Saturday, 6 January 2018

TV SHOWS REVIEWED IN 2017


Television shows did well for us in 2017, giving us us some of our most downloaded episodes of the year. However, it also delivered us some of the worse trash we've seen in a long time, so without further ado, here's all the shows we've reviewed in the past year, lowest scored first, and don't forget to click the title for the full review.

THE MIST

1/10 (Richee) 1/10 (Layla)

Wow. Seriously, The Mist is one of the worst things things we've ever seen, and we don't hand out 1's lightly. Awful characters, plot holes, terrible writing, and they even had the gall to end on a cliff hanger, answering NO questions. Thank god it got cancelled. From a year full of Stephen King adaptations, The Mist has to be one of the absolute worst interpretations.


THE INHUMANS

1/10

Richee contemplated many times when watching this whether to finish it, as the experience was so infuriating. Terrible dialogue, terrible characters, terrible effects, and they only went and dragged Iwan Rheon into this. Shame!




THE SINNER

2/10 (Richee) 2/10 (Layla)

How can something go to having such promise in the first episode to spiralling off into an indulgent, confused mess? Once again, badly written characters with poor motivations, and an unforgiving red herring - or maybe another plot hole - that trashes the whole goddamn series.



IRON FIST

5/10

I suppose when your main superhero power is that your fist glows and you punch real good, maybe you don't need a personality? At least perhaps you could just stop the whining. The lowest rated of Netflix's Marvel series, and not without good reason.



HOUSE OF CARDS - SEASON 5

7/10

Now that Kevin Spacey has been fired and there is only one more series left to go, perhaps now we can finally get the full on asides from Claire I've been dying for. While steadily tapering off the heights of the first season, season five provided some return to form.



THE DEFENDERS

7/10

While not without some complaints, the first season of Defenders, which saw all of Netflix's Marvel shows come together, was well enjoyed by Richee, and left him with more hope for what's to come in the future, although in retrospect the score may be a little high




THE PUNISHER

7/10

Come on, this was the big one everyone was waiting for. Netflix's own again, and this time the superhero has no super powers, just the ability to shoot a gun and take quite a beating.




GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 7

7/10

Yes, there was a lot of problems with season 7, from the fast travel to the cameos, but goddammit I just love Game of Thrones. And lets face it, even a bad episode of GoT is the equivalent to great show by any other name.




SANTA CLARITA DIET

8/10 (Richee) 7/10 (Layla)

It takes something special to revitalise the staid zombie genre, and Netflix managed that with the Santa Clarita Diet, which melds suburban drama, comedy and an unexpectedly full-on amount of gore to create one of the most enjoyable shows of this year.



STRANGER THINGS - SEASON 2

8/10 (Richee) 7/10 (Layla)

That nostalgia didn't smack you around the face as hard as season one, but season two of Stranger Things had a lot of expectations and still delivered. Plus, Sean Astin was amazing.




13 REASONS WHY

8/10 (Richee) 7/10 (Layla)

This Netflix exclusive provided a lot of controversy with its depiction of teen suicide, and there certainly was a few flaws to it all, but it really did hit us in the feels, as well providing us with our most downloaded episode of the year.




LEGION

8/10

Legion gave us one of the most original, and mind bending, shows of the year, providing us with a very different take on the traditional superhero story, and to make it all better it made the one and only Dan Stevens its lead actor.




MINDHUNTER

8/10 (Richee) 8/10 (Layla)

This show made me feel seriously uncomfortable at points, as the dialogue spoken by some of the killers was truly terrifying. Completely opposite to the likes of The Mist and The Inhumans, Mindhunter had great characterisation, dialogue, and a story that kept you interested throughout.

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