Patrick Sproull

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How well does the Slasher movie format translate to TV?

Patrick Sproull Feature
Jun 6, 2016

With the Scream TV series back on air and Scream Queens season 2 on its way, we look at the rules of making successful slasher TV...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series 2 spoiler-free review

Patrick Sproull Review
Apr 15, 2016

Now that she's free from the bunker, does Unbreakable Kimmy Schmift know what to do with its lead? Here's a look at season two...

The Serial effect: making true crime hot TV property

Patrick Sproull Feature
Feb 4, 2016

A salute to the hit crime podcast that paved the way for TV’s Making A Murderer and American Crime Story: Serial, now airing season 2…

Be Cool, Scooby Doo: knowing, funny and worth your time

Patrick Sproull Feature
Jan 19, 2016

Be Cool, Scooby Doo is the latest incarnation of the great dane detective, and it's the best new Scooby-Doo by far...

Transparent season 2: spoiler free review

Patrick Sproull Feature
Dec 16, 2015

Season 2 of Jill Soloway's superlative Transparent, feat. Jeffrey Tambor and a great supporting cast, is every bit as strong as the first...

Scream Queens episodes 12 & 13 review: Dorkus & The Final Girl(s)

Patrick Sproull Review
Dec 10, 2015

Scream Queens delivers a cruel and ultimately disappointing season 1 finale, but that doesn't take away from its highlights...

Scream Queens episode 11 review: Black Friday

Patrick Sproull Review
Dec 3, 2015

We're just one week away from finding out the identity of Scream Queens' Red Devil. Who's your best bet?

Scream Queens episode 10 review: Thanksgiving

Patrick Sproull Review
Nov 26, 2015

After a mid-season slump, the last couple of episodes show Scream Queens right back on gory, entertaining form...

Scream Queens episode 9 review: Ghost Stories

Patrick Sproull Review
Nov 19, 2015

Scream Queens returns to form in its latest episode, Ghost Stories, written by showrunner Ryan Murphy...

Scream Queens episode 8 review: Mommie Dearest

Patrick Sproull Review
Nov 12, 2015

After a zany, fun start, Scream Queens appears to be in a bit of a slump. Can it regain its former fizz before the season one finale?

Scream Queens episode 7 review: Beware Of Young Girls

Patrick Sproull Review
Nov 5, 2015

After last episode's uptick in quality, Scream Queens serves up a disappointingly middling episode in Beware Of Young Girls...

Scream Queens episode 6 review: Seven Minutes In Hell

Patrick Sproull Review
Oct 22, 2015

There's no other show on TV quite like it. Scream Queens delivers its deadliest, dance-iest episode yet...

Scream Queens episode 5 review: Pumpkin Patch

Patrick Sproull Review
Oct 14, 2015

It may be fun, but there's a distinct sense that Scream Queens is spinning its wheels in its latest episode, Pumpkin Patch...

Scream Queens episode 4 review: Haunted House

Patrick Sproull Review
Oct 7, 2015

Scream Queens is slick, engrossing slasher TV, even if its body count hasn't yet risen to the expected heights...

Scream Queens episode 3 review: Chainsaw

Patrick Sproull Review
Oct 1, 2015

Scream Queens' campy combination of comedy and horror continues at a lick in episode two, Chainsaw...

Scream Queens episodes 1 & 2 review: Pilot & Hell Week

Patrick Sproull Review
Sep 24, 2015

A satirical, uber-camp comedy horror romp inspired by Heathers, Scream and Mean Girls? Sign us up for Scream Queens...

Doctor Who: The Magician's Apprentice Steven Moffat, Brian Minchin Q&A

Patrick Sproull Feature
Sep 8, 2015

After a fan screening of The Magician's Apprentice at this year's Edinburgh TV festival, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin gave a Q&A...

How the Scream TV series defied expectations

Patrick Sproull Feature
Jul 28, 2015

Despite scepticism from fans of the franchise, MTV's Scream series honours the first rule of remakes: don't eff with the original...

The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who review

Patrick Sproull Review
Jul 7, 2015

Simon Guerrier and Marek Kukula's The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who is well worth a look, says Patrick...

American Horror Story: is there life after Jessica Lange?

Patrick Sproull Feature
May 6, 2015

Now that Jessica Lange has departed American Horror Story, how will the show's next season, Hotel, cope without its leading lady?

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