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Rosanna Bowman Dillawar

BEWARE : Serial binger! Yes, I confess; I am obsessed with tv shows! I'm a huge fan of crime dramas and basically anything that's good! Oh, and I love food. Enough said. :)

Reviews

Killjoys

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Killjoys is a really interesting Syfy show with lots of added drama and comic relief! The main characters are a hoot (especially Dutch, who is pretty feisty and bad-ass), and there is so much more to the show than just Killjoys traipsing around planets looking for bad guys.

Slasher

3
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I really enjoyed this show, and I love the AHS-inspired concept of focusing on a different story every season. I'm looking forward to S2, and I do hope that they also have some recurring S1 actors playing other roles in S2.

I didn't have any idea who The Executioner #2 was until the big reveal towards the end of S1. I think that it was smart how they kept hinting at different suspects to keep viewers intrigued, and there was alot that unfolded alongside the main story line which added depth and perspective to the entire show.

The Casual Vacancy

3
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I wasn't immediately impressed by this show but as it progressed and events began to unfold, I really felt drawn to it. The show gives insight into the lives of the rich and the poor and how their lives differ and may even be similar. I was gripped by storylines such as child abuse, drug abuse, neglect, and most shocking of all, Krystal's untimely death which was such a surprise. She was a strong character who grew on me as her true self was revealed and I felt that her death was a great way to end the series.

The Mysteries of Laura

3
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I really enjoy watching this show - Debra Messing's character is a hoot! While this isn't the strongest show out there and the acting is all that up to par, the storylines keep the show going with the naughty twins dilemma + the ex husband who's also the boss + the murder mysteries! Debra really drives the show with her embodiment of Laura and I hope the show keeps on being entertaining!

Hopefully there will be some acting and character developments for the supporting cast in the future - I'm not too fond of Meredith but I get her reserved persona to protect herself but I'd just rather see her give in and give Billy a chance - the chemistry is so obvious!

Fingers crossed the show gets renewed for Season 2!

Glam Masters

2
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I had high hopes for this show as I enjoy similar reality/competition shows such as Face Off & Skin Wars, and there were a few familiar faces on the judging panel. However, the delivery of this show seemed sub-par and amateur. As much as I love Laverne Cox, she made me feel uncomfortable with her hosting and speech, particularly at the beginning of ep1. I also felt like some of the challenges were too basic and need to be more complex to elevate the content within the show! Fingers crossed that the show will improve if they want to avoid the axe!

McMafia

2
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I like this show, to some extent. It doesn't have that typical 'Russian mafia' vibe. There is something about it that makes you want to watch, but it doesn't have the strongest plot or the most entertaining storylines to keep you interested so I think that it's good that there are only 8 episodes in S1.

One of the strengths of the show is definitely character development. It was interesting to see how Alex goes from being an innocent guy determined to not follow in his family's footsteps, to then be at a point where he willingly chooses that life when he has the choice to walk away and return to normality. James Norton is also very easy on the eyes and is a strong lead for the show. I think that the show could benefit from an introduction of other lead characters which are equally as strong since I feel like that majority of the cast is weak/not fully utilised to have a greater impact on the show.

I am intrigued to see what the second season has to offer, and I hope that it will be a lot better than the first season!

Wisdom of the Crowd

2
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This is an 'okay' show with some established actors (Jeremy Piven, Monica Potter) and likeable characters. It is based around a crowdsourcing app (Sophe), which was initially created to find the man who murdered Jeffrey's daughter, and it is subsequently used to help the police to solve other crimes.

Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this show as much as I had hoped. I wish that Monica Potter played a larger role in the show and that we were able to discover more about the supporting characters such as Josh. I feel like there is something lacking in the storyline and it is rather dull at times despite the obvious efforts to add drama. The concept of the show reminds me of APB, where a tech billionaire gives everything up to create an app to help to minimise/solve crimes!

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Liar

2
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I really enjoyed this show and always looked forward to watching it each week that it aired. The beginning was very intriguing, with viewers trying to figure out who the 'liar' actually was. As the show progressed, the liar was revealed and the story focused on how the initial event and lies affect everyone on the show.
Joanne Froggatt (Laura) and Ioan Gruffudd (Andrew) were outstanding! They really embodied their characters and made the show successful! The ending to Season 1 was a bit anti-climatic for many viewers but it perfectly sets the new storyline for Season 2! Can't wait for the show to return!

Trial & Error

2
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The trailer was intriguing and I was very excited to watch this show! I felt like the first episode was a bit flat for me as it was strange and absurd with the introduction of extremely quirky characters, but after a few episodes, I had gotten accustomed to the approach and storylines. I realised that I actually liked the show, and I was hooked!

The mockumentary approach is genius and aids in the success of the show. It's a different take on a murder trial in a small town, and focuses on Josh, the lawyer, and his team of misfits as they try to clear the name of their client. I like the juxtaposition of silly characters (pretty much everyone in the town), against Josh (who is probably the only sane person there). It's funny how oblivious and gullible everyone is!

Trial & Error is definitely one to watch if you like quirky sitcoms with bizarre characters and storylines!

As a fan of Criminal Minds, I think that this spin-off really falls short and I am quite disappointed. I'm surprised that it was renewed for a second season after the negative reviews from critics during Season 1.

It had tons of potential with diverse storylines focusing on crimes in countries around the world, but I struggled to connect with many of episodes and don't find them as well-delivered as those in the original show. I loved Gary Sinise in CSI: NY, but he failed to impress in Beyond Borders as the leader of the team (dare I say, he was pretty boring). It's such a shame as Criminal Minds already had one failed spin-off, and I'm sad to say that this one also met the same fate recently.