TMHE – Episode #55: “Rest in Peace, Anne Rice” (1941-2021) – a tribute

In this episode Mark pays tribute to one of the most prolific authors of gothic fiction, the American author Anne Rice – who it was sadly announced has passed away due to complications following a stroke at the age of 80. Anne was incredibly inspirational to her many readers and fans of her books, most notably her “The Vampire Chronicles” series of novels, and she influenced many other artists and authors in so many ways – including Mark himself. Rest in Peace, Anne Rice – October 4, 1941 – December 11, 2021.

Episode #48: Dexter: New Blood – Episode 4: H is for Hero, a review

In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of “Dexter: New Blood” – Episode 3: “H is for Hero”, which is also the 100th episode of the series “Dexter” overall – in which Dexter becomes concerned about his son, Harrison, following an attack at their high school.

TMHE – Episode #46: Dexter: New Blood – Episode 3: Smoke Signals, a review

In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of “Dexter: New Blood” – Episode 3: “Smoke Signals” – in which Dexter finds himself still attempting to stay one step ahead of the investigation into the missing person’s case of the young man he killed, but he appears to be finding it harder to cover his tracks in Iron Lake, NY, than it was for him in Miami – mostly because his girlfriend, Angela Bishop (Julia Jones), is leading the investigation and is determined to assist Kurt Caldwell (Clancy Brown) in finding out what happened to his son. Also, Harrison enrols at the local high school and joins the wrestling team, and also gets closer to Angela’s daughter, Audrey Bishop (Johnny Sequoyah).

TMHE – Episode #43: Parks and Recreation (TV series), a review

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite TV shows: the American political satire mockumentary sitcom television series”Parks and Recreation”, created by Greg Daniels and Michael Shur, which originally aired from April 9, 2009, to February 24, 2015, consisting of 125 episodes, over seven seasons. The series stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana, and along with an ensemble cast – including Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Audrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir, and Retta – we follow the personal and professional ups and downs of the characters of the show as they interact with one another, live their lives, find their true calling, and follow their dreams.

TMHE – Episode #42: Dexter: New Blood – Episode 2: Storm of ****, a review

In this episode Mark talks about the latest episode of “Dexter: New Blood” – Episode #2: “Storm of ****” – in which Dexter/Jim Lindsay (played by Michael C. Hall) has to cover up from the events of last episode, during which his “Dark Passenger” resurfaced after 10 years of being dormant and which lead to the killing of a local young man.

TMHE – Episode #40: Dexter: New Blood – Episode 1: Cold Snap, a review

In this episode Mark does a spoiler review of the first episode of the American crime drama mystery miniseries “Dexter: New Blood” – Episode 1: “Cold Snap”. Set ten years after the events of the original series finale, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) has moved to the town of Iron Lake, New York, where he is hiding and living under the name of Jim Lindsay, a local shopkeeper, and has developed a relationship with the town’s chief of police, Angela Bishop (played by Julia Jones), and for the most part he has been able to suppress his serial killer urges and live a normal life – but who sees the ghost of his dead sister, Debra Morgan (played by Jennifer Carpenter), who warns Dexter to not bring attention to himself for fear of being discovered for who and what he really is. However, when a series of incidents around the town cause Dexter’s “Dark Passenger” to reassert itself he finds himself returning to old habits and with the arrival of a new young man in town who seems to be very interested in him, Dexter also has to face up to someone from past and choose whether to push them away or accept them as his own.

Episode #35: ‘Doctor Who’ – S8, E4: “Listen” (2014), a review

In this episode Mark does a review of one of his favourite episodes from one of his favourite TV series: ‘Doctor Who’ – S8, E4: “Listen” (2014) written by Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Starring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald.

Episode #32: “Squid Game” (TV series), a review

In this episode Mark does a review of the critically acclaimed South Korean survival drama Netflix television series “Squid Game”. The series centres on a contest in which 456 players, from all different walks of life but who each are deeply in debt, participate in a set of children’s games for the chance to win a ₩45.6 billion prize – however the penalty for losing in a game is death, which leads to an intense experience for every player as they fight to stay alive and make it to the end of the game so that they can be the sole winner of the prize money.

Episode #27: “The Many Saints of Newark” (2021 film) *Spoilers*

In this episode Mark talks about the 2021 American crime film “The Many Saints of Newark” directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase and Lawrence Konner. A prequel to David Chase’s HBO crime drama TV series “The Sopranos”, the film stars Michael Gandolfini, Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen, Michela De Rossi, John Magaro, Ray Liotta, and Vera Farmiga. Set in the 1960s and 1970s in Newark, New Jersey, using the 1967 riots in the city as a backdrop for tensions between the Italian-American and African-American communities, the film follows the teenage years of Tony Soprano in the midst of a violent gang war his uncle and family are involved in.