Return of the Gecko

To mark the start of a new month, I’ve given The Raving Gecko a much-needed makeover.

Review: The Good Place (2016 -)

Starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, The Good Place follows the after-life of a recently deceased woman, Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell). Amidst a heaven-like utopia, the ‘Good Place’ is a realm of the afterlife designed by its in-house architect, Michael (Danson), to reward the righteous good guys from Earth with a quirky paradise (complete with frozen yoghurt!).

Motivation (Or Lack Thereof)

Motivation is an elusive thing; it is literally the desire to do things. For an autonomous species, why is it so hard for us to achieve it when we need it most?

The Team: First Impressions

There’s something about European thrillers: they ooze style, sophistication and a dark humour that wouldn’t typically grace our screens. Their clever dialogue transcends the limitations of the subtitle, hooking our attentions from the outset. Walter Presents has a new show for us, The Team, starring Lars Mikkelsen.

Taboo: First Impressions

The innovation of Tom Hardy and his father, ‘Chips’, Taboo is a far cry from its comparable competitor, Poldark. Brought to life by Ridley Scott and written by Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, Taboo offers a sinister, yet intriguing, addition to Saturday night TV.

The Rise and Fall of Rick Grimes

Following the gruesome return of The Walking Dead on Sunday, we witnessed our once-mighty leader be reduced to a quivering mess at the hands of Negan. In what is considered one of the most controversial season premieres yet, I take a brief look at the evolution of Rick Grimes’ character.

Review: Hooten and the Lady (2016)

Whilst driving a few months ago, I encountered a billboard for Hooten and the Lady; initially, I thought it may have been a late, yet to be removed, advert for Uncharted 4 – with the quality of game engines these days, I think I can be forgiven.