 19 December 2007 Comments Off The BBC s new adaptation of Oliver Twist offers high production values and a cast stuffed with names Tags BBC BBC One Charles Dickens Julian Rhind Tutt Rob Brydon TV This is Civilisation By Mags L Halliday on 26 November 2007 Comments Off It s hard to avoid Kenneth Clark s 1969 landmark Civilisation documentary series if you are doing a series on the history of civilisation Tags BBC BBC Two Documentary TV Doctor Who Time Crash By Mark Clapham on 22 November 2007 Comments Off Doctor Who has a long history with the BBC s Children in Need charity telethon Tags BBC BBC One

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  • BBC One | Shiny Shelf
    BBC BBC One Kenneth Branagh TV Wallander Love Soup By Mags L Halliday on 01 April 2008 Comments Off Season one of Love Soup didn t quite taste right but season two has fixed the recipe Tags BBC BBC One David Renwick Love Soup TV Doctor Who Voyage of the Damned The Shadow in the North By Mark Clapham on 05 January 2008 Comments Off Was it me or was this a fairly quiet Christmas for the BBC Tags BBC BBC One Billie Piper David Tennant Doctor Who Kylie Minogue Philip Pullman Russell T Davies Sally Lockhart TV Oliver Twist By Jim Smith on 19 December 2007 Comments Off The BBC s new adaptation of Oliver Twist offers high production values and a cast stuffed with names Tags BBC BBC One Charles Dickens Julian Rhind Tutt Rob Brydon TV Doctor Who Time Crash By Mark Clapham on 22 November 2007 Comments Off Doctor Who has a long history with the BBC s Children in Need charity telethon Tags BBC BBC One David Tennant Doctor Who Peter Davison Steven Moffat TV Robin Hood The Complete First Series DVD By Mags L Halliday on 16 October 2007 Comments Off That don t impress me Much Tags BBC BBC One Jonas Armstrong Robin Hood TV The Sarah Jane Adventures By Mark Clapham on 02 October 2007 Comments Off In the first three episodes of this teatime Who spin off the Slitheen return the Gorgon rises and the Sontarans get a namecheck Tags BBC BBC One CBBC Elisabeth Sladen Sarah Jane Adventures TV Doctor Who The Sound of Drums Last of the Time Lords By Jon de Burgh Miller on 09 July 2007 Comments Off Over the last few years Doctor Who has built a tradition of ending each season with a multi part epic where the Doctor confronts a major enemy from his past For the conclusion of the current season it was the turn of the Doctor s old nemesis the Master Tags BBC BBC One David Tennant Doctor Who John Simm Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who Utopia By Mark Clapham on 23 June 2007 Comments Off Utopia is low on plot but high on major developments Tags BBC BBC One David Tennant Derek Jacobi Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who Blink By Mark Clapham on 15 June 2007 Comments Off Following The Empty Child The Doctor Dances and The Girl in the Fireplace writer Steven Moffat continues his faultless run of Doctor Who stories with Blink Tags BBC BBC One Carey Mulligan David Tennant Doctor Who Steven Moffat TV Doctor Who Human Nature The Family of Blood By Jonn Elledge on 06 June 2007 Comments Off Human Nature is one of the best bits of television ever broadcast under the label Doctor Who Tags BBC BBC One David Tennant Doctor Who Jessica Stevenson Paul Cornell Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who 42 By Mark Clapham on 23 May 2007 Comments Off Fun in the sun Tags BBC BBC One Chris Chibnall David Tennant Doctor Who TV Doctor Who The Lazarus Experiment By Jim Smith on 12 May 2007 Comments Off Doctor Who newcomer Stephen Greenhorn peppers his first script for the show with allusions Tags BBC BBC One David Tennant Doctor Who Mark Gatiss Stephen Greenhorn TV Doctor Who Daleks in Manhattan Evolution of the Daleks By Mark Clapham on 02 May 2007 Comments Off The 1930s are inescapably associated with a certain kind of straightforward adventure story Tags BBC BBC One Daleks David Tennant Doctor Who Helen Raynor TV Doctor Who Gridlock By Jonn Elledge on 22 April 2007 Comments Off If you ve spent any time in the last two years in the festering cesspool that is Doctor Who fandom then you ll know there have been two distinct reactions to Russell T Davies reinvention Tags BBC BBC One David Tennant Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who Smith and Jones By Mark Clapham on 03 April 2007 Comments Off To have lost both of your original leads by the third season of a series may be considered careless but on balance it doesn t seem to have done Doctor Who any real harm Tags BBC BBC One David Tennant Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Dracula By Mark Clapham on 03 January 2007 Comments Off No bite but plenty of suck Tags BBC BBC One David Suchet Dracula Marc Warren Sophia Myles TV The Ruby in the Smoke By Eddie Robson on 03 January 2007 Comments Off Sometimes different versions of a text can complement each other but this is a case where experiencing one first is pretty much guaranteed to spoil the other Tags BBC BBC One Billie Piper Matt Smith Philip Pullman Sally Lockhart TV Doctor Who Xmas 2006 By Jim Smith on 02 January 2007 Comments Off You could be forgiven for thinking that Sydney Newman s forty year old creation had taken over Xmas 2006 entirely Tags BBC BBC One BBC Three BBC Two Chris Chibnall David Tennant Doctor Who Gareth Roberts Russell T Davies Sarah Jane Adventures Torchwood TV SHINY ADVENT Top of the Pops By Eddie Robson on 14 December 2006 Comments Off The BBC may have caused a bit of noise this year with its decision to cancel Top of the Pops but it has very quietly kept the show ticking over Tags Advent Calendar BBC BBC One BBC Two Top of the Pops TV SHINY ADVENT Doctor Who The Christmas Invasion By Mags L Halliday on 06 December 2006 Comments Off The tradition of the Christmas Special is embedded in British culture Tags Advent Calendar BBC BBC One Billie Piper David Tennant Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Ancient Rome Nero By Jim Smith on 24 September 2006 Comments Off Surprisingly restrained in its use of graphic violence the first episode of BBC One s drama documentary series Ancient Rome The Rise and Fall of an Empire boasted outstanding production values and an extraordinary central turn

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  • BBC Three | Shiny Shelf
    Off Another in our series of end of year reports on the state of British TV at the end of 2005 Tags Arthur Conan Doyle BBC BBC Four BBC Three David Tennant Documentary Mighty Boosh TV Bodies By Mark Clapham on 24 September 2005 Comments Off Last year the first series of Jed Mercurio s Bodies ended in a way that seemed to make a follow up impossible Tags BBC BBC Three BBC Two Jed Mercurio Max Beesley TV History of Repeating By Eddie Robson on 30 August 2005 Comments Off I also considered calling this article Don t Fear the Repeater so consider yourselves lucky Tags BBC BBC Four BBC One BBC Three BBC Two Op Ed TV The Mighty Boosh By Eddie Robson on 15 February 2005 Comments Off A little belated this review as the CD came out last November but as it didn t exactly emerge in a blaze of publicity allow us to build a little hype Tags BBC BBC Three Comedy Fifth Julian Barrett Mighty Boosh Noel Fielding Radio Rich Fulcher Richard Ayoade Bodies Blackpool By Eddie Robson on 19 November 2004 Comments Off For some reason this year the New TV Season arrived one week in the middle of November but better late than never I suppose Tags BBC BBC One BBC Three David Morrissey David Tennant Max Beesley TV The Smoking Room By Eddie Robson on 03 November 2004 Comments Off The Smoking Room has been deemed a failure already as it arrives on BBC2 from BBC3 with the trailers tossing around quotes from glowing reviews in a desperate attempt to win higher ratings than its BBC3 run Tags BBC BBC Three BBC Two Comedy Robert Webb TV The Mighty Boosh By Mark Clapham on 25 June 2004 Comments Off The Mighty Boosh is cheap and some of the ideas fall flat but the great comic moments in the show are so good and so inventive that they re well worth the wait Tags BBC BBC Three Comedy Matt Berry Mighty Boosh Rich Fulcher Richard Ayoade TV Bodies By Mark Clapham on 30 May 2004 Comments Off A decade ago writer Jed Mercurio created hospital drama Cardiac Arrest under the pseudonym John Macure Tags BBC BBC Three BBC Two Jed Mercurio Max Beesley TV Adam Joe Go Tokyo By Mags L Halliday on 06 July 2003 Comments Off I have a soft spot for Adam Buxton Yes he s the short one with the thick eyebrows and the captain s hat who comes dangerously close to being cuddly Tags Adam Buxton BBC BBC Three Joe Cornish TV Little Britain By Eddie Robson on 09 February 2003 Comments Off I would ve given you my full assessment of the opening night of the BBC s new channel but I ve only been able to watch the first couple of hours on account of the lacklustre manner in which digital television has been introduced in this country Tags BBC BBC Three BBC Two Comedy

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  • BBC Two | Shiny Shelf
    Whitehouse TV The Smoking Room By Eddie Robson on 03 November 2004 Comments Off The Smoking Room has been deemed a failure already as it arrives on BBC2 from BBC3 with the trailers tossing around quotes from glowing reviews in a desperate attempt to win higher ratings than its BBC3 run Tags BBC BBC Three BBC Two Comedy Robert Webb TV The Long Firm By Mark Clapham on 07 July 2004 Comments Off Jake Arnott s debut novel The Long Firm has the unusual distinction of having TV cameras present before it was even signed to a publisher Tags BBC BBC Two Books Derek Jacobi Gangsters Jake Arnott Lena Headey TV Bodies By Mark Clapham on 30 May 2004 Comments Off A decade ago writer Jed Mercurio created hospital drama Cardiac Arrest under the pseudonym John Macure Tags BBC BBC Three BBC Two Jed Mercurio Max Beesley TV He Knew He Was Right By Jim Smith on 20 April 2004 Comments Off I haven t read any Trollope not even The Pallisers and He Knew Was Right serialised October 1868 May 1869 published in book form May 1869 is apparently far from typical of the author s work Tags Andrew Davies Anthony Trollope BBC BBC Four BBC Two Bill Nighy David Tennant Geoffrey Palmer Laura Fraser TV Ross Noble Unrealtime By Eddie Robson on 23 February 2004 Comments Off Six years ago this line up would have been labelled It s Ross Noble Night on BBC2 and a special BBC2 logo in the shape of Ross Noble would have been commissioned to mark the occasion Tags BBC Two Comedy Ross Noble TV Life Beyond The Box Norman Stanley Fletcher By Jim Smith on 05 January 2004 Comments Off Even now Porridge is the best sitcom the BBC has ever made Tags BBC BBC Two Comedy Ronnie Barker TV The Big Read Grand Final By Eddie Robson on 15 December 2003 Comments Off Congratulations to BBC2 for running the grand final of The Big Read at nine o clock on a Saturday night Why was this a good thing Simple it means that Harry Potter didn t win Tags BBC BBC Two Documentary Douglas Adams Harry Potter The Lord of the Rings TV All Old Top of the Pops By Eddie Robson on 28 November 2003 Comments Off Top of the Pops That s square daddio That was your granddad s pop music show These days the kids are watching All New Top of the Pops Tags BBC BBC One BBC Two Fifth Music Trevor s World of Sport By Eddie Robson on 15 August 2003 Comments Off It takes something quite significant for me to turn over from Scrubs so what s so good about Trevor s World of Sport Tags BBC BBC Two Comedy Neil Pearson TV 15 Storeys High By Eddie Robson on 16 May 2003 Comments Off Since it doesn t look like anybody else is going to praise this I suppose I d better because it

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  • BFI | Shiny Shelf
    November 2005 Comments Off This awesomely titled pulpy detective flick comes courtesy of the pen and directorial vision of Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black which makes it all the more odd that its closest point of reference is Adaptation Tags BFI London Film Festival Movies Robert Downey Jr LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Qing hong Shanghai Dreams By Jim Smith on 09 November 2005 Comments Off In the 1960s Chairman Mao s government encouraged cajoled and ultimately ordered thousands of Chinese people to move form the cities into expanding areas in order to create a new front against both Western capitalist economies and that alternative ex Tags BFI London Film Festival Mandarin Movies Wang Xiaoshuai LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Mrs Henderson Presents By Jim Smith on 09 November 2005 Comments Off A cynical man might look at Stephen Frears indifferent and largely jolly Mrs Henderson presents and come to the conclusion that having seen Mike Leigh gain clout and praise for a historical film about theatrical people he decided to do the same Tags BFI Bob Hoskins Judi Dench London Film Festival Movies Stephen Frears LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Grand Luncheonette By Jim Smith on 01 November 2005 Comments Off Grand Luncheonette is an epitaph for Fred Hakim s 42nd Street New York City Hot Dog stand which closed forever in 1997 Tags BFI London Film Festival Movies Peter Sillen LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Takeshis By Jim Smith on 31 October 2005 Comments Off At times haunting and at others riotously enjoyable Mr Kitano s excellent new film is a step down from his last the triumphant Zaitochi but it is also inarguably a step forward Tags Beat Takeshi Kitano BFI London Film Festival Movies LONDON FILM FESTIVAL The Wendall Baker Story By Stephen Lavington on 26 October 2005 Comments Off Top of the US indie food chain at the moment appears to be a genre best described as the whimsical jaunt a brief snapshot of life for an eccentric character Tags BFI London Film Festival Luke Wilson Movies Owen Wilson LONDON FILM FESTIVAL In Oranje By Jim Smith on 25 October 2005 Comments Off In Oranje is a Dutch language magic realist film for children and families and it s absolutely marvellous Its plot concerns a little boy who dreams of playing for the Dutch National team Tags BFI Dutch London Film Festival Movies LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Sideways By Stephen Lavington on 08 February 2005 Comments Off The London Film Festival has hit a hat trick of zingers with its mystery movie over the last few years 2002 saw the Oscar nominated Douglas Sirk tribute Far From Heaven and 2003 showcased the immensely enjoyable School of Rock Tags Alexander Payne BFI Comedy London Film Festival Movies Paul Giamatti Thomas Haden Church That Was The Year That Was Part One By Stephen Lavington on 05 January 2005 Comments Off What rocked Shiny s world in the last twelve months The answers are unlikely to surprise you Tags Alien BFI Brad Meltzer Brian Michael Bendis Chris

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  • Billie Piper | Shiny Shelf
    BBC One Billie Piper David Tennant Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who The Parting of the Ways By Eddie Robson on 21 June 2005 Comments Off It s all been a bit of a triumph hasn t it Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston David Tennant Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who The Parting of the Ways By Mark Clapham on 21 June 2005 Comments Off It shouldn t actually be surprising to see Russell T Davies confound expectation again with his finale to this season of Doctor Who Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston David Tennant Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who Bad Wolf By Eddie Robson on 11 June 2005 Comments Off Although Russell T Davies quite rightly has his mind focussed on the wider reception of this series it s hard to believe that he wasn t chuckling with glee when he imagined the reaction of some fans to this episode Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Daleks Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who Boom Town By Eddie Robson on 04 June 2005 Comments Off This episode is very much the calm before the storm even though there is a whacking great storm in it Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who The Empty Child The Doctor Dances By Jon de Burgh Miller on 28 May 2005 Comments Off The first two part story in this series of Doctor Who was called World War Three but for the second one we go back to World War Two for a tale of terrifying children dashing space captains and the intolerances of wartime society Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who Steven Moffat TV Doctor Who Father s Day By Mark Clapham on 17 May 2005 Comments Off This new series of Doctor Who is both perfect kids entertainment and more grown up than Doctor Who has ever previously been Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who Paul Cornell TV Doctor Who The Long Game By Eddie Robson on 07 May 2005 Comments Off This episode falls a little short visually I imagine that the year 20 000 will be almost unrecognisable from now so I expect 200 000 to seem as mad as tin pie Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who Dalek By Eddie Robson on 01 May 2005 Comments Off Until now I liked the new Doctor Who I liked it very much But I didn t really love it These forty five minutes have changed all that Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Daleks Doctor Who Russell T Davies TV Doctor Who Rose By Jim Smith on 29 April 2005 Comments Off For most of its life Doctor Who was an odd fusion of ordinary television and itself That s something that we ve lost sight of in the years it s been away even the TV movie was like The X Files Tags Billie Piper Christopher Eccleston Doctor

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  • Brian Michael Bendis | Shiny Shelf
    Back in the 1980s Secret Wars saw a few dozen Marvel superheroes and supervillains abducted from Earth for spurious reasons Tags Brian Michael Bendis Comics Marvel Ultimate Fantastic Four 1 By Mark Clapham on 06 January 2004 Comments Off Apparently this first issue of Marvel s latest Ultimate title has already shifted 200 000 units That s a lot of comics certainly in today s market Does it deserve it Well no Tags Brian Michael Bendis Comics Fantastic Four Mark Millar Ultimate Alias 28 By Mark Clapham on 10 November 2003 Comments Off When Alias launched a couple of years ago I wasn t terribly impressed Tags Alex Maleev Alias Brian Michael Bendis Comics Marvel Ultimate X Men 35 By Jim Smith on 21 July 2003 Comments Off In what sense this Bendis scripted Spidey centric treat is Ultimate X Men rather than as it seems Ultimate Marvel Team Up Volume 2 is so unclear as to be opaque Tags Brian Michael Bendis Comics Marvel Spider Man Ultimate Wolverine X Men Powers Supergroup By Mark Clapham on 04 June 2003 Comments Off Powers has always equated superheroes with celebrity and this fourth trade paperback gathers together the series inevitable story about a manufactured team of superheroes FG 3 Tags Brian Michael Bendis Comics Michael Avon Oeming Daredevil 42 By Jim Smith on 01 March 2003 Comments Off Regular readers of this site or at least those of you who don t deliberately avoid my bits of it will be aware that I have a bit of a thing about the sheer quality of this current run of the Man Without Fear Tags Alex Maleev Brian Michael Bendis Comics Daredevil Marvel Alias Come Home By Jim Smith on 01 March 2003 Comments Off No not the Jennifer Garner TV show but the Marvel MAX comic from the pen of shelf favourite Brian Michael Bendis Tags Alex Maleev Alias Brian Michael Bendis Comics Marvel Ultimate Marvel Team Up By Eddie Robson on 08 February 2003 Comments Off Whilst this title started promisingly one can t help but feel a little underwhelmed by Team Up Tags Brian Michael Bendis Comics Jim Mahfood Marvel Mike Allred Spider Man Ultimate Daredevil By Jim Smith on 07 February 2003 Comments Off At the moment trailers for next year s DD picture are creeping out in UK cinemas and the fortieth issue of the revamped title is due any day now Tags Alex Maleev Brian Michael Bendis Comics Daredevil Marvel Spider Man The Movie Adaptation By Lance Parkin on 15 June 2002 Comments Off Computer graphics have revolutionised cinema allowing a screen to look exactly like the director wants it to with a fraction of the expense or logistical challenges that would have meant even ten years ago Tags Alan Davis Brian Michael Bendis Comics Marvel Spider Man Stan Lee Ultimate Spider Man By Mark Clapham on 12 June 2002 Comments Off Here s a real shocker an attempt to revive Spider Man as a comics property

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  • Buffy | Shiny Shelf
    on 25 November 2002 Comments Off Big things are afoot in Sunnydale someone s playing a sick and complex game and it s not going to end nicely Remember from beneath you it devours Tags Buffy Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Him By Jim Smith on 16 November 2002 Comments Off It s first love well first infatuation for Dawnie this week as a charismatic Jock catches her eye But what s his secret eh Yeah like we don t know before the opening credits Tags Buffy Drew Z Greenberg Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Lessons By Jim Smith on 05 November 2002 Comments Off The summer is over the telly is back and so is the Slayer with a real doozy of an opener for a series now in its gulp seventh glorious year Tags Buffy Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer 7 02 7 05 By Jim Smith on 05 November 2002 Comments Off After a barnstorming season opener Buffy refuses to settle down into simplicity or predictability during these four episodes Tags Buffy Joss Whedon TV Angel Tomorrow By Mark Clapham on 02 July 2002 Comments Off For little Annie Tomorrow was only a day away For Angel fans it means the torment of six months waiting for a resolution to a huge cliffhanger It really is a hard knock life Tags Angel Buffy Joss Whedon TV Angel Double or Nothing By Mark Clapham on 15 June 2002 Comments Off Rules of vampire related drama no 347 enacted October 2000 after any pivotal and dramatic storyline in the series Angel there must by law be a requisite 2 3 nonsensical filler episodes Tags Angel Buffy Joss Whedon TV Vampires Angel Benediction By Mark Clapham on 08 June 2002 Comments Off Imagine what Nick Hornby s novels would be like if all that musing on the relationships between fathers and sons were spiced up with a little demon thrashing action Tags Angel Buffy Joss Whedon Tim Minear TV Angel A New World By Mark Clapham on 31 May 2002 Comments Off Praise be the sacred Angel story arc has returned to us from on high to save us from any more stupid filler episodes OK so the episode is one long chase sequence but at least we re moving now Tags Angel Buffy Jeffrey Bell Joss Whedon Tim Minear TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Grave By Jim Smith on 30 May 2002 Comments Off Buffy season finales are traditionally pyrotechnic affairs with confrontations and explosions both emotional and literal providing a spectacular mix of entertainment and catharsis Tags Buffy David Fury Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Two To Go By Jim Smith on 23 May 2002 Comments Off Buffy moved up a gear this week with a few surprises wrapped up in what could in lesser hands have been an utterly predictable episode what s more after six seasons they ve finally found a look for Willow that does something for me Nice Tags Bill Norton Buffy Doug Petrie Joss Whedon TV Vampires Angel The Price By Mark Clapham on 23 May 2002 Comments Off Viewers should note that at the end of this episode something pivotal happens I won t reveal what but I say this as an indicator that yes there is a reason to sit through a load of old nonsense about thirsty ghost insects Tags Angel Buffy Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Four DVD Collection By Jim Smith on 21 May 2002 Comments Off The fourth season of Buffy The Vampire Slayer was something of a new start for the series Gone were two of the series initial main characters gone too was the setting of Sunnydale High Tags Angel Buffy David Fury David Greenwalt DVD Eliza Dushku Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Villains By Jim Smith on 19 May 2002 Comments Off Villains is a Buffy episode I have issues with Not big issues Not life changing life threatening arguing about the important things in life issues Story issues Tags Buffy Joss Whedon Marti Noxon TV Vampires Angel Heartthrob By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off Angel s back and even better he s back on form Tags Angel Buffy Joss Whedon TV Angel That Vision Thing By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off Cordelia s visions have been causing her increasing grief since late in season two sapping her of her youthful enthusiasm and damaging her health Tags Angel Buffy Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Bargaining Parts Parts 1 2 By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off There have been many fake or temporary character deaths in the history of fiction and there have been many inadvisable resurrections too Tags Buffy Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Afterlife By Jim Smith on 15 May 2002 Comments Off Buffy s back Back from the dead back in the Scooby house back with the slaying But has she brought something back with her Tags Buffy Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Flooded By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off There s a demon robbing banks three previously innocuous geeks have banded together to take over Sunnydale the debts are building up and the cellar is flooded Tags Buffy Joss Whedon TV Angel That Old Gang of Mine By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off Crikey its been a while since Angel has been this grim That Old Gang of Mine is pretty short of laughs a fairly brutal story concerning vigilantism and loyalty which gives Gunn a rare mome Tags Angel Buffy Joss Whedon TV Buffy The Vampire Slayer Life Serial By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off Life Serial is less a coherent story and more of a Buffy sketch show The newly broke Buff tries to find a place for herself in the world at university then working on a building site and i

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