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16 foreign-language TV remakes: the hits and flops

Louisa Mellor The Lists Apr 22, 2015

The German IT Crowd, Colombian Breaking Bad, Indian 24… which foreign-language remakes of UK and US shows worked and which didn’t?

Constantine Season 2 a "Long Shot"

Louisa Mellor News Apr 16, 2015

Constantine showrunner Daniel Cerone will pitch season 2 to NBC in May. The show isn't cancelled yet, he says...

Game Of Thrones season 5 episode 1 spoiler-free review

Louisa Mellor News Apr 12, 2015

Game Of Thrones feels as if it's slowly building towards an eventual endgame in the impressive season 5 opener, The Wars To Come...

Ursula Le Guin talks Sci-fi Snobbery, Adaptations, & Troublemaking

Louisa Mellor Interview Apr 7, 2015

We spoke to seminal US fantasy and sci-fi author Ursula Le Guin about her career, radicalism, literary influence and more…

Labyrinth (1986)

Labyrinth: David Bowie in an '80s Fantasy Classic

Louisa Mellor Feature Apr 4, 2015

Louisa looks back at classic 80s fantasy, Labyrinth, starring Jennifer Connelly, lots of puppets, and David Bowie in very tight trousers…

Wolf Hall Series Premiere Review

Louisa Mellor Review Apr 3, 2015

BBC One’s Wolf Hall opens its doors to reveal a splendid, well-cast and surprisingly modern political drama…

Doctor Who: 60 things we learned from The Writer's Tale

Louisa Mellor The Lists Mar 27, 2015

To end a week celebrating New Who's 10th birthday, here's a bumper list of Doctor Who titbits from Russell T Davies' A Writer's Tale...

Doctor Who: What Russell T Davies Would Change About 'Rose'

Louisa Mellor Feature Mar 25, 2015

In June 2009, in brilliant Doctor Who correspondence book A Writer’s Tale, Russell T Davies reflected on series 1 opener, "Rose."

10 years of new Doctor Who: what 2005 reviews made of Rose

Louisa Mellor Feature Mar 24, 2015

What did mainstream press reviews make of Rose, Doctor Who’s first episode in 16 years, when it debuted back in March 2005?

Return to Oz: A Disturbing '80s Fantasy Classic

Louisa Mellor Feature Mar 23, 2015

Louisa takes a look back at one of the more sinister entries in our Enchanted 80s season, the underappreciated Return To Oz...

Neil Gaiman’s 11 geekiest cameo appearances

Louisa Mellor The Lists Mar 18, 2015

Remember when Neil Gaiman played Jareth from Labyrinth and popped up a cartoon falafel? No? Step this way to see his geekiest cameos...

Mad Men: AMC's Plans for a Sally or Peggy Spinoff

Louisa Mellor News Mar 12, 2015

During Matthew Weiner's post-season 4 Mad Men negotiations, AMC planned to make a spinoff about Sally or Peggy...

Doctor Who: Jenna Coleman planned to quit after series 8

Louisa Mellor News Mar 6, 2015

Steven Moffat has confirmed that Jenna Coleman first intended to leave Doctor Who in the series 8 finale...

Doctor Who: the 1988 report that sounded its death knell

Louisa Mellor News Mar 5, 2015

This BBC audience reaction report was one of the first nails in Doctor Who's coffin in the late eighties…

12 Geeky Things You Might Not Know About Downton Abbey

Louisa Mellor The Lists Mar 1, 2015

Impress your friends with useless knowledge after the Downton Abbey season 5 finale. Dig deep on your favorite PBS costume drama...

Den of Geek Breaking Bad

These Failed TV Pilots Paved The Way For Breakout Hits

Louisa Mellor News Feb 25, 2015

Had these pilots been given the green light, we might have been without Breaking Bad, 24, Hannibal, Community and more…

Game Of Thrones: should ASoIaF readers avoid the show?

Louisa Mellor Feature Feb 19, 2015

With the Game Of Thrones TV timeline set to overtake the novels, should A Song Of Ice And Fire readers avoid it to stay spoiler-free?

Game Of Thrones Season 5: George R.R. Martin Teases More Shock Deaths

Louisa Mellor News Feb 16, 2015

Be prepared for shock deaths in Game Of Thrones season 5, says George R.R. Martin...

67 Things You Didn't Know About Game of Thrones Season 4

Louisa Mellor News Feb 16, 2015

We’ve trawled the Game Of Thrones season 4 DVD commentaries for inside info what went on behind the scenes…

The Finest Geek TV Marriage Proposals

Louisa Mellor The Lists Feb 14, 2015

From Battlestar to Buffy, it’s not only rom-coms that love proposals, lots of sci-fi and fantasy TV characters have popped the question…