McLeod’s Daughter’s

Australian drama series McLeod’s Daughters (2001-8) was never going to win awards for its sharp, witty writing (nothing credible at least – the Logies don’t count). In the dozen or so episodes that I watched, it was frequently highly predictable with extremely basic camera tricks. But at the same time, it’s one of the strongest […]

Rescue Special Ops

Rescue Special Ops is a new(ish) Australian drama that’s generally so boring that I can’t even be bothered complaining about it here. And it started out well, too, following the adventures of a rescue team that specialises in difficult extractions, like helicopters that have crashed into mountains and thrill-seekers trapped in storm-water drains that are […]

It’s Okay, Women Are Cheap – We’ll Just Get Another

It was recently disclosed that AJ Cook, who plays Jennifer (JJ) Jareau on on CBS’s Criminal Minds, will not be returning for their next season. Her option has not been picked up, as it were. On top of this, Paget Brewster’s (Emily Prentiss) offer was for a reduced role in the upcoming season. Rumors abound […]

The Tudors: Princess Margaret

There’s a lot to like about The Tudors, a series which follows the rule of King Henry VIII of England and his life with his six wives. Maria Doyle Kennedy and Natalie Dormer are the best Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn respectively that I’ve seen so far, with Kennedy bringing dignity and Dormer vulnerability […]

Embracing the other side: Alison Mundy of “Afterlife”


The most memorable TV sci-fi and paranormal genre characters are those who have touched the hidden side of life and been convincingly affected by it. Whether that “hidden side” is aliens, the spirit world, or some great secret quest, the best characters need: a motive for seeking out the “weird”, difficulties in coping with the […]

Nurse Jackie: Imperfection done right

I’ve been checking out a number of new shows lately, and of those that are both new to me and new in general, I think Nurse Jackie is easily my favourite (I’ve watched through episode 5, so I may be missing any radical changes in the most recent ones). Without going into too much description, […]

Criminal Minds, “Pleasure Is My Business”

Beware of spoilers beyond this point! This past week’s episode of Criminal Minds had me a bit flummoxed and so I thought I’d check in with Hathor readers and see what you all think, whether you watch the show or not. I should say upfront that CM is one of my favorite shows on television, […]