Gem Wheeler

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The Middle: family comedy at its best (and 5 great episodes)

Gem Wheeler Feature
Jul 23, 2015

A warm but never schmaltzy, perfectly formed family sitcom with no weak links in its cast, here's why you should watch The Middle...

Sherlock Holmes: 10 offbeat takes on the Great Detective

Gem Wheeler Feature
Jun 30, 2015

From spoofs to point-and-click adventure games, here are 10 of the most memorable unusual incarnations of Sherlock Holmes...

Wolf Hall: controversy, adaptation and poetic licence

Gem Wheeler Feature
Mar 4, 2015

We consider the controversies surrounding BBC Two's sumptuous Wolf Hall adaptation, feat. Damian Lewis, Mark Rylance and Claire Foy...

Celebrating Black Books' best episodes

Gem Wheeler Feature
Jan 12, 2015

Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan's Channel 4 sitcom Black Books, starring Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig, was comedy genius. Here's why...

Revisiting Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Gem Wheeler Feature
Oct 6, 2014

Gem fondly revisits a cult classic with an enduring legacy, Kolchak: The Night Stalker...

Lost: 10 years on

Gem Wheeler Feature
Sep 26, 2014

A decade after Lost first came to our screens, Gem goes back to the island...

Endeavour series 2 episode 4 review: Neverland

Gem Wheeler Review
Apr 27, 2014

Endeavour wraps up its second series with this impressive episode. Here's Gem's review...

Endeavour series 2 episode 3 review: Sway

Gem Wheeler Review
Apr 16, 2014

Morse is on the scent of serial killer in the latest episode of Endeavour. Here's Gem's review of Sway...

Endeavour series 2 episode 2 review: Nocturne

Gem Wheeler Review
Apr 8, 2014

Endeavour delivers one of its darkest episodes to date. Here's Gem's review of Nocturne...

Looking back at Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

Gem Wheeler Feature
Apr 4, 2014

Ten years on, Gem looks back fondly on the masterwork of dreamweaver Garth Marenghi and his Darkplace...

Endeavour series 2 episode 1 review: Trove

Gem Wheeler Review
Apr 1, 2014

The new series of Endeavour maintains the tricky balance between satisfying Morse fans and drawing in new viewers...

Elementary, Sherlock and the adaptation problem

Gem Wheeler Feature
Feb 14, 2014

Gem compares Elementary and Sherlock's approach to adapting Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories...

What do we know about Sherlock's series 3 villain?

Gem Wheeler Feature
Aug 5, 2013

Gem investigates what we know so far about Sherlock's series 3 villain, Charles Augustus Magnussen, played by Lars Mikkelsen...

Was season 4 Arrested Development's best yet?

Gem Wheeler Feature
Jun 12, 2013

Gem argues that in many ways, Arrested Development's fourth season is the show at its very best...

Arrested Development: the story so far

Gem Wheeler Feature
May 26, 2013

Need a refresher in Bluth history before you embark on your season four Arrested Development binge? Then step this way...

Top 10 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes

Gem Wheeler Top 10
Nov 2, 2012

Tribbles, Ferengi, and James Bond spoofs: Gem counts down the best 10 episodes of DS9...

Cuckoo episode 3 review: Ken On E

Gem Wheeler Review
Oct 14, 2012

The odd-couple bromance at the heart of Cuckoo is shaping up to be one of the most enjoyable comedy double-acts of the year...

Cuckoo‭ ‬episode‭ ‬2 review: Family‭ ‬Meeting

Gem Wheeler Review
Oct 4, 2012

It’s the second episode of Cuckoo, which is a great improvement on the first, Gem writes...

Cuckoo episode 1 review: The Homecoming

Gem Wheeler Review
Sep 28, 2012

Andy Samberg's first foray across the Atlantic comes in the form of BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo. Here's Gem's review...

New series of Arrested Development to air on Netflix

Gem Wheeler News
Apr 24, 2012

The long-awaited movie? A Netflix-distributed new series? Just what is the plan for the future of Arrested Development?

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