TV series show: The ‘Game of Thrones’ grand finale
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TV series show: The 'Game of Thrones' grand finale.
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24 Apr 2021
We take a look at the new Netflix series which retraces the steps of a true-life, cold-blooded killer in "The Serpent". Yena Lee tells us why actor Tahar Rahim is the major draw in this dramatisation of events in the 1970s that saw French murderer Charles Sobhraj jailed in Nepal. Meanwhile, it's a chilling return to Gilead for the fourth season of "The Handmaid's Tale", as we discuss the twists and turns that led to the rescue of June Osborne in the last season and Elizabeth Moss's critically acclaimed performance as the protagonist.
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23 Jan 2022
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Netflix has taken the real-life story of phony New York socialite Anna Delvey, aka Anna Sorokin, and turned it into the series "Inventing Anna". Our TV critic Yena Lee tells us why the news reports are in fact much more interesting than the fictionalised show.
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Amazon Prime dropped its highly anticipated "Lords of the Rings" prequel this month, the most expensive TV show ever made. Our TV critic Dheepthika Laurent looks at the reviews. But first, we discuss this year's Emmy Awards, where "Succession" and "Ted Lasso" took home the top prizes. Plus, we bring you a glimpse of "Atlanta", "The Good Fight" and season 5 of "The Handmaid's Tale".
10 Oct 2022
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