Monday, 16 January 2017

'Sherlock - The Final Problem'

Everything must come to an end, even one of the super long and extremely frequent seasons of TV’s ‘Sherlock’. But this ending carries even more weight than usual, as whispers from the east have suggested that series 4 may very well be the last collection of adventures for our Beloved Baker Boyz.


In reality, WHINE+SPACE think the likelihood of ‘Sherlock’ continuing beyond series 4 is extreeeemely high - but if this episode is to be the last, is it successful as an ending? More importantly, does it just plain up work as a standard end to a Sherlock series, placing aside any speculation about the show’s future?


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Monday, 9 January 2017

Sherlock - 'The Lying Detective' commentary

Last week, 'Sherlock' returned to our screens to continue its main narrative since the end of 2014's 'His Final Vow' with 'The Six Thatchers'. However, it would appear that in most circles, the reaction towards the episode was lukewarm to outright negative, with us at 'All of Whine and Space' finding much to enjoy in the episode, but ultimately feeling like we we witnessing one of the show's lowest points to this stage.


So imagine our surprise when we sat down to 'The Lying Detective' to discover that this thing was pretty darn good. In fact, it was very good. We might even be tempted to call it classic Sherlock. But have we deceived ourselves? Have we gotten so carried away with relief following the lacklustre first episode that we're falsely elevating 'The Lying Detective' higher that it deserves?

There's only one way to be sure - it's time for a heated debate!


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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

'Sherlock - The Six Thatchers' review

The match is on! The shit is hot! The game is starting!


Yes, it's that time again, where, much like a rare astrological event that can only be fleetingly witnessed once every few decades, a new series of TV's 'Sherlock Holmes' is landing in our laps!

But how will the creative dynamic duo of Moffat and Gatiss address the now three year old cliffhanger that we were left with in 'His Last Vow'? Will there be stunning, bone-jarring repercussions that will reverberate through the entire series? Or will things be tidily swept under the carpet in the first ten minutes? There's only one way to find out - and that's to jam this podcast straight into your Sony Walk Man and brace yourself for heavy spoilers from the outset!

'The Six Thatchers' review


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Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast - 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio'

It's Christ's Mass!

And what better way to celebrate than with the return of an enigmatic, eccentric white haired fellow who seems to be able to bend time and space? Santa? No, silly, it's old Doctor Mysterio himself AKA Peter Capaldi AKA Doctor Who AKA The Doctor!


After a year (or twenty-four) away, Doctor Mysterio is back on our screens with the coincidentally annual Christmas Special. But something is amiss, as this Christmas Special seems to have a distinct lack of tinsel, snow and other festive shit and a definite abundance of latex, x-ray vision and other superhero shit. We seem to be taking a different approach to this year's festive adventure, but how will Who's flirtation with the superhero genre go down? Will it slide down smooth, like a fine Christmas pudding covered in Brandy Sauce? Or will it go down all jagged and cutting, like a glass Christmas star not covered in Brandy Sauce?

There's only one way to be sure - so grab your baby monitor, swallow your gem and take to the skies!

'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' commentary


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Sunday, 18 December 2016

‘Home Alone’ commentary

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals!

Yes, the festive season is upon us and before we look ahead to the new year, there’s just time for us to look back into our pasts, to think of our youth, to think of our family - and the time that we used our magic mind powers to make them disappear and then unleashed our sadistic tendencies on some desperate, petty criminals.


Here at ‘All of Whine and Space’ we’re just at the right ages for ‘Home Alone’ to have been a huge part of our childhoods, so amidst all of these Star Wars shenanigans, we thought it was time to pour on the brandy sauce, deliver a hastily wrapped present and do a commentary for the 1990 smash comedy that taught a whole generation of children that if someone enters your house unannounced, you can pretty much do whatever you want to them, moral implications be damned.

So join us as we enter the terrifying, vigilante justice-infused world world of Kevin McCallister’s psyche. Oh, what horrors await.

'Home Alone' commentary

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' review

There has been a rebellion - have you hoped it?

The hour is finally upon us and it’s time to start a new stage in ‘Star Wars’ history - the first ever anthology entry in the franchise, a format that is currently brand spanking new, but one that we’ll soon become extremely familiar with.


Leading the charge of this next chapter of the ‘Star Wars’ story is ‘Rogue One’, detailing the theft of the plans of one of the Empire’s many Death Stars by a plucky group of Alliance spies. Will us having pre-knowledge of later events hamper audience engagement in the film? Will this new ‘Star Wars’ format solidify confidence after the triumph of ‘The Force Awakens', or give us pause for thought? Most vitally, will the man-children of the internet be able to cope with two consecutive films featuring a female protagonist?

For the answer to these questions and many more - punch it!

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' review

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

‘Star Wars - The Force Awakens’ commentary

There has been an awakening - it were a year ago!

Yes, it's hard to believe, but it's been an entire year since the release of 'Star Wars no. 7: A Forced Awakening' - and what a year it's been! We’ve seen the return of the franchise to a place of cultural prominence and affection that seemed inconceivable a decade ago. But, a year later, does the latest entry in the Star Wars saga retain the shine it held for us upon its initial release? Where do we think this revival of Star Wars excelled, and where did it fall short? And how will the release of ‘Rogue One’ effect our view of a saga which has been, up to this point, a distinctly family affair?


Find out the answer to all these questions and many more, in our bumper look back at ‘The Force Awakens’!



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Saturday, 19 November 2016

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ review

Under the stairs? Behind the fridge? Inside your own arse?

Search through all these places and many, many more - as ALL OF WHINE AND SPACE take a trip back into the land of the magicks to find ourselves some fantastical beasts. But will we be pleased with what we discover?


it’s been five years since we last experienced a new Cinematic Potterverse tale and despite our prior fandom for the franchise, it’s fair to say that neither of us were chomping at the bit for a further entry. But has this ambivalence lead to us feeling apathetic about the eventual film, or have we been left pleasantly surprised and ready to dive back into the Potterverse for 20 more annual films?

There’s only one way to to find out, so lock yourself in your room, grab your wand and prepare to do a spell under the covers - it’s going to be magical!


Harry Potter commentaries

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Read the magical screenplay

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The Doctor Who Rewatch Podcast- 'Partners in Crime'

Everyone enjoys fitness, right? Hitting the treadmill, feeling the burn, the rush of endorphins! But what if you DON”T enjoy feeling the burn, but DO want to stay as svelte as TV’s Doctor Who in one of his tight suits? Well, Russel T Davies has got you covered, because he’s introducing a program where your excess chub can now be turned into absolutely adorable little creatures who make delightful noises and give you friendly friendly waves!


But adorable chub-creatures aside, is this episode a bitter pill to swallow? Or does the Combined Comedy Chops of Daniel Tennant and Catherine Taterson brush aside any misgivings with a somewhat legendary mime sequence? There’s only one way to find out, so uncork your pill bottle, run a glass of water and gobble down a mouthful of magic beans - because your chub is about to get that bit more adorable!


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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Halloween special - ‘The Shining: Extended Cut’ commentary

Happy Halloween!

Or IS it? Well, it kind of depends on which member of the Torrance family you are, because if you’re Jack then you’re having an absolutely wicked time. You might say that you were having the time of your life. However, if you’re Wendy or Danny - well…not so much!


But one thing we *can* be certain of is that ALL OF WHINE AND SPACE are having an amazo time, as we sit down for a lovely Halloween treat and look back at a seminal work of horror - Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s ’The Shining’! Everyone can agree it’s an iconic addition to the horror genre, but does it deserve its esteemed reputation? Does it lose points for its loose interpretation of the source material, or does it wisely jettison excess baggage to strip a concept down to its terrifying core?

So, join us as we pedal around on our Big Wheel’s, lose our shit in our bathrobes and generally scream incoherently into the night!

'The Shining' commentary

Remember, Dear Listeners, we treat our commentaries as general discussions - so watching along with the film is not essential, nor is having seen the extended cut

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The classic book!