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19/11/2018
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    • Must Watch TV reviewers Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed and Anna Leszkiewicz, deputy culture editor at the New Statesman share their thoughts on YouTube Premium's new sci-fi drama, Origin.

      Anna says: "It's very much a sci-fi drama"

      "This is YouTube’s fifth foray into original drama, but I feel like this is by far the biggest budget, most international and explosive drama that they’ve done. 

      "This is the first thing that I have ever watched on YouTube that I thought: 'This feels like a real , serious TV show.'

      "It looks incredible, it’s got a proper, serious cast and I actually really liked it. It’s very much a sci-fi drama, so if you’re not interested in sci-fi, I don’t think this is doing enough experimental stuff to really persuade you to be a sudden convert.

      "I feel like a lot of the tension and the drama in this show comes from two things, one: being the idea that all of these characters are desperate for a fresh start, that’s what they’re looking for in going on this...

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    • Must Watch TV reviewers Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed and Anna Leszkiewicz, deputy culture editor at the New Statesman share their thoughts on Channel 4’s new drama, The Interrogation of Tony Martin.

      It's based on the transcripts of police interviews with Tony Martin – the homeowner who shot dead a teenager who was burgling his home. 

      Martin, now 74, was released from prison in 2003 after his murder conviction was downgraded to manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility.

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      Scott says "I left feeling a lot more knowledgeable and understanding of this case"

      "It’s sort of about whether you have the right to use justifiable force if somebody invades your home, and what is the means of protecting yourself if someone invades?

      "There were a lot of ethical strands from that, he [Tony Martin] was saying that he’d been burgled so many different times and as a result he wasn’t able to protect himself because the...

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      Must Watch TV reviewers, Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed, and Sarah Carson, Deputy Culture Editor at the i paper, review The Heist which is on Sky One.

      What did you think? Leave your reviews below...

      Sarah says: "It's not very thrilling"

      "Ten pairs of people rob a van in Thirsk, and attempt to pull off the heist. If they manage to nick the £250,000 between the 10 pairs, and keep it for two weeks, they get to keep it. If they don't, it's unclear what happens to them.

      "It's very similar to Hunted from Channel 4.

      "It's not very thrilling.

      "They claim they've got a crack team of top detectives - do they not have something better to do?  If they don't find these people, then what faith are we supposed to have in the police force?

      "I don't know whether the entertainment value of this outweighs the boring value. To some extent, we'd all like that adrenaline rush of doing something naughty that we're not supposed to do.

      "They all cram into cars, their dads are their getaway drivers which...

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      Must Watch TV reviewers Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed, and Sarah Carson, Deputy Culture Editor at the i paper, review Sir David Attenborough's new series, Dynasties.

      What did you think? Leave your reviews below...

      Scott says: "This is a must watch"

      "We've had two years of incredible nature documentaries - Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II.

      "What takes you by surprise with this one is...

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      Our Must Watch TV reviewers, Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed and Hayley Campbell, journalist, reviewer and host of the BBC pop culture Podcast “Unpopped”. They're reviewing Homecoming on Amazon Prime.

      What did you think? Leave your reviews below...

      Hayley says: "It's so good to see Julia Roberts in something that isn't lame"

      "This is the new Julia Roberts show on Amazon Prime -...

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      Our Must Watch TV reviewers, Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed and Hayley Campbell, journalist, reviewer and host of the BBC pop culture Podcast “Unpopped”. They're reviewing season six of House of Cards.

      What did you think? Leave your reviews below...

      Scott says: "If you don't like HoC already, you're not going to be impressed"

      "At the conclusion of the previous season, Claire...

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      Our Must Watch TV reviewers, Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed and Hayley Campbell, journalist, reviewer and host of the BBC pop culture Podcast “Unpopped”. They've got a rundown of some of the best Halloween shows you can watch this year.

      What did you think? Leave your reviews below...

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      Our Must Watch TV reviewers this week are Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed and Emma Bullimore, from TV Times. They're sharing their thoughts on the new Netflix series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

      What did you think? Leave your reviews below...

      Scott says: "It's got a really nice, creepy, spooky, relevant feeling"

      "I watched every single episode of the old Sabrina (The Teenage...

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    • (Photo: BBC/The Little Drummer Girl Distribution Limited)

      Our Must Watch TV reviewers this week are Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed and Emma Bullimore, from TV Times. They're sharing their thoughts on the new BBC One drama, The Little Drummer Girl.

      What did you think? Leave your reviews below...

      Emma says: "It's a meaty, packed, first episode"

      "Terrible title isn't it? I know they can't change that but it doesn't make you want to watch it - it has...

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      Our Must Watch TV reviewers this week are Scott Bryan, TV Editor at Buzzfeed and Emma Bullimore, from TV Times. They're sharing their thoughts on the new Channel 4 Drama, The First which stars Natascha McElhone and Sean Penn.

      See our full interview with Natascha below.

      What did you think? Leave your reviews at the end of the article.

      Scott says: "As an opener to a drama, it sets it up quite...

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