... Million Eyes begins! Yes, yes, yes, I totally realise that I’m making it sound like my forthcoming conspiracy thriller novel Million Eyes is going to be the next BIG thing. I’m under no illusions how unlikely and pipe dreamy that is. I’m confident that a lot of people will enjoy Million Eyes given the subject… Continue reading Hey 2019. The year Game of Thrones and Star Wars end. And…
This six-part 2017 British TV series is everything a good conspiracy thriller should be. And it’s everything 2016’s Paranoid was not. SPOILERS AHEAD FOR FEARLESS SEASON 1 Paranoid felt like it was written by a five-year-old with a big book of conspiracy clichés close at hand. Risible characters, panto performances, juvenile—sometimes nonsensical—dialogue, and a plot… Continue reading TV Review – Fearless Season 1 – everything Paranoid wasn’t
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a TV series so gripping that I just couldn’t turn it off. The sort of series that, when you start catching up, you panic that you’re going to run out of episodes, and you’re not entirely sure what you’re going to do with your life after you do.… Continue reading TV Review: Designated Survivor — Season 1
In an extra blog for this week, I’m reviewing the first three episodes of new ITV conspiracy thriller Paranoid. Why I’m choosing to review the series at this point will become clear. Spoilers ahead. I’m not going to mince words. Britain’s televisual output is pants. Apart from some comedy gems and one decent sci-fi series,… Continue reading TV Review: Paranoid – a terrific example of how NOT to do a conspiracy thriller
Being a fan of conspiracy theories also makes me a fan of conspiracy movies and TV shows. Those which dramatise famous theories, or centre on government agencies and fictional organisations trying to screw with people’s lives or cover up heinous crimes. Here’s a list of ten conspiracy movies and TV series that are totally worth a… Continue reading 10 Great Conspiracy Movies and TV Series
In an extra blog for this week, I’m reviewing the latest series of action-oriented conspiracy thriller 24, which aired earlier this year. Spoilers for 24: Live Another Day and 24: Day 5 ahead. For those who enjoy conspiracy thrillers, 24 is a must. All nine seasons have been pretty consistent in entertainment value, and Day… Continue reading TV Review – 24: Live Another Day
A popular TV conspiracy theory that pops up every year is that ITV’s The X Factor is fake, fixed and staged. Are we all being manipulated? For those who don’t know (and if you don’t, you must’ve been living in a box underground with no access to the Internet, TV, newspapers or human interaction since… Continue reading Are we being tricked and deceived by The X Factor?
In an extra blog for this week, I’m reviewing Dark Skies, a conspiracy theory-based sci-fi series from the 90s, which followed in the footsteps of The X Files but was cancelled before its time. Spoilers ahead. I try to avoid cancelled TV shows unless I know they’ve ended properly, which often means waiting for a show… Continue reading TV Review – Dark Skies