Review Recap: Victoria (ITV) Series 2

My complete collection of Victoria (ITV) Series 2 reviews for Blogtor Who

Episode 1 – A Soldier’s Daughter

Episode 2 – The Green-Eyed Monster

Episode 3 – Warp and Weft

Episode 4 – The Sins of the Father

Episode 5 – Entente Cordiale

Episode 6 – Faith, Hope & Charity

Episode 7 – The King Over the Water

Episode 8 – The Luxury of Conscience

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Top 5 Foo Fighters Albums

I’ve got another confession to make… I love Foos…

I’ve been a fan of Dave Grohl’s post-Nirvana rock outfit for around 10 years now, and they’ve been consistently been one of my favourite bands to listen to. And, with over 20 years of stadium-filling anthems under their belt, there’s plenty of great music to go around. Whether it’s heavy metal shredding or tender acoustic melodies, this four-(then five-, now six-)piece group can play the whole rock spectrum – and do it pretty damn well, at that. I finally got to see them live at the O2 Arena in London last week, and I’m happy to report that they’re just as good live as they are on their records.

But, that begs the question: which one of the Foo Fighters’ offerings is actually their best? With the recent release of their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, now seems like a perfect time to delve through the band’s back catalogue and decide which is truly the best, the best, the best, the best of Foo…

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Foo Fighters @ The O2 Arena, London – 19.09.2017

1. I’ll Stick Around
2. All My Life
3. Learn to Fly
4. The Sky Is a Neighborhood
5. La Dee Da
6. The Pretender
7. These Days
8. Rope
9. Tie Your Mother Down
10. Cold Day in the Sun
11. Congregation
12. Walk
13. Dirty Water
14. Make It Right
15. My Hero
16. Skin and Bones
17. Breakout
18. This Is a Call
19. Run
20. White Limo
21. Arlandria
22. Times Like These
23. Sunday Rain
24. Monkey Wrench
25. Never Gonna Give You Up (with Rick Astley)
26. Best of You
27. Everlong

Short Story: Penned #3 – Quackdrophenia

Penn ventures into a world of darkness as his search for the truth reaches dangerous new heights. Deep within a forest of lost memories, extraordinary revelations are promised to those who can overcome a tense game of mind over matter. But, stalked every step of the way by his greatest fears, Penn must figure out who and what he can trust if he is to make it out alive…

Download: Penned #3 – Quackdrophenia (bookfold)

Blogtor Who Digest – August 2017

A complete collection of my articles for Blogtor Who from August 2017

News

Happy Birthday to Who? – 20th August: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Anthony Ainley

Jenna Coleman Stars in New Victoria Season 2 Trailer

Victoria Returns to ITV on Sunday 27th August

Reviews

Preview: Trust Me – Episode 1

Trust Me – Episode 1

Preview: Trust Me – Episode 2

Trust Me – Episode 2

Preview: Trust Me – Episode 3

Trust Me – Episode 3

Preview: Trust Me – Episode 4

Trust Me – Episode 4

Victoria Series 2 Episode 1

Short Story: The Time-Ravaged Town

In the middle of an arctic tundra, a small band of humanfolk live out a humble existence. Forced to flee their native land by invaders, they have struggled together to build a new town that they can call home.

However, not everyone is content with their lot, and one man soon begins to yearn for more. A selfish desire puts in motion a sequence of events that will tear the settlement to the ground.

Be careful what you wish for: a glimpse towards the future can forever change the present…

Download: The Time-Ravaged Town (PDF, bookfold)

Blogtor Who Digest – July 2017

A complete collection of my articles for Blogtor Who from July 2017

News

Happy Birthday to Who? – 7th July: Jon Pertwee

Happy Birthday to Who? – 10th July: John Simm

Reviews

Doctor Who Series 10 Episode 12 – The Doctor Falls

Book Review: Doctor Who Myths & Legends – Epic Tales From Alien Worlds

Features

Top 5 Doctor Who Series 10 Episodes

Top 5 Doctor Who Series 10 Monsters

Jodie Whittaker: Lucky Number 13

Yes. Yes. YES! Jodie Whittaker is The Thirteenth Doctor. I’m absolutely thrilled to bits.

So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Doctor 13… is a woman! And who cares? So what if The Doctor has been a man for the last 54 years and twelve (or thirteen) regenerations. There’s absolutely no reason why The Doctor shouldn’t be a woman. Not logically, not ethically, not even canonically. If ever there was a time to make the change, it was now. We’ve got a new showrunner, a new production team, a new lead and a new companion, all on their way in for the 2018 series and beyond. Doctor Who as we know it is about to undergo its biggest regeneration since 2010 (perhaps even 2005), and this is one heck of a way to make it count.

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My Definitive Twelfth Doctor Series

There may still be five months until Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who swansong, but for all intents and purposes, The Twelfth Doctor’s era is over. All three of his series have now finished airing, each with their own set of hits and misses. But, if I could pick and choose my favourite episodes to make up the ‘definitive’ Twelfth Doctor season, what would it look like?

For this list, I’ve ranked each episode from Series 8-10 (comparing each season’s Episode 1, then Episode 2, and so on…) to come up with the ultimate Capaldi marathon. Some choices were harder to make than others, but I’m quite pleased with what I’ve settled on. So, buckle up and prepare for some controversy… it’s time to unpack my personal best Twelfth Doctor series!

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