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Six things that might actually be bloody going on in True Detective

Posted by Ed Williamson at 11:30 on 31 Jul 2015
Six things that might actually be bloody going on in True Detective
Yeah no, the bit where he gets shot by a crow? That's a metaphor for ... I want to say the war in Iraq? Don't worry, I'm all over this.

Mad Men: season 7, episode 14 recap: "Person to Person"

Posted by Ed Williamson at 11:30 on 21 May 2015
Mad Men: season 7, episode 14 recap: "Person to Person"
As I've said more than once before, and will repeat endlessly until someone tells me how clever I am, Mad Men has chronicled the decade in which ideas first became commodities. Its ending demonstrates how the sixties were an age in which everyone had ideas all the time – Let's open a gallery in this old shed! Let's move to San Francisco and paint wooden eggs! – and how people gradually filtered out all this noise and made sense of it all.

Mad Men: season 7, episode 13 recap: "The Milk and Honey Route"

Posted by Ed Williamson at 13:00 on 17 May 2015
Mad Men: season 7, episode 13 recap: "The Milk and Honey Route"
Betty Francis took a lot of shit down the years, from her husbands, from her daughter and from Mad Men viewers insistent on judging her by contemporary standards of parenting and womanhood. Maybe she's due a reappraisal.

Mad Men: season 7, episode 12 recap: "Lost Horizon"

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:00 on 10 May 2015
Mad Men: season 7, episode 12 recap: "Lost Horizon"
Sometimes Mad Men makes me doubt my own intellect, something that usually happens only when I wake up and survey the remnants of a wholly unnecessary Dallas Chicken meal bought drunkenly the night before. But there lives an intellectual joust within the self on watching high-quality, subtext-laden TV. Am I getting it "right"? If I type my interpretations into Google, will I find others think the same, thereby validating me? Or if I announce them in public will I be scorned by my peers for missing the allegory? Well, this time I'm going for broke. "Lost Horizon" is all about God.

Mad Men: season 7, episode 11 recap: "Time & Life"

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:00 on 30 Apr 2015
Mad Men: season 7, episode 11 recap: "Time & Life"
Having confidently predicted last week that we were heading for a non-committal ending, inevitably I've mugged myself. Here, three episodes out, is the planet-killer. Don tells us this is the beginning of something, not the end, but the last time he told the truth was in about 1967 and it was only to tell Roger he couldn't pull off a kaftan.

Mad Men: season 7, episode 10 recap: "The Forecast"

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:00 on 23 Apr 2015
Mad Men: season 7, episode 10 recap: "The Forecast"
"This place reeks of failure," says the realtor trying to sell Don's empty penthouse apartment. Finally, a way in which Don Draper and I share a similarity: I'd live happily enough in a flat with only garden furniture and a TV too. I'd use only paper plates and just throw them over the balcony when I'd finished eating.

Mad Men: season 7, episode 9 recap: "New Business"

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:00 on 16 Apr 2015
Mad Men: season 7, episode 9 recap: "New Business"
Megan's diary entry: "Got a million dollars off Don. Didn't have to have sex with Harry Crane. Best day of life so far by some stretch. Megan pour la victoire."

Mad Men: season 7, episode 8 recap: "Severance"

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:00 on 09 Apr 2015
Mad Men: season 7, episode 8 recap: "Severance"
The sixties are over, man. It's April 1970 and the Beatles are officially splitting up. Nixon is directing US troops to invade Cambodia. At the Kennedy Space Center the ground crew of the Apollo 13 are attempting to bring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon and Bill Paxton safely back from space. Oh, and Don Draper's banging a diner waitress in an alley.

Game of Thrones to "stop shoving boobs in your face"

Posted by Iain Robertson at 10:00 on 07 Apr 2015
Game of Thrones to "stop shoving boobs in your face"
When Game of Thrones returns to our screens next week, fans might notice a subtle change regarding the costumes of their favourite characters. Namely that they'll be wearing them.

Eccleston really quite drunk at Fortitude premiere

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:45 on 20 Jan 2015
Eccleston really quite drunk at Fortitude premiere
I went to the Fortitude premiere and they gave me a free bagel and the fake snow got stuck to my shoes and Christopher Eccleston had evidently really tied one on by the time they got round to the Q&A.