Kelly Lawler USA TODAY Published 11:08 PM EDT May 12, 2019 Spoiler alert! The following contains details from “Game of Thrones” Season 8 Episode 5, "The Bells." Read our recap of Season 8, Episode 4 here. What is left for "Game of Thrones"? Nothing, really. For viewers who have stuck around for eight seasons of the HBO fantasy series, all that's left after the penultimate episode is ash and a bad taste. When Daenerys Targaryen lived up to her terrible family's reputation and burned King's Landing to the ground, she incinerated the last hope for "Thrones" along with it. Where to begin with "The Bells," an absolute disaster of an episode that exhibited every bad habit the series' writers have ever had? They threw out their own rule book (suddenly the scorpions don't work and Drogon can burn everything?) to pursue gross spectacle. Character and substance were left by the wayside (Grey Worm would never … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ recap: Season 8, Episode 5, ‘The Bells’
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4 Killing Eve is stuck in one of the most thrilling grooves on TV. Not for the first time in its second season, the coal black comedy-thriller served up a remix of its finest moments from series one. Villanelle, the assassin with a cheesy magician’s instincts, orchestrated an attention-seeking hit job. Behind her desk MI6 agent Eve Polastri shone as a flustered everywoman. Did it matter that we’d seen it all before? The only attempt to meaningfully advance the plot was via the new “Ghost” storyline. The low-key latest killer on the block, the Ghost has been busy taking out key players in a dotcom empire. She has done so with a restraint which would strike Villanelle (Jodie Comer) as pathetically... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Killing Eve, season 2, episode 4 review: Villanelle outdoes herself by replaying her greatest hits
5 Killing Eve is such an exquisite coming together of comedy and thriller that even when making jazz hands and stalling for time it twinkles like nothing else on the screen. That was the lesson as season two pushed off in earnest. Pyjama-clad killbot Villanelle (Jodie Comer) had reached England in that car boot and promptly tumbled into the clutches of Essex’s answer to Norman Bates-meets-Ronnie Corbett from Sorry! As she stepped in for the departed Phoebe Waller-Bridge (now an executive producer), new head writer Emerald Fennell once again demonstrated her fluency in Killing Eve’s blend of giddy and suspenseful. Television more concerned with honestly won dramatic moments might, for instance, have blanched at having the still badly-injured Villanelle approach a stranger in a supermarket, only for him to turn out to be a psychopathic 50 year-old virgin. It was too delicious, too perfect. But the BBC America smash is at its best throwing caution out the … [Read more...] about Killing Eve, season 2, episode 2, review: a lip-smacking fusion of horror and farce
4 The first season of post-modern spy caper Killing Eve was a deliciously transgressive high-wire act in which comedy and cruelty, farce and horror, exterior glamour and interior ugliness circled one another in mutual fascination. Could this dazzling feat of conjuring – of having your cake and also stabbing your cake in the femoral artery – be sustained as BBC America’s surprise hit reintroduced MI6 operative Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and her hit-woman nemesis Villanelle (Jodie Comer)? There wasn’t much time to ponder with series two – which has yet to receive an official UK airdate – picking up 30 seconds after Eve had driven a blade into the object of her obsession in Villanelle’s Paris apartment. Down the stairs Eve dashed and off to the Eurostar, oblivious, in her shock, to the blood-stained knife in her pocket. Her glamorous adversary also had plenty to be getting on with, given that she was bleeding … [Read more...] about Killing Eve, season 2, episode 1, review: Irresistible, murderous – Villanelle can’t return soon enough
Season two of Derry Girls arrived on screens this month to rave reviews from critics. The hilarious Channel 4 comedy from Lisa McGee sees the return of Saoirse-Monica Jackson as Erin, Nicola Coughlan as Clare, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell as Michelle, Louisa Harland as Orla and Dylan Llewellyn as James. Episode three airs tonight (March 19) at 9.15pm. Tonight’s episode of Derry Girls is titled The Concert. The synopsis reads: “When Ma Mary (played by Tara Lynne O'Neill) forbids the girls from seeing Take That in Belfast, they will stop at nothing to get there.” A hilarious promo released ahead of the instalment shows the girls taking the bus while trying not to be recognised only to bump into Sister Michael (Siobhan McSweeney) on her day off. A mother promo shows Ma Mary wrongly referring to Take That as “This and That” much to Erin’s announce. WHERE IS DERRY GIRLS SEASON 2 FILMED? Such is the hype around tonight’s episode, This and … [Read more...] about Derry Girls season 2, episode 3: Where was episode 3 filmed?