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Last week today: The week in short

A new, weekly round-up of TV. In as few a words as possible.

The Winter Finale - When Did This Become A Thing?

Are we getting two seasons in one? Or is it just a jazzed-up mid-season cliff-hanger to keep audiences hooked?

A festive TV review

The shows that made and broke Christmas week.

Greatest TV Episodes: The West Wing - Two Cathedrals

Guest writer, Holly Bowman, tells us why she thinks Two Cathedrals is The West Wing's greatest episode...

Why Twin Peaks’ Return Is A Great Television Event

Twin Peak's return may be one of the best television announcements in years...

How streaming services are changing TV

What effect do Netflix and the other streaming service have on how we watch TV?

True Detective: Season 2 update

With confirmation of some things we look the news and rumours for Season Two.

Friends 20th Anniversary - the best lines

To mark the 20th Anniversary of one of the most enduring American comedies, guest writer Holly Bowman gives us a rundown of the show's best lines.

To watch or not: New TV for September 2014

Our round-up of the latest shows on the small screen...

Greatest TV Episodes: Mad Men - Shut the Door, Have a Seat

Guest writer Rebecca Brodeur steps up to tell us which is her favourite Mad Men episode.

Greatest TV Episodes: Luther - Season One, Episode One

This week, guest writer Stephan Burn tells us why Luther's opening salvo is one of the greatest television episodes ever.

Greatest TV Episodes - Angel: Smile Time

Puppet Angel - what's not to love? Our argument for why Smile Time is Angel's greatest episode!

How Many Episodes Are Right For A TV Series?

22 or 12 episodes a year. What is the right length for a TV show?

Greatest TV Episodes - Blackadder: Corporal Punishment

"With 50,000 men killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?"

Greatest TV Episodes – Friends: The One Where Everyone Finds Out

Ten years of hilarious moments, Friends was the definitive sitcom of our generation. So what makes this season five episode the greatest of them all?

Greatest TV Episodes: Buffy the Vampire Slayer - The Body

Vampires seem so insignificant when viewed through the lens of real grief.

Greatest TV Episodes: Babylon 5 - The Long Twilight Struggle

Looking back at 90's classic sci-fi Babylon 5, we consider what is the best episode of them all. Allow us to present The Long Twilight Struggle for your consideration...

Why Cold, Dark Autumn Nights Are Perfect For Doctor Who Series Eight

Shorter days and dark stormy autumn evenings....here's why Doctor Who series eight's new schedule is perfect for the show.

Buffy Summers and the Rise of the Vampires

How creatures of the night got their day in the sun.

The Lost Art Of The TV Title Sequence

Is the TV title sequence a dying art form? Here are some reasons why we shouldn't give up on them just yet...

The Best TV #4 - 24

Admit it, you've missed 24 haven't you?

Hidden Down The TV Guide #8 - Have I Got A Dead Show For You

Step away from the dull satire, Auntie...

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