Giles Smith

Giles Smith
Giles Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK)
Publications: Times (UK)

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
60% Blue Peter: Season 1 (TV, 2018) The world of entertainment moves on, and people's dreams move with it, but the Blue Peter guys are still out there, bravely determined to put themselves between our ten-year-olds and the oncoming army of iffy YouTubers. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
83% Cunk on Britain: Season 1 (TV, 2018) No cliché of the barnstorming history doc was left unexploded. This was television about television, which these days is frequently the funniest kind of television. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
89% Don't Forget The Driver: Series 1 (TV, 2019) Don't Forget the Driver is an exquisitely made comedy drama -- more drama than comedy in these early stages, and bleak as hell. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
57% The Widow: Season 1 (TV, 2019) [The writers] are, at the very least, on familiar ground here. And they know how to bang a vertiginous cliffhanger on to the end of each episode to keep you going. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
100% Fleabag: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2019) A work of genius. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
No Score Yet Famous and Fighting Crime: Series 1 (TV, 2019) It was also clear that we were witnessing an exposure to risk that was at a different level for this kind of programme. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
90% Endeavour: Series 6 (TV, 2013) It's ageing -- and in a slightly discomforting way for the viewer. As the old saying has it, you know you're getting old when the policemen in the spin-off prequels stop looking young. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
95% Catastrophe: Season 4 (TV, 2015-2019) Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney seem to have decided that four series of their sublimely delusion-free comedy about modern marriage are enough. They're so wrong. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
100% Travels in Trumpland With Ed Balls: Series 1 (TV, 2018) Nevertheless, [the Trump] base seems to be holding firm, so there would be a value in continuing to mull over what appeals to them. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
81% Poldark: Season 4 (TV, 2015-2019) It's a deep joy to be transported so effortlessly to a time when you could stand reflectively on a Cornish clifftop in an ankle-length cloak...and not see half of southwest London spread out on the beaches below you. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
60% Our Shirley Valentine Summer: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Imagine Love Island, but featuring women in middle age who have lived a bit, loved and lost, and who have certainly heard of Brexit. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
No Score Yet Inside the Factory: Season 4 (TV, 2015) It has been enlightening with this series to see Gregg working in big spaces and operating at a volume that the tight and fussy confines of MasterChef simply don't allow him. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018