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…

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…

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…