Ian Hyland

Ian Hyland
Ian Hyland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Mirror (UK)
Publications: Daily Mirror (UK)

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 No Score Yet You Are What You Wear: Series 1 (TV, 2020) Sadly, this tends to leave no room for criticism - constructive or otherwise. That's fine if you enjoy endless positivity. It seldom makes for entertaining television though. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Bidding Room: Series 1 (TV, 2020) Anyone who reckons there are no new ideas in television should check out this latest mid-afternoon offering from BBC1. And have their suspicions instantly confirmed. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Comedians: Home Alone: Season 1 (TV, 0) Turns out, to borrow the words of Train Guy, almost everyone involved in this isolation creativity hub has added plenty of mind yeast to the thought brewery. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Harry's Heroes: Euro Having a Laugh (TV, 0-2019) Summing up the series, it's tempting to borrow the famous Vinnie Jones line from Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels: "It's been emotional." - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
4/5 80% Brassic: Season 2 (TV, 2019) With a Bank Holiday on the horizon, the really welcome news about this second series is that the whole of it is available to binge in one go. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
4/5 100% The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 6 (TV, 2013) That's the fun of this show though. Like Bake Off, it's all about seeing the end results and wondering whether you could have done any better - or in my case, how much more of a mess I could have made of it. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
5/5 73% Belgravia: Season 1 (TV, 2020) As for Belgravia, if Fellowes could find the time to write another series I would gladly watch it. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
5/5 100% Schitt's Creek: Season 6 (TV, 2015-2020) That's the real beauty of this show. You may feel like you've seen a joke before but nothing ever gets old. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/5 80% Killing Eve: Season 3 (TV, 2018-2020) It has run out of ideas and is now running around in circles. And yet... With Shaw in such captivating form as grieving MI6 spy Carolyn Martens, to cancel Killing Eve now would be to throw the baby out with the bath water. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
4/5 86% Poldark: Season 5 (TV, 2015-2019) Poldark left the show's seven million devoted viewers dangling...it was brilliantly bonkers... - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
4/5 100% Who Do You Think You Are?: Season 16 (TV, 2004-2019) She probably has enough drama in her life...there was certainly plenty of it in this episode. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 80% The Bay: Series 1 (TV, 2019) As tribute acts go The Bay is bubbling up rather nicely... - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
89% Cheat: Season 1 (TV, 2018-2019) Whereas its other current offering - BBC1's Baptiste - is still meandering around and getting nowhere slow after four episodes, Cheat got stuck in straight away. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
100% The Windsors: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2020) It's amazing how new arrivals, actual storylines and better jokes can improve a sitcom's strike rate. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
100% Mum: Series 2 (TV, 2016-2019) This show is one of those you just want everyone to love as much as you do. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
5/5 53% White Dragon: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Last night's opening episode sucked me straight in and ended with a twist that would make even Bodyguard writer Jed Mercurio jealous. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
5/5 100% Fleabag: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2019) There were enough jokes about pedophiles, miscarriages, alcoholics, lewd sex acts and Catholic priests in Fleabag's second series opener to keep the Points Of View postbag bulging for a year. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
54% Mr. Selfridge: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2016) I've rarely seen an actor bring such energy to a role from the outset. It was like a pair of hands had burst out of the screen and gripped your head while a voice yelled, 'You ain't going nowhere buddy!" - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
5/5 100% Women on the Verge: Season 1 (TV, 2018) It was spit-your-tea-across-the-living-room funny. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
83% An Idiot Abroad: An Idiot Abroad 3: The Short Way Round (TV, 2010-2012) Despite my initial fears that this looked like the sort of unwelcome meddling that could kill off a brilliant TV show for good, I have to accept that Gervais may have known what he was doing all along. - Daily Mail (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 33% Bad Move: Series 2 (TV, 2017-2018) It's never going to be a sitcom classic, but the characters are well drawn and there are plenty of laughs. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet No Offence: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2018) The problem is that you could run the risk of overshadowing the heart-stopping stuff with a jokey interlude involving the knicker situation of Joanna Scanlon's brilliant Detective Inspector Viv Deering. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 89% Vanity Fair: Miniseries (TV, 2018) It's the fifth TV adaptation of Thackeray's novel and Palin's fairground cameo instantly made it feel different - almost like he was narrating a fairy tale. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 95% Press: Miniseries (TV, 2018) I'm pleased to report Mike Bartlett's wine radar is very strong. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
71% Wanderlust: Season 1 (TV, 2018) The BBC's most un-BBC drama in years. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 93% Bodyguard: Series 1 (TV, 2018) All I can say is I already do not trust anyone in it - which is exactly what you want from a thriller. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
5/5 50% The Real Marigold Hotel: Season 3 (TV, 2016-2018) Of course, there remains about as much chance of any of this lot retiring to India as there does of Brad Pitt doing Strictly Come Dancing. In which case, I hope they can at least use some of the things they learned out there. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
71% Safe: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Safe is... top-quality TV drama. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
56% Hold the Sunset: Series 1 (TV, 2018) [John] Cleese deserved better. As did Alison Steadman, Anne Reid, Jason Watkins and Joanna Scanlan. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
100% Save Me: Save Me (TV, 2018) What is also not going to happen is me watching the whole series in one sitting. It's far too tense. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
100% Trauma: Series 1 (TV, 2018) Dan's extreme method of forcing the medic to admit his error made for the most nail-biting TV I've seen since the last Line Of Duty finale. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
82% Motherland: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2019) It's one of the best TV comedies I've seen in the last ten years. - Daily Mirror (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017