• Posts Tagged ‘TV’

    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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    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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    The Black Lodge

    by  • January 31, 2012 • Film, TV • 1 Comment

    Unbelievably, this was primetime TV in the US and UK back in the early nineties, seven minutes of a man standing in a room, yet still creepy and nightmarish. And now we have Downton Abbey. Sigh. Posted because I love Lynch, and this year sees the twentieth anniversary of the movie, Twin Peaks: Fire...

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    Fantasy Novels On TV

    by  • May 25, 2011 • Fantasy, TV • 0 Comments

    Following the TV success of Game of Thrones SF Signal”s Mind Meld has asked several fantasy authors – including me – what books would make an excellent weekly series. Some interesting responses…

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    Ashes To Ashes Finale

    by  • May 22, 2010 • TV • 0 Comments

    One of the best pieces of British TV in many, many years. I thought the end of Life on Mars was good. This was better. Congratulations to writer Matthew Graham for an excellent final script that has guaranteed these connected series a place in TV history. Bye-bye, Gene. You’ll be missed.

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