Sinbad: Fiend or Friend? – Dork Review

Sinbad: Fiend Or Friend?

After a first series which has spanned from heartbreaking lows to medium displays of okayishness, Sky’s Sinbad is finally coming to an end. This is the penultimate episode, and although it isn’t exactly the first of a two-parter, there’s definite set-up for next week’s ending. Not to mention a … [Read more...]

A Touch of Cloth – Dork Review

A Touch of Cloth

A Touch of Cloth is the latest new show from Sky, part of their recent quest to produce worthwhile and noteworthy TV programmes, rather than just US imports and things that look rubbish. (Don’t think about Sinbad when reading this paragraph.) This time, it’s a parody of the entire UK police show … [Read more...]

Sinbad: The Siren – Dork Review

Sinbad: The Siren

In previous weeks, I’ve referred to Sinbad as “bad” or synonyms of such, and I’m a little concerned I might have lessened the impact of negative language by leaping in with this so soon. Because this week’s episode of Sinbad could be the worst yet. I know I normally use this space to outline what … [Read more...]

Sinbad: Episode Five – Dork Review

Sinbad - Episode 5

This week on Sinbad, most of the sidekicks are imprisoned on their ship by a voodoo priestess, who sends a monster made of coconut shavings after our hero. The man himself, meanwhile, is on the run with farmboy Gunnar. Unfortunately, the big G is suddenly kidnapped by ninjas, who reveal he is an … [Read more...]

Sinbad: Old Man of the Sea – Dork Review

Sinbad - Old Man of the Sea

So far, I’ve written two reviews of Sky’s Sinbad, one of the first two episodes and another of last week’s episode three. Those episodes were bad in roughly the same way, and I was worried this was going to get repetitive. I had a back-up plan to write this one in haiku to keep myself … [Read more...]

Sinbad: House of Games – Dork Review

Sinbad: House of Games

The third episode of Sinbad aired last week, and yes, this review is a little late. Sorry, much like Sinbad himself, I was off voyaging (to Austria, via Ryanair), but thankfully nerd completism demands I get it done. Last time, I said the show was an interesting set-up for a Merlin-esque fantasy … [Read more...]