On Crime and Relative Dimension in Space,

you will find star systems, (consulting) detectives, secret agents, and almost human androids chasing headless horsemen.

Fall season has begun! With so many shows kicking off in late September, the new reviewing season has started as well. Let’s see who makes the cut past the first two weeks…

Shows currently in orbit…

new shows on network tv in 2014include GothamSleepy Hollow, Doctor Who, Scott & Bailey, Lewis, How to Get Away with Murder. I must admit that Gotham isn’t rocking my socks so far, but Sleepy is everything it promised, and more. I did get into Selfie, but I’m not sure I’ll stick with it. That’s one of the luxuries I can afford myself in not doing this for a living — I get to pick and choose. I don’t want to review something that wastes my time for the sake of sticking it out. That helps both me and you — I spend my time with fun stuff only, and you get to read more actual fun stuff instead of me ranting and raving. Unless that’s what you’re here for, in which case I should direct you to NBC’s Dracula, which I did indeed stick with just to have something to gripe about. Speaking of the stacks: the archive is chockfull with shows like Luther, Sherlock, Elementary, Almost Human, Whitechapel, and Suits.

the first official promo pic for Series 8 of Doctor Who

Doctor Who Series 8

In Doctor Who Series 8, there’s a madman in a blue box, and he’s coming to take you away to see the stars. With the arrival of Series 8, a lot has changed. Peter Capaldi is the man at the helm now (a fantastic, if problematic choice). His Doctor is a very different Time Lord from […]

this is the cutest shot of Abbie and Ichabod ever

Sleepy Hollow

Based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, the show made its debut in September 2013 and immediately found its place in the hearts of fans of the supernatural and horror persuasion. With its traditionally Christian religious imagery intertwined with witchcraft and dark magic and the occult, with its unapologetically boisterous and fun-loving, […]

Ephraim Goodweather, The Strain

The Strain

FX’s The Strain is based on a series of novels that Guillermo del Toro co-wrote, which is what pulled me in originally, along with the vampires and the gore and the virulent epidemic. What I was expecting — eagerly anticipating — was intelligent drama. What I got was… something else. The characters were bland, the dialogue […]

How to Get Away with Murder promo

How to Get Away with Murder

On How to Get Away with Murder, Viola Davis stars as a criminal law professor and defence attorney who chooses a group of her top students — to teach them exactly that. The show features a diverse cast of young and experienced actors alike. As of its premise, the show works on two levels. One, we see […]

Karen Gillan, left, and John Cho, right


Starring Karen Gillan as Eliza Dooley and John Cho as Henry Higgs, Selfie attempts to take on Generation Y and the way likes, shares, and retweets are re-shaping our social/media lives. John has a bow tie, Karen has an American accent, and everything in between means to achieve the comical via the absurd/nonsensically quirky scenic route. The rain in Spain stays […]



Now, Gotham‘s not quite a reboot, nor an origin story — at least it doesn’t want to be. Following Detective James “Saint Jim” Gordon (Ben Mackenzie) through the streets of one of the most famous fictional cities, Gotham wants to tell the tale of Batman’s true love, the city itself. How it fell apart, how it sank […]

Next up:

Fall season may have hit like a meteor, but we haven’t seen it all yet. There’s a new season of Elementary coming in late October, the new run of American Horror Story: Freak Show has only just taken off, and then there’s the newly-minted American Crime, The Librarians, The Affair, and of course Agent Carter. So stay tuned!

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If you’d like to know more about the background of this blog, look no further than this.

And here’s a handy broadcast/reviewing schedule that shows you my favourite series’ movements and keeps you up to date on my progress (or lack thereof).

A brief word about me: I read English and Cultural Studies at university and after my Bachelor’s degree, I did what impatient English majors do and went corporate (online marketing), but my penchant for lively literary analysis is alive and kicking. My areas of expertise and particular interest include narrative criticism and the exploration of gender dynamics and associated economic/racial/educational power imbalances in narrative and social contexts, but I’m also here for fandom meta and incoherent flailing whenever a new Doctor Who trailer gets released.

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