DVD review: Hannibal, The Complete Series One

Fava beans, chianti and murder, that’s what I know of Hannibal Lecter from that one time I saw Silence of the Lambs and was completely terrified. A little older, I felt more prepared for Hannibal, which across 13 episodes develops the character of Lecter (Mads Mikkelson) into a suave, sophisticated and, dare I say it,…

DVD review: Nashville – season one

Trashy, fun, bubblegum television – that’s what Nashville is, and it’s not sorry about it either. Country music isn’t as understood here in Britain as it perhaps is in America, but Nashville brings the guitars, cowboy boots, hats and more to the screen, easily translating everything for international audiences. Nashville explores plenty of everyday issues…

DVD review: Boss Season One, starring Kelsey Grammer

Political intrigue, double crossing, scandal and more converge in Kelsey Grammer’s new programme, Boss. Tom Kane (Grammer) is mayor of Chicago, and rules with an iron fist. Behind the scenes, he has just discovered he has an incurable degenerative illness, one that is already starting to affect his mental faculties, and which will soon begin…

DVD review: Broadchurch

Broadchurch follows events in a small community after a boy is found murdered on a beach. Is there anyone left who doesn’t know who the killer in Broadchurch was? Well, it’s for you that the DVD box set of the critically acclaimed ITV drama has been created. Somehow, I missed the fuss over Broadchurch until…

DVD review: Pan Am series one

There was a lot of hype around Pan Am just before it came out – hype that quickly fizzled when it hit screens.I was little apprehensive therefore when I got the complete series one box set (there is no series two), despite the fact that the producer (Thomas Schlamme) of my favourite programme ever, The…

DVD review: Marvel Avengers Assemble

a (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in Avengers Assemble. Picture: Zade Rosenthal “Phil Coulson died believing in that idea, in heroes. Well, it’s an old fashioned notion.”Old fashioned it may be, but there’s a reason we love superheroes so much, and it’s all here in Marvel Avengers Assemble.Captain America, Iron Man, the…