This month’s Empire comes with the latest issue of Pilot TV magazine, the Review Of The Year issue offering a look over all the must-see TV that graced our screens in 2019 – from Russian Doll and Fleabag, to the final season of Game Of Thrones, the evolution of Stranger Things and Killing Eve, the searing When They See Us, and much more.
Actors:Mark Strong Toni Collette This week we take a look at Mark Strong 's mob doctor drama Temple, join Toni Collette for true-crime drama Unbelievable, and get in touch with our inner East End gangsters for Netflix's Drake-starring thriller Top Boy. Also on the podcast this week we've been beset by gremlins!
This is only the latest big genre project for the New Zealand helmer, who is also signed on to direct Warner Bros.’ live-action Akira movie and to write/direct a Time Bandits TV pilot for Apple TV+, as well as the episode of Star Wars series The Mandalorian he completed for Disney Plus.
Everything's in meltdown this week as we immerse ourselves in Sky Atlantic's gruellingly excellent Chernobyl , delve into the Deep State for Season 2 of Fox's espionage thriller, and do away with all the adults in Netflix's The Society.
If you'd rather avoid our breakdown of GoT Episode 3: The Long Night because you haven't seen it – or the thought of us banging on about it for a full 30 minutes makes you want to join the Night's Watch – then feel free to skip everything between 01:07:14 and 01:40:15.
In news sure to send shivers down the spine of Empire editor Terri White and her Pilot TV colleague Boyd Hilton (because they know that Empire / Pilot podcast host/nemesis James Dyer will bang on about it ad infinitum), the Star Trek series focused on Patrick Stewart 's Jean-Luc Picard has added three new names to its cast.
NOTE: If you've not yet had a chance to watch the Game Of Thrones season opener then don't worry, you can still listen to the podcast as we've saved all the dragon chat for the end of the reviews section.
All that and more on an episode that's at least 90% more anarchic than usual as Terri seemed determined to make up for her absence last week by being a complete lunatic (her Martin Brennan impression has to be heard to be believed).
This week we've been subjected to a torrent of animated shorts thanks to David Fincher's Love, Death And Robots , plus we got a chance to spin up the decks for Idris Elba's new DJ/nannying comedy Turn Up Charlie .
Read more about the genesis of LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS in Pilot TV , which goes on sale with the new issue of Empire – hitting newsstands on Thursday 21 February, and available to pre-order online here .
Oh, and we meet mega-star Richard Gere for the Pilot Interview, talking his transition to TV for the first time in his 40-year career with new BBC series MotherFatherSon .
George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers takes us into deep space, Camping shows us the great outdoors, Pure fills our heads with sordid sexual fantasies, Mayans M.C. brings the motorbikes and Russian Doll takes us through it all over and over again.
This week we have our very first guest as Stephen Dorff stops by the pod booth to talk about the new season of True Detective . True Detective Season 3 Episode 1 & 2 is available now on streaming service NOW TV, with a new episode released every Monday and on demand.
This week James is sulking as we weren't able to see Star Trek Discovery in time for the podcast. On the plus side, it does give us the opportunity to bust out some Klingon swear words and we were able to watch a trio of excellent other shows to make up for it.
No fewer than four shows get the review treatment this week - partially making up for the appalling lack of post-Christmas news. Plus reminiscences about Christmas TV, an appraisal of Bandersnatch and a some love for Rome , Broad City and...
We find out in the very first Pilot TV Podcast Special. Listen to the episode on PlanetRadio , on iTunes , or on your podcast app of choice.
3 Dec 2018 Pilot TV Podcast #13: Fortitude, Performance Live: LOVE and The Marvellous Mrs Maisel This week on the Pilot TV Podcast we bring you three new shows: one ...
This week on the Pilot TV Podcast we bring you three new shows: one unspeakably depressing (The BBC's Performance Live: LOVE), one unspeakably cold (Sky's Fortitude) and one unspeakably funny (Amazon's The Marvellous Mrs Maisel).