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April 1, 2014

News: More Alpha House and Nurse Jackie, the dawning of NBC's Aquarius + more

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Film casting

Trailers

  • Trailer for Sex Tape with Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel
  • Trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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UK TV

New UK TV shows

  • Simon Nye and Beryl Vertue working on Private Parts

New UK TV show casting

  • O-T Fagbenie replaces David Gyasi on BBC1's The Interceptor

US TV

US TV show casting

  • Diane Farr to guest on Royal Pains
  • Trio promoted to regulars on The Walking Dead
  • Two promoted to regulars on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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March 31, 2014

News: Once Upon A Time in Wonderland cancelled, more Helix + more

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Film casting

Trailers

  • Trailer for Begin Again, with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo
  • Trailer for Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie

Internet TV

UK TV

UK TV casting

New UK TV shows

  • Trailer for ITV's Prey with John Simm

New UK TV show casting

US TV

US TV show casting

New US TV shows

New US TV show casting

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March 28, 2014

What have you been watching? Including Inspector De Luca, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Hannibal and Vikings

Posted on March 28, 2014 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

It's "What have you been watching?", my chance to tell you what movies and TV I’ve been watching recently that I haven't already reviewed and your chance to recommend things to everyone else (and me) in case I've missed them.

The usual "TMINE recommends" page features links to reviews of all the shows I've ever recommended, and there's also the Reviews A-Z, for when you want to check more or less anything I've reviewed ever. And if you want to know when any of these shows are on in your area, there's Locate TV.

New shows I’ve already reviewed this week:

I’ve still got S4C’s 35 Diwrnod to watch – hopefully, I’ll get a mini-review up later today. But I did also watch:

Inspector De Luca (UK: BBC4; Italy: Rai 1)
Breaking Sky Arts’ stranglehold on South Mediterranean TV again, BBC4’s managed to find this 2008 series from Italy, based on Carlo Lucarelli’s series of books. Set in fascist Italy during the 1930s, it’s actually very good. Although the hero’s a bit rubbish, he’s tenacious and interested in serving justice at a time when justice and the law could be very different creatures. The show has a real feel for both place and period, will little touches such as dogs named after Haile Selassie, the Italian version of the Hitler Youth, torture and more all making an appearance, even if Il Duce himself doesn’t. It’s also quite chilling in its depiction of life under fascist rule. Well worth a watch, even if there’s an obvious bit of bad dubbing and a truly awful soundtrack.

I also watched a movie:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Easily one of the best and smartest of the Marvel films to date. It’s a slight cliché, particularly thanks to the presence of Robert Redford, to say that it’s like a 1970s conspiracy theory movie, but it very much is, particularly The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor. And with Captain America representing 1940s morality and having to deal with an age of profiling, drone warfare and more, it’s not just an interesting critique of the Marvel Universe, it’s also a critique of American domestic and foreign policies of the past couple of decades.

Of course, it’s still comics based, so there are nice little hat tips here and there, not only to the existing Marvel Cinema Universe (Iron Man, Hulk and others all get talked about) but to bits yet unseen – Dr Strange even gets name-checked at one point and then there’s the teaser for Avengers 2. Best of all, as well as the quite brutal car chases and fight scenes, which 3D ruins so watch it in 2D if possible, we do get lots of Black Widow (hoorah!) even if her more interesting comic book background has been ditched. And you’ll never look at Jenny Agutter the same way again. Heartily recommended, particularly because the ending utterly messes up Agents of SHIELD.

After the jump, the regulars, with reviews of Crisis, Secrets and Lies, 19-2, The Americans, Arrow, The Blacklist, Community, Continuum, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Hannibal and Suits

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