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Old 02-24-2021, 02:27 PM   #591 (permalink)
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The Serpent (Crime, drama)

Based on the real-life story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who murdered backpackers and students in Asia, taking their identities. Good to see Jenna Coleman (Dr. Who/Victoria) in the role of a bad girl, and is she one bad girl! Also stars Ellie Bamber (Les Miserables/The Trial of Christine Keeler) and Tim McInnerney (Black Adder).

Status: Finished

Verdict: 8/10

Quiz (Drama)

The story of the creation of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, and its most famous scandal, when Major Charles Ingram was helped cheat his way to a million. Stars Matthew MacFayden (Spooks/Succession/The Pillars of the Earth), Mark Bonnar (Shetland, Casualty, Line of Duty) and Michael Sheen.

Status: Finished

Verdict: 10/10

For Life (Drama, Legal, prison)

Another one based on a true story, the life of Isaac Wright Jr who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned, but used his time inside to gain a law degree and successfully prosecuted the case for his own retrial and release. Full of twists and turns and in no way predictable, gritty and powerful and with the not inconsiderable figure of 50 Cent behind it, series was renewed for a second season.

Status: Renewed for season two

Verdict: 10/10

The Feed (Science Fiction)

Interesting idea and quite topical, in a world where everyone is constantly plugged into to the Feed, a social networking and communications platform. But some people are being co-opted by something in the Feed, made kill and a dark secret begins to emerge. Clever stuff. Still watching this at the moment.

Status: New

Verdict: Not finished yet but will be at least 8 or 9/10
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