The makers of Game of Thrones had one of the biggest budgets in the history of television to play with, yet chose to cobble together an amateurish rush job instead of taking their time
Revolting and riveting in equal measure, Leaving Neverland (Channel 4) went unavoidably heavy on ...
Shaun Ryder could hardly be described as a protest singer, but it’s impossible to miss the sociological subtext in a lot of these songs
Sport/memoir: George Best: A Memoir, By Michael Parkinson, Hodder & Stoughton, €17.95 Durin...
Many people took exception to Fifa’s decision to award the 2018 World Cup to Vladimir Putin’s Russia, but the huge country has responded by staging a well-organised, trouble-free festival of thrilling football. And with Qatar and 48 teams looming on the horizon, it might be the last good one we get to see for a long time, writes Jonathan O’Brien
Ireland’s Deep Atlantic (RTÉ 2) was a balm for tired eyes, an appealing vista of some of the most graceful creatures on the planet joyfully surging like huge grey torpedoes through oceans of the purest blue
When Michael Stone strafed Milltown Cemetery it seemed like the North was slipping into an even blacker darkness
There is surely nothing darker on television right now than Gomorra (Sky Atlantic). Many crime dramas strive desperately to achieve this level of bleakness; almost all of them fail miserably
Russo's collection of three short stories and novella, while not always wrapping themselves up in satisfying conclusions, are still a pleasure to read.
Current Affairs: The Future Is History, By Masha Gessen, Granta, €20