Chicago Fire: 5×22 – My Miracle

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A dangerous warehouse fire puts truck and squad at risk. Tensions are high for Dawson and Casey when Dawson’s father overstays his welcome at their home. Meanwhile, Casey continues to fight for his first responders bill, Mouch makes a serious decision regarding his future and Herrmann goes to tremendous lengths to make a young […]

This Is Us: 1×01 – Pilot

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Randall finds his biological father; Kevin falls into a personal crisis; Kate finds herself at a low point; Rebecca goes into labor six weeks premature. I remember being in two minds as to whether I was going to give this show a go when I first saw the trailer and then decided against it […]

Spotlight: Bruce Springsteen

Over the past few weeks I’ve finally accomplished what I’ve been meaning to do for quite awhile: listen to Bruce Springsteen. Apart from the songs everyone knows, I’ve never really listened to his music and blogs are constantly telling me I am definitely missing out!Β  I am not Springsteen qualified enough to give each album […]

Designated Survivor: 1×21 – Brace For Impact

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Hannah Wells must stop the conspiracy from carrying out a final attack while President Kirkman authorizes a nationwide manhunt for the mastermind behind it all. Given the events of this season I was terrified which part of the government would get blown up or main character shot in this episode but as it turned […]

NCIS: Los Angeles: 8×24 – Uncaged

🌟🌟🌟🌟½ Β Following the kidnapping of Sam’s wife, Michelle Hanna, Sam goes rogue from the NCIS team and attempts to stop his arch nemesis Tahir Khaled from ever targeting his family again. So Michelle died.Β  And not in a heroic blaze of glory.Β  In a tortuously slow suffocating-in-a-metal-box-whilst-Sam-watched kind of way. Poor Sam.Β  Luckily for me, […]

Criminal Minds: 12×22 – Red Light

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Derek Morgan brings the BAU a lead in the case against serial killer and escaped convict Mr. Scratch. After a very mediocre season, this show managed to save itself in my estimation with a strong trifecta of episodes wrapping up the season-long Cat Adams/Mexico/Reid In Prison arc and bringing Scratch back into play. It […]

Criminal Minds: 12×21 – Green Light

🌟🌟🌟🌟½ When Reid fears his mother has been abducted, he asks the BAU to investigate while he’s stuck in prison. Okay show you have definitely got my full attention now. I definitely didn’t see that twist at the end coming.Β  So Scratch wasn’t behind the team’s misfortunes all season after all it was the odious […]

Criminal Minds: 12×20 – Unforgettable

🌟🌟🌟🌟½ When several federal government employees, including a close friend of Walker’s, succumb to symptoms of a heart attack, the BAU investigates. Also, Reid anxiously awaits his trial date. Criminal Minds has been a bit of a chore to watch this season if I’ve being honest.Β  The cases haven’t been that interesting, I think the […]

Spotlight: Adele

This evening I should have been at a concert.Β  Adele.Β  Wembley Stadium. She cancelled for all the right reasons but I am still majorly disappointed as I’ve never seen her live before, there are rumours that she may never tour again after this and despite being a Londoner I’ve never had the occasion to go […]

A Life in Death by Richard Venables (2016)

Detective Inspector Richard Venables (QPM, rtd.) has helped identify thousands of bodies all over the world, piecing together fragments from tsunamis, transport and other disasters to return the victims to their loved ones. A world-renowned expert in Disaster Victim Identification who was a member of the UK Police’s Major Disaster Advisory Team, Richard’s destiny was […]