Godless (2017): Review

With beautiful cinematography, fine performances and an occasionally impressive script, Godless never quite succeeds at making us take it as seriously as it clearly takes itself.

‘Vikings’ 5B Comic-Con Trailer Analysis

The thumb twiddling, nail biting, destructive hypothesising and other such nefarious activities that Vikings fans have been engaged in for months have finally come to an end with the release of the first Season 5B trailer at Comic Con. In this article, Her Ladyship will provide a brief synopsis of the action, then a detailed analysis using…

Nine Emmy categories ‘The Terror’ could have been nominated in.

Television’s golden age hit an unexpected low on the 12th July when the announcement of this year’s Emmy nominees failed to include AMC’s masterful The Terror in a single category. Her Ladyship is not amused, and proposes nine categories in which the series could easily have been, and deserves to be, nominated. Outstanding Drama Series….

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, Season 2 (review)

Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale reminds me of Briony Tallis’ words at the end of Atonement: “What sense of hope or satisfaction could a reader derive from an ending like that?” It’s the type of question that characterises much of this season, which snatches hope away from the characters in such a jarringly constant,…

Sherlock S03E03: His Last Vow

A garbled mess that has no idea where it’s going or why, His Last Vow is the last nail in Sherlock’s coffin; a fall from grace so precipitous and a crying shame so heartrending that the very idea of reviewing it is almost unbearable to me. Her Ladyship has, however, done appalling things for the…

Sherlock S03E02: The Sign of Three

Any wedding episode that manages to be totally lacking in corniness without having The Rains of Castamere on its playlist is a jewel, and while The Sign of Three is without doubt the most atypical of all Sherlock episodes in terms of just about everything, it has the distinction not only of being a jewel,…

Sherlock S03E01: The Empty Hearse (Review)

Her Ladyship takes time off from her wanderings in the dark corridors of fan fiction to watch the premier episode of Sherlock season 3 and to reason from what she sees. A singularly-strange and enjoyable little episode that feels a lot more like the product of the hugely-hyperactive and oft OTT pen of Steven Moffat…

The Game of Thrones Emmy’s

In celebration of tonight’s Emmy Awards, Her Ladyship invents an awards show showcasing the best (and some of the worst) of Game of Thrones season 3. Best episode: The Rains of Castamere The closest thing to perfection that this show has ever seen, The Rains of Castamere’s flawless structure permits it to glide effortlessly, beautifully…