MURDER IN THE FIRST
Friday 16th January at 10pm
From Steven Bochco, the creator of LA Law and NYPD Blue, comes a brand new slick and smart series Murder InThe First. This dark drama follows homicide detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) as they investigate two seemingly unrelated murders. As people start dropping like flies can the detectives find their murderer before it’s too late?
When times are bleak sometimes you need a little glamor to keep the people happy. After the near loss of the city last week it’s time for some games to celebrate the new Queen and enthrall the masses. There can be only one champion to fight for Atlantis: Jason. But he has a rival in the shape of the mysterious Telemon, not only in the games but in the quest for Ariadne’s heart. Jason is going to find out that it’s not only the games that can be dangerous and that the biggest threat isn’t always the foe in front of you but instead one you don’t see until it’s too late.
I’ve commented in the past that where Arrow is the ‘Batman’ of DC TV these days (dark, gritty, established with a heavy dose of realism), Flash is the ‘Superman’ equivalent (light, airy, new and hopeful).
With Arrow having had two previous seasons to build its world, it has the ability to be a bit more experimental in what it does. Flash, by comparison, is making its first steps through that process, which means character-centric episodes have a lot to do. (more…)
During the two month period when DC Comics relocates from its current home in New York to Burbank in California, the publisher will bridge the gap with one of the largest crossover events they’ve attempted, taking in characters from across 80 years of comic history. (more…)
Grant Morrison is a writer, musician, playwright, occultist and script writer. In the comic world, he’s written Superman, Justice League, X Men, Fantastic Four, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, Animal Man and Doctor Who. He had a critically acclaimed 7 year run on Batman and wrote the seminal crossover Final Crisis. He was awarded an MBE, and he’s Scottish.
So what does he do for an encore?
Multiversity is an 8 issue mini series, telling the story of an invasion of the Multiverse by extra-dimensional creatures known as the Gentry, with each issue feeding into the next through in-story comics. (more…)
Twelve Days, One Throne: Sky Atlantic to air every episode of Game of Thrones this Christmas
This Christmas, Sky Atlantic gives the ultimate TV gift: every episode of the multi award-winning Game of Thrones over twelve consecutive days, giving new viewers the chance to see the show everyone is talking about and fans the opportunity to revisit the epic adventure from the very beginning. (more…)
Dominic Sandbrook concludes his exploration of the most innovative and imaginative of all genres, considering Science Fiction’s most alluring theme – time travel.
Having the power to change the past or see the future is a deep-seated human fantasy, and writers and film-makers have embraced its possibilities for many years. From HG Wells’s pioneering scientist in The Time Machine, to Doc and Marty McFly in Back to the Future and Doctor Who’s very own Time Lord, audiences have been presented with a host of colourful time travellers and their time machines. But is there always a price to be paid for meddling with the timeline? (more…)
Sherlock fan’s can rejoice! Lovarzi, the UK’s leading online scarf retailer, are releasing three new products to celebrate the hit BBC show.
“It’s got flaps – ear flaps. It’s an ear hat, John!” The detective doesn’t seem to like that iconic deerstalker much; instead his impecc able sense of style is topped off with a series of scarves – he even puts one on when Lestrade and Donovan come to arrest him in the final episode of Series 2!
That’s why Lovarzi’s new range, in partnership with BBC Worldwide, is ideal for fans of the Reichenbach Hero. (more…)
“My name is Barry Allen, and I’m the fastest man alive”
Viewers of the Flash’s progenitor show “Arrow” will be familiar with this style of episode intros – a technique that works well to sum up the key premise of the show in a few sentences.
Whilst we’re unlikely to get actual Superman and Batman tv shows for the time being (Gotham notwithstanding), if you think of Arrow as the Batman analogue (dark, brooding, violent), Flash is very much the Superman equivalent (bright, optimistic, helpful). This carries through both in terms of the stories and the styles – Arrow is predominantly set at night, whereas the majority of Flash action takes place during the day. (more…)
After last weeks ending you might be forgiven for thinking that this week would be an intense rescue mission. And you’d be partly right, as that’s one of the threads making up this weeks episode and it’s action packed. But rather than let some of the other plot lines dangle this episode is happy to keep jumping about several different stories. While it means the rescue mission with the hospital is going to play out over a number of episodes it does let us spend some time with some characters that have been a little neglected of late.