• Flashforwards: The Overused Tool of the Long-Form Narrative

    Spoilers for Lost, Arrival, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, Agents of Shield, Uncharted 2 and The Leftovers incoming. Every now and then television as we know it gets reinvented. One pioneering show garners acclaim and fandom and completely changes the landscape inspiring a number of other...
  • Hopes for House of Cards Season 6

    Spoilers for House of Cards seasons 1 through 5 inbound. With the release of shows such as Orange is the New Black and Glow mere weeks after Netflix dropped the fifth season of House of Cards, the political thriller was lost in the bevy of great content, which is...
  • The Best TV Series Finales Ever Made

    Spoilers inbound. If you see the name of a TV show you don’t want spoiled then move on to the next. Being of a long form narrative, television shows are a journey. A journey for the characters we check in with every week and also for us watching the...
  • Out of Lives Podcast Episode 88 – Who!?

    Adam was on Holiday last week and despite Alfred’s best efforts he was unable to Sheppard a few of the gremli– I mean contributors, into a recording booth to knock out an episode. No matter though because Adam has returned this week to put together an episode for you....
  • Game of Thrones: Characters Who Should Return as Wights in Season 7

    I’ve just finished my revisiting Game of Thrones season 6 articles, which you can read on the site now, and those things are behemoths. Exploring subtext and recapping narratives over thousands upon thousands of words has sapped away my already strained cognition and yet with Game of Thrones season...
  • Revisiting Game of Thrones Season 6 Part 3: Across the Narrow Sea

    There’s a misconception about Star Trek movies that entered the common parlance many years ago and has since become seen as fact. The soundbite claims that all even-numbered films are good while the odd-numbered instalments are bad. This just isn’t true for Trek but it does ring true –...
  • Out of Lives Podcast Episode 87 – Is That A Pug On The Bridge Of Pies!?

    This week; Adam is joined by Aadil for a podcast full of more confectionery than you can shake a stick at… not that you see many people shaking sticks at cakes. Crash Bandicoot’s return in the N.Sane Trillogy has been a roaring success thus far, we chat a bit...
  • Revisiting Game of Thrones Season 6 Part 2: The South

    Season six of Game of Thrones proved to be the show’s most eventful to date and in no area more so than the south of Westeros. From the Twins to the Riverlands, from King’s Landing to Dorne, the region was a hotbed of show-shifting events and deaths as characters...
  • Lamenting Limitless

    We need to talk about Limitless. Not the 2011 film of the same name, but the CBS series. Now airing on Sky Living in the UK and available to buy on Amazon and iTunes, this series offered a fresh take on the “Police procedural” genre. Bringing together a captivating...