Spooks: Series 10, Episode 4 – Dork Review

Spooks: Series 10, Episode 4

Every so often, Spooks dives into the headlines and confronts religious extremism directly in the face. Unfortunately, this show is a simple beast, determined to keep us all happy with soap opera and explosions, so these are not always the complex issue explorations they want to be. Well, it’s … [Read more...]

Spooks: Series 10, Episode 3 – Dork Review

Spooks: Max Brown as Dimitri

It’s tough being a B-level spy on long-running BBC MI5 drama Spooks. You cruise along for months with nothing to do except chase people and mutter about it, safe in the knowledge that one day you’ll be killed off to make a major storyline seem important. But once every year or so, you get a … [Read more...]

Spooks: Series 10, Episode 2 – Dork Review

Spooks: Series 10, Episode 2

The clock is ticking for both the final series of Spooks and the mighty Sir Harry Pearce – only four shows to go after this! But even in their last year, the guys still have time to tackle current affairs with their usual subtlety and lightness of touch. (Well, I imagine it was current when they … [Read more...]

Spooks: Series 10, Episode 1 – Dork Review

Spooks: Series 10, Episode 1

This year, the BBC are pitting Spooks in a ratings battle with current UK drama darling Downton Abbey, a battle it probably will not win, no matter how many characters it slaughters. Fortunately, it’s the last series anyway, so the question of whether poor viewing figures might result in … [Read more...]

Spooks: Series 9, Episode 8 – Dork Review

Spooks - Series 9, Episode 8

After eight nailbiting episodes, the BBC’s Spooks has ended its ninth series. Former lead spy Lucas North has finally flipped, and when someone goes round the bend in Spooks, they don’t just sit in their room making obscene paper dolls. No, Lucas leaps straight from handsome hero to rogue agent … [Read more...]

Spooks: Series 9, Episode 7 – Dork Review

Spooks - Series 9, Episode 7

This is what we’ve been building up to for the whole ninth series of Spooks. Lucas North’s nervous breakdown finally hits critical mass, and Harry has to wrestle with the fact that “John” simply isn’t an exciting enough name for his section chief. Meanwhile, incredibly, there’s time for a whole … [Read more...]

Spooks: Series 9, Episode 6 – Dork Review

Spooks - Series Nine, Episode Six - Richard Armitage as Lucas North

The end of the series is poking over the horizon in Spooks, so it’s time to yank tightly on that Lucas subplot that’s been bubbling under the whole time. As our rugged hero acts steadily more unhinged to keep his secrets, the rest of the team get on with the dull task of protecting the nation and … [Read more...]

Spooks: Series 9, Episode 4 – Dork Review

Spooks - Series Nine, Episode Four

In these last couple of weeks, Spooks appears to have been pushing a subtle Cold War anti-Communist agenda. After last week’s episode saw them face down the Russians, this time the Chinese are coming. Red Terror lives! Next week: the Cubans? Tragically uninformed political commentary aside, this … [Read more...]