Why did US drama Hostages fail to deliver on expectations?

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Season one of Hostages limped to a finale this past weekend on Channel 4 after a mere fifteen episodes. Produced by acclaimed Hollywood director Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, CBS’ latest drama series should, by rights, have gripped audiences and garnered critical acclaim. So what went wrong, and why was the…Read the full article…

TNA’s Magnus interview: “Dixie Carter saw something in me”

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I recently had the opportunity to interview Nick Aldis, better known to fans of TNA Impact Wrestling as Magnus, for the Mirror.co.uk. The British grappler, who fans on this side of the Atlantic will also recognise as former Gladiator Oblivion from Sky1′s re-imagining of the popular ITV show, has quickly ascended the ranks of the US wrestling company…Read the full article…

Interview with Knockout country music wrestling star Mickie James

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Last week I had the opportunity to speak with World Wrestling Entertainment and TNA Impact Wrestling star, and now country music singer, Mickie James, exclusively for the Daily Mirror.  James, who was over in the United Kingdom on a whistle-stop tour to promote her new country album ‘Somebody’s Gonna Pay’, spoke candidly with me about…Read the full article…

Was The Fall’s controversial and abrupt ending a ‘cop out’?

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The Fall, BBC Two’s five-part crime drama set in Belfast, attracted much criticism this week after its final episode ended abruptly without the tidy resolution that many viewers were hoping for, and expecting. In my latest Mirror.co.uk opinion article, I defend The Fall’s finale and argue that it was the perfect way to prolong a chase that is…Read the full article…

A ‘Pink and Black Attack’ as new author Julie Hart pulls no punches

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Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart is one of professional wrestling’s biggest names.  Internationally recognised as one of the greatest technical wrestlers to ever lace up a pair of books, the ‘Excellence of Execution’ won multiple World championships during his illustrious career, and ultimately earned his place in WWE’s Hall of Fame. As a role model to millions…Read the full article…

Does The Americans have what it takes to be the new Homeland?

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ITV1 certainly appears to hope so. The Americans debuted this past weekend on the channel, in a rare prime-time Saturday night slot for a crime drama. After receiving a great deal of critical acclaim from audiences across the pond, expectations are high for the show. #153662793 / gettyimages.com Focusing on the relationship between two undercover KGB…Read the full article…

The father of British wrestling: Why Big Daddy remains grappling’s biggest ever star

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I was honoured this past week to have been asked by Mirror.co.uk to pen a tribute to Shirley Crabtree, unquestionably the most recognisable face in British wrestling’s history, to be published fifteen years after his death. Commemorating this anniversary, the piece explores Crabtree’s legacy and his impact on wrestling here in the UK. Read the full…Read the full article…