Thursday 26 May 2016

In an effort to prevent future issues if, or when, I change hosting platforms ever again, Dan's Media Digest now has a custom domain:

If you bookmark that URL and follow if you use a RSS feed reader, you'll never again have to worry about losing track of my blog. Incidentally, I really hope everyone reading this... well, isn't reading this! You should have followed me to the new blog by now! There's been lots of good content there since I moved DMD away from the increasingly tired Blogger platform, including my annual pick of the most promising US TV Pilots for 2016/17.

Click-click-click! See you over there...

Friday 29 April 2016

It's been a week, so have you joined me on Medium yet?

I closed the curtain on further activity here last Friday, after 10 years on Blogger. If you're somehow not aware yet, Dan's Media Digest now has a new home at:

It's great to already see some familiar names joining me there, but obviously it's going to take time to re-build the same sized audience.

If you have this blog bookmarked in your browser, update or replace the link with one above.

If you follow DMD on a RSS feedreader (Feedly, Feedbin, Newsblur, etc), please take a few seconds to update that feed to this address:

Friday 22 April 2016

Dan's "Medium" Digest

HUGE NEWS if you're an avid reader of Dan's Media Digest, which you'll certainly want to read.

Sorry it's such a long piece (maybe a bit indulgent of me), but I wanted to cover all the bases and make it very clear why this is a fantastic development and opportunity. Also, if you're not even aware of, hopefully I can get you equally as excited about DMD 'moving house' there.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Frame Rated: BETTER CALL SAUL, 2.10 - 'Klick'

Over at Frame Rated, I reviewed the season 2 finale of BETTER CALL SAUL - "Klick". Uh, 'klick' here to read!
It's a little miracle that Better Call Saul can deliver such a fantastic season finale, without the need for anything particularly earth-shattering to happen. Events just allowed to unfold in a very plausible way, and we're now so invested in the core relationships that the tiniest of things can cause a great deal of tension, heartache, and sorrow. Continue reading...

Monday 18 April 2016

The 9 Best Superhero Shows on TV

I published this over at Medium. Click to read!

TV Picks: 18-24 April 2016 • The Code • Fierce • I Want My Wife Back • Louis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion • Rush Hour

Below are my picks of the most notable new shows, returning or premiering on UK screens over the next 7 days...

Friday 15 April 2016

New STAR TREK rumoured to be set before 'The Next Generation'

I wrote something about recent rumours that have surfaced about Bryan Fuller's 2017 Star Trek TV series, so have a read over at! Click here!

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Frame Rated: BETTER CALL SAUL, 2.9 - 'Nailed'

My review of the penultimate BETTER CALL SAUL for season 2, "Nailed", is now up for reading at Frame Rated.
Given the title "Nailed", you’d be forgiven for thinking the big climax of Better Call Saul's penultimate hour would involve an exciting set-piece where Mike (Jonathan Banks) uses his homemade 'spike strip' on one of Hector Salamanca's drug-carrying trucks. Instead, it came down to Chuck (Michael McKean) simply arguing with an employee of a xerox shop, and was all the better for it. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the genius of a character-based series like Better Call Saul. Continue reading...

Tuesday 12 April 2016

In the wake of BATMAN v SUPERMAN, can the DC Extended Universe still succeed?

I'm experimenting with the Medium platform, and yesterday published an article called 'In the wake of BATMAN v SUPERMAN, can the DC Extended Universe still succeed?' I hope you'll give it a read, and perhaps even give some feedback on the test-version of DMD over there. Click here!

Monday 11 April 2016

Frame Rated: DAREDEVIL - Season Two

I recently binged the second season of the Netflix/Marvel series DAREDEVIL, and you can read my thoughts over on Frame Rated.
It's fair to say Netflix's Daredevil was one of 2015's biggest surprises, because it did something fresh with a superhero indebted to Batman, in a show with conceptual similarities to The CW's Arrow, while overcoming a negative perception of Daredevil thanks to a misfiring 2003 movie. In going darker and meaner than everything else in Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Daredevil offered something for the slightly older crowd who crave deeper emotional stakes, narrative complexity, and mature content. Continue reading...