House of Cards prides itself on being current, so there was no surprise that one of President Underwood’s first actions in Series 5 was to issue a visa ban on countries with support for Islamic terrorists.
ALTHOUGH he's best known for his television hits like Father Ted, Black Books and The IT Crowd, Graham Linehan has also enjoyed considerable acclaim for writing 2011's hit stage adaptation of The Ladykillers.
THIRTY-two years after Margaret Attwood's beloved dystopian novel was published – and 27 years since the Harold Pinter-scripted movie version failed to set box offices alight – comes this excellent TV adaptation which perfectly captures the Canadian author's horrific vision of a USA lost to population crisis-propagated theocraticism.
OK, SO series four wasn't exactly great – but that was because of scheduling difficulties which prevented the main cast from shooting together en masse (the reason for its not always rewarding focus on one character per episode), thus putting the kibosh on the kind of caustic multi-character back-and-forths which made the Bluth family TV comedy gold in the first place.
IT'S happening again – Twin Peaks is back on our screens after 26 years, just one year later than the late lamented Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) promised us in that memorably bizarre 'final' episode back in 1991.
What's coming up for Michael? The series is primarily focussed on Arthur (star and series creator and co-writer Steve Delaney) and his scrapes, but this time Michael's relationship with Sinem has developed a bit more – it's a bit more serious.