Articles Posted in the " Show Recommendations " Category

  • Watching Taken the Miniseries (part 6)

    We’ve now made it halfway through the series and have moved on to Charlie and Lisa. We start right where the last episode left off, with the aliens taking back their property from the humans and disappearing into the night sky like the badasses that they are. Aliens don’t take crap from no one. With […]


  • Watching Taken the TV Miniseries (part 5)

    Wait, hold up, have you watched Episode 5 yet? No? Go do that then come back and we can have a chat. Don’t worry. This review isn’t going anywhere. With this episode we have another time jump to propel the plot forward. We start off pretty quickly after the end of the last episode and […]


  • Watching Taken the Miniseries (part 4)

    We’ve reached the 1970’s. The kids have grown up.  The project has evolved.  The aliens are…  still doing their thing. Owen Crawford’s oldest son, Eric has followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the government’s UFO project, but Owen doesn’t seem particularly enthusiastic of his efforts. Last episode Anne made it clear that Sam was […]


  • Watching Taken the Miniseries (part 3)

    Unlike the first two episodes, there isn’t a huge time gap between the end of Jacob and Jesse and the start of High Hopes. We continue to watch Jacob and Jesse grow up with their unique experiences in relation to the alien visitors. Jacob is looked after by them, protected, and even given a warning […]


  • Watching Taken the TV Miniseries (part 2)

    The second episode of the series is titled Jacob and Jesse and, indeed, we get introduced to the two character that propel most of the early episodes of the series forward. If you haven’t watched the second episode, you should go do so before reading the review as it will be a minefield of spoilers […]


  • Watching Taken the TV Miniseries (part 1)

    I was recently reminded of a TV miniseries that I was absolutely obsessed with for a while and decided to look it up and give it a rewatch after not really thinking about it for many many years. When I googled it I was surprised to learn that it’s been 11 years since it came […]



  • Hey you! Watch Orphan Black!

    Hey you! Are you watching Orphan Black? No? Well you should! It’s great. And here’s why… So it’s about clones. Yes, I know, but stick with me here.  There’s so much more to it than that.  If you saw the trailer you’d know that already, but if you dived into the show without any forewarning […]


  • Webseries Recommendation: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

    A wave of disappointment washed over me this past Monday. It was the first Monday I’d had in a long time without something to look forward to. That something was a  recently completed web series from the brilliant minds of Hank Green (of VlogBrothers fame) and Bernie Su called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  The Lizzie […]


  • New Show: Orphan Black – I Already Love It

    I was so excited about Doctor Who today and the upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead that I almost didn’t notice an interesting new mystery show get launched by BBC America. Thankfully I have a weakness for pilot episodes and when I saw it I decided, eh, why not? And then […]