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    Best TV Drama 2018

    by  • December 5, 2018 • TV • 0 Comments

    Time for my annual round-up of the best TV of the year.  And I’ve watched a lot for work and pleasure over the last eleven and a bit months. The flood of great shows hasn’t abated, in fact it seems to be increasing.  That’s not going to stop.  Several new streaming services are launching...

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    When Is A Ghost Not A Ghost?

    by  • November 5, 2018 • TV • 2 Comments

    The Haunting of Hill House, which dropped on Netflix shortly before Halloween, is an amazing achievement, and not because of the scary elements (of which there are many). Matching the show’s duelling timelines – now and then – it’s gone back to the past, to the age of The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, when horror was...

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    Netflix To Let Viewers Pick How Movies End

    by  • October 1, 2018 • films, TV • 3 Comments

    One of the things you quickly learn as a writer is that viewers and readers never really want what they think they want. They desire what they could never have predicted. That’s why you never listen to ‘fans’ when you’re putting something together for a general audience. I love Netflix. They’re great disruptors, and...

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    TV Project Updates

    by  • September 17, 2018 • Projects, TV • 0 Comments

    Thought it was about time to let people know something (*nothing*) about the TV projects I have in the works. In the TV world, just about everything operates beneath the surface.  Contracts prevent anyone talking about a series until it has definitely been greenlit by a broadcaster, and, usually, the broadcaster has made the...

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    The Future Of TV

    by  • August 15, 2018 • Film/TV News, Screenwriting, TV • 0 Comments

    When I’m not writing novels under my pseudonym James Wilde, most of my current work under my own name is screenwriting for TV, developing shows for both the UK and the US. I have several currently in different stages of development (more on these projects soon). The nature of the industry is changing so...

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    True Horror On TV

    by  • April 9, 2018 • Appearances, TV • 0 Comments

    I’ll be popping up on Channel 4 next week in the drama-documentary series True Horror. The first episode on April 19, 10 pm, is a chilling account of the Rich family’s terrifying experiences in an isolated farmhouse, which I wrote about in my non-fiction book Testimony. (You can read about it here.) Far more...

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    Best TV Drama 2017

    by  • December 11, 2017 • TV • 0 Comments

    I’ve watched a lot this year, for both work – because you need to keep up with what’s out there when you’re a screenwriter – and for enjoyment. There’s plenty I haven’t seen (not got round to Dark yet, or the final season of Bloodline) – there’s so much good TV at the moment,...

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    Why I Stopped Watching The Walking Dead

    by  • October 25, 2016 • Comment, TV • 1 Comment

    (Some minor spoilers here for the season seven premiere of The Walking Dead – no names, but some context.) Halloween is just around the corner and like the coming of the Jack o’Lanterns a new season of The Walking Dead has launched. AMC’s zombie apocalypse show has been a ratings juggernaut and a huge...

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