Reviews this week

Erk. A double bank holiday over the Easter weekend plus a bank holiday on Friday thanks to a certain wedding, plus a heinous amount of work means actually finding the time to write up all the tele I’ve been watching is going to be a bit tricky. Nevertheless, over the next couple of days you should expect:

  • Episode reviews of Spiral
  • A third-episode verdict on Breaking In
  • A fourth-episode verdict on Happy Endings
  • A review of the first episode of Canadian spy show XIII

I won’t be reviewing The Impossible Astronaut, not just for time reasons but because it’s a two-parter so I’m going to hold off until next week – and oh look, another bank holiday on Monday followed by loads of work – before touching that.

BTW – Game of Thrones isn’t very good. There you go: reviewed!


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.