Autumn Picks

As the warm weather gradually disappears and is replaced by rapidly darkening evenings, we can all take solace in the fact that autumn is undoubtedly, the best time of year to settle in front of the TV and blast the night away. "Motorheads all over the world hung their heads in sorrow after Jeremy Clarkson, […]

NUSU
17th October 2016

As the warm weather gradually disappears and is replaced by rapidly darkening evenings, we can all take solace in the fact that autumn is undoubtedly, the best time of year to settle in front of the TV and blast the night away.

"Motorheads all over the world hung their heads in sorrow after Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May departed from the BBC after a long and laughable thirteen years."

The BBC has given us plenty of chills with its suitably autumnal showing of The Fall. Luckily for the ladies, BBC’s most disturbing drama, and the world’s hunkiest serial killer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) is back for another season. After being shot at the end of season two, the brooding murderer is on the brink of a grisly demise. Season three opens with Spector strapped to a gurney, being steered into an operating theatre, leaving viewers confused as to whether or not they were watching an episode of Casualty. The blood and gore we saw in the hospital scenes was vastly different to the scenes of horror we’re used to in the murders of Paul Spector. Seeing Jamie Dornan stalk the streets of Belfast was certainly what had everyone teetering on the edge of their seats in the first two series, however, series three seems to be veering down a different path. Three episodes in, and viewers were expecting to see Paul and Stella’s dance of death around each other intensify; but instead we have a confused Paul Spector forgetting that he is Belfast’s most wanted. The question on the edge of each and every fan’s lips is ‘will he get away with it?’ I’m sure I’m not the only person who is hoping so.

'"I’m gonna kill you. Not today, not tomorrow, but I’m gonna kill you' are Rick’s words to Negan in the trailer for season seven of the Walking Dead."

Motorheads all over the world hung their heads in sorrow after Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May departed from the BBC after a long and laughable thirteen years. However, fear not, the Top Gear trio are still going strong, and they have reinvented their beloved show. The Grand Tour starts on Amazon on the 18th November, so, fellow students, if you haven’t yet got your free six month subscription to Amazon Prime, I suggest you get a wriggle on. As the title suggests, the popular trio will tour the world throughout the twelve episodes.  As the trailer shows, the producers certainly haven’t been frugal in their modes of transport, as we see jet skis, luxury cars, and a tank that appears to blow up a van. We can be sure it is going to be an explosive series.

“I’m gonna kill you. Not today, not tomorrow, but I’m gonna kill you” are Rick’s words to Negan in the trailer for season seven of The Walking Dead. We’ve come a long way since we saw Rick wake up in a hospital bed back in season one, following his progress as he treks round America, battling for survival in a zombie apocalypse. Over a span of nearly one hundred episodes we have seen our beloved cast ‘Fight the Dead’ and ‘Fear the Living’, and last season’s finale certainly lived up to that catchphrase. Season six ended on a jaw-dropping cliff-hanger as viewers were left unsure which beloved character met their death at the end of Negan’s barbed wire baseball bat. One thing we can be certain of, though, is that Rick’s post apocalyptic family certainly won’t be the same again. The Walking Dead is the show to watch this autumn.

Holly Cowan

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