Wednesday, 8 May 2013

MSN TV: BBC1's THE APPRENTICE (series 9) and Sky Living's HANNIBAL


Today over at MSN TV: I've reviewed the series 9 premiere of BBC1's business reality show THE APPRENTICE; then cast my eye over Sky Living's US crime drama HANNIBAL, which brings Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter to the small-screen. (The latter review is an abridged version of my original review when the show made its US debut.)
I was a dyed-in-the-wool fan of The Apprentice for years, but I must confess I gave up on it last year. Its durable format suddenly felt worn; with similar "personalities" among the entrepreneurs and tasks that didn't feel fresh or interesting. It's been recycling its various tics and tropes for ages, but the producers usually find ways to make you either forgive or forget this repetitiveness.

Continue reading 'The Apprentice' at MSN TV...

Hannibal Rising, the atrocious 2007 prequel, appeared to kill off everyone's favourite anti-hero. However, the franchise has found an unlikely champion in Bryan Fuller - a writer best-known over here for quirky flop Pushing Daisies and now the man behind Hannibal, one of the most anticipated Sky Living acquisitions.

Continue reading 'Hannibal' at MSN TV...
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