WOS Wrestling: Episode One – 28/07/18

A year and a half ago ITV aired an, at the time, one off special reviving their classic World Of Sport pro-wrestling show in a modern setting. While this featured some good in-ring action from some impressive British talent it was ultimately let down by a production style that seem custom-made to work for no... Continue Reading →

Fight Like A Girl

It's fair to say that, since the heyday of Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks in the early 1980s, professional wrestling in the U.K. has been a less than mainstream interest. Certainly it's flirted with widespread popularity since then, most notably WWE's 1992 SummerSlam event selling out Wembley Stadium and occasional forays into more mainstream coverage... Continue Reading →

Andre The Giant – HBO Documentary

The world of professional wrestling is a mysterious one; part sport, part performance art, part soap opera and part carnival side-show. While it's now led by an international, multi billion dollar organisation, it was made up of many regional enterprises, particularly in North America, and it is this world in which Andre The Giant became... Continue Reading →

Stephen King’s IT (1990)

So after reading the novel and seeing the 2017 film from Andy Muschietti, I thought it only right give Tommy Lee Wallace's take on the story a watch. Arguably the most famous version of Stephen King's tale of an evil spirit in the small town of Derry, Maine and a group of children (and later... Continue Reading →

Twin Peaks: The Return

25 years or so ago David Lynch and Mark Frost left television and film audiences baffled as their journey to the dark heart of Americana, Twin Peaks (and spin-off movie Fire Walk With Me), came to an end with one explanation unraveling a whole host of further questions. Now here we are in September 2017... Continue Reading →

Marvel’s The Defenders

Over the last few years Marvel and Netflix have teamed up to give a place within the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) to some of the comic and movie juggernaut’s less brightly coloured characters. From Daredevil to Iron Fist the four initial characters, five if you count anti-hero Punisher who’s yet to have his own series,... Continue Reading →

GLOW

Netflix latest hit 'own brand' series is something of an odd fish. While their Marvel series and Better Call Saul obviously come from established franchises and others are fairly solidly angled genre pieces, GLOW seems to throw things together and hope something entertaining comes out the other end and, to a degree, it does. Based... Continue Reading →

World Of Sport Wrestling – 31/12/16

Before Vince McMahon and Hulkamania swept away the old world of professional wrestling in the 1980s and became a world-wide phenomenon if you were a grapple fan looking for a fix of a soap opera in spandex living in the UK, World of Sport was where you looked. Between the 1960s and late 1980s Saturday... Continue Reading →

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