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Sherlock - Series 3 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock - Series 3 [DVD] DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
27 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Let me give the writers of Sherlock a little tip - don't do season ending cliff-hangers if you can't think of a satisfactory resolution to them. Both the first and second seasons ended with cliff-hangers, the start of the second season opted for the rather cheap strategy of simply dissolving the tension with a little humorous moment; disappointing, but forgivable. The 'resolution' (if you can call it that) that we get to the massive s2 cliff-hanger, is quite frankly insulting.

Unfortunately that is just the start of this season's problems. Sherlock has been away for 2 years and returns with a personality transplant, he is practically a different character this season. The show… Read more
Hell On Wheels - Season 2 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Anson Mount
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better..., 26 Feb 2014
The production values on HOW are about as good as one could realistically hope for a Western TV series. There are few obvious CGI moments here and there, and a large battle naturally occurs mostly offscreen and at night, but that is to be expected with TV budget constraints. The landscapes and cinematography are excellent and the series is often visually stunning.

The cast are mostly competent but I was disappointed in the direction the writers took some of the more interesting characters. An example would be 'The Swede', undoubtedly my favourite character from the first season; I was saddened by his transformation from devious schemer to outright lunatic. In my view this made… Read more
Dexter - The Final Season [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael C. Hall
Dexter - The Final Season [DVD] DVD ~ Michael C. Hall
57 of 74 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 13 Oct 2013
This season contains the worst writing and production of any drama I've watched. To say this season feels like a bad fan fiction would be insulting to fan fiction - I'm sure pretty much any Dexter fan could have written a stronger season than this.

It is laughable to think back to when the '2 season master plan' was announced after the sixth season ended. We all thought this meant that the endgame arc would be spread over a couple of seasons and that S7 and S8 would be closely related. The only thing that links the 7th and 8th season is the weakest element from the 7th - Hannah McKay. Somehow this character manages to be even duller than she was in S7 - although she does give us… Read more

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