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October 23, 2017

Stranger Things 2 review [spoiler-free]: It’s a safe move, but a smart one

Stranger Things’ nostalgia fixation has reached a new extreme, intensified to the point of taking physical form in Sean Astin’s Bob Newby, Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder)’s new boyfriend. There’s no doubting here: Astin’s essentially playing Mikey from 1985’s The Goonies all grown-up – just as plucky, just as naively heroic. 

Here he lives, amidst the nods to Cold War paranoia, The Terminator, Farrah Fawcett, and Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’. But Stranger Things is not The Goonies, and that makes all the difference. Bob’s unwavering optimism, inevitably, must come to face the veil of darkness descending upon Hawkins, Indiana; to those around him, it’s a weary business as [...]

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October 23, 2017

The Walking Dead season 8 episode 2 ‘The Damned’: All Out War continues in brand new trailer

1/23 Black Mirror season 4

Start date:Netflix, TBA

Starring: Rosemarie Dewitt, Andrea Riseborough, Maxine Peake, Jesse Plemons

Created by: Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones

The Emmy-winning anthology series returns with six new dystopian parables

2/23 Timewasters

Start date: 9 October, ITV2

Starring: Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Adelayo Adedayo, Kadiff Kirwan, Samson Kayo

Created by: Daniel Lawrence Taylor [...]

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October 20, 2017

Stronger Things 2 actor David Harbour: ‘There are easter eggs in season 1 that you won’t get until season 4’

After months of waiting, Stranger Things 2 has almost arrived, bringing revelations about the Upside Down and where Eleven has been.

The Independent spoke with Chief Hopper himself, David Harbour, about the upcoming series, the actor revealing some lovely little details. 

Along with comparing the character to Hamlet and teaser a darker season arch, Harbour confirmed Stranger Things will finish around season four or five, calling the final point “a very beautiful end”.

“We’re talking about ending Stranger Things at either season four of season five,” the 42-year-old said. “I know there is an end to the story. It’s a very beautiful end.

“We’ve already been [...]

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October 13, 2017

Riverdale season 2 episode 1 review: If Twin Peaks was written by teenagers

1/23 Black Mirror season 4

Start date:Netflix, TBA

Starring: Rosemarie Dewitt, Andrea Riseborough, Maxine Peake, Jesse Plemons

Created by: Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones

The Emmy-winning anthology series returns with six new dystopian parables

2/23 Timewasters

Start date: 9 October, ITV2

Starring: Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Adelayo Adedayo, Kadiff Kirwan, Samson Kayo

Created by: Daniel Lawrence Taylor [...]

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