Dan Struthers

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The editor’s Netflix picks

Fargo season 3 (22nd Jan) For those who have doubt over Ewan McGregor’s range as an actor (as I did), I would advise watching the third season of Fargo to witness his (now Golden Globe winning) performance as both twin brothers: Emmit and Ray Stussy. The acting is phenomenal, with Carrie Coon (pictured) giving a…

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Elsewhere on TV…

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (17 Jan) By the same team who brought us The People vs O.J. Simpson comes this second instalment (under the very vague anthology title ‘American Crime Story’) focussing on the murder of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. While season one focused on O.J. Simpson, it also made…

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Board of Christmas cheaters

The unstoppable steam train of Christmas hurtles forward, as does the usual drill: mingling with relatives you only see once a year, consuming more in one month than you thought humanly possible, and working your way through the usual slew of board games. Board games that are always accompanied by that kind of person who…

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2017 in television

Post-Brexit and post-Trump, more than ever we needed a good year of TV to escape into and, looking back, 2017 was a rather brilliant year for the small screen. Sherlock kicked off 2017 on New Year’s Day with a shocking finale in the first episode, Toby Jones’ delightful villain and the revelation of a third…

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Lord of the small screens: the two mediums

With the huge, and surprisingly unpopular, announcement that Amazon are flirting with the idea of adapting Lord of the Rings for the small screen, it is worth examining other attempts of films that have been bastardised – sorry I mean lovingly crafted – for TV, to see what LOTR can learn. On the one hand…

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