Michael Noble is a freelance writer from the English Midlands. He has a BA in History and Politics and an MA in Victorian Studies. He writes about American TV for British people and about British TV for American people. In truth, he's glad of readers wherever they come from. He Tweets, sporadically, at https://twitter.com/Contact_Light
"Sarge, should we hate the Jerries?": Examining 'Charley's War' | 20 Nov 2014 // 3:48 AM
There is a corner of the British comics industry that is forever devoted to the portrayal of warfare.
'Blackadder' and the Case for the Defense of Anachronism | 25 Nov 2013 // 8:14 PM
Anachronism so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a weasel.
'World War One: The Centenary Collection' Remembers, But Does Not Memorialize, the War | 13 Nov 2014 // 8:30 PM
Rather than recapitulating the faux sentiment of veterans' poppies, BBC's Centenary Collection gives viewers a chance to really understand WWI.
'Sarah and Duck: Doubles (Vol. 2)' Is a Whimsical Throwback to the '70s | 18 Sep 2014 // 8:10 PM
Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear.
'Ripper Street' Is a Smart, Witty and Humane Drama | 13 Mar 2014 // 12:00 AM
Ripper Street's greatest strength is to avoid direct reference to the killings as an investigative project and to treat them as traumatic events from which its characters are trying to recover.
Can the Living and the Dead Coexist? 'In the Flesh', They Must | 27 Mar 2013 // 12:00 AM
The State must do no harm to its citizens -- even its undead citizens. Thus, members of this society must integrate.
If Technology Is a Drug, What are the Side-Effects? 'Black Mirror: Series 2' | 21 Mar 2013 // 12:00 AM
The future is already around us and that means facing up to its horrors as much as its delights.