David Tennant and the writer of Paddington 2 launch a new crop of BBC comedies

British sitcoms have been increasingly making their way across the pond—and not just old episodes of Are You being Served? that your mom watches on Sunday afternoons while casually mentioning she’d find it a hoot if you called her “mum.” There’s a robust market for distinctly British humor, and it’s about to get some…

A good Doctor becomes a Bad Samaritan in this dopey but fun thriller

Ethics studies tend to start subjects off with some easy dilemmas before moving on to the really tough decisions. They might initially ask, for example, whether you’d leap into the ocean to save someone who’s drowning, even if doing so would ruin an expensive pair of shoes (that there’s no time to remove, let’s say).…

Michael Sheen and David Tennant to star in Amazon’s Good Omens miniseries

Amazon must have just entered eighth grade, because that’s usually around the time budding young nerds finish up the Hitchhiker’s Guide series, are told, “Hey, if you liked those, check this out,” and are handed a copy of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s comic novel Good Omens. But unlike the rest of us, Amazon has…

David Tennant and Billie Piper reunite for new Doctor Who audio stories

For those who refuse to accept the excellence of the Matt Smith era, David Tennant’s tenure on Doctor Who with Billie Piper’s plucky Rose Tyler were some of the best times on the TARDIS—at least until she got trapped in that stupid alternate dimension. Thankfully, time travel makes pretty much anything possible,…

The cast of Disney XD’s new DuckTales show is actually pretty great

Here’s something to warm nostalgia-loving hearts: Earlier today, Disney XD revealed the voice cast for its reboot of DuckTales with a charming singalong to the theme song. On top of that, it turns out the cast is filled with stars adored by the internet. Most notably, David Tennant is taking on the key role of Scrooge…

Jessica Jones’ finale soars by shirking superhero conventions

Hero. Villain. Good. Evil. Kilgrave says these types of labels are reductive in “AKA Smile,” and it’s one of the rare instances in this series where he’s actually right. In reality, people don’t fall so easily into one camp or the other. Good people do bad things, bad people do good things, and everyone has their own…

A homecoming delivers major revelations in Jessica Jones’ strongest episode

To say that Jessica Jones’ handling of Kilgrave is an improvement over the Alias comic book is a major understatement. Brian Michael Bendis’ interpretation of Purple Man is an utterly unsympathetic character, a remorseless maniac who breaks the fourth wall and talks about being in a comic book and is as obnoxious as…