Cue rating - 8.1/10 8.1/10 8.1/10 “The Putin Interviews” is a four-part, four-hour television series by Oliver Stone. It was first broadcast in 2017. The series was created from several interviews of Vladimir Putin by Oliver Stone between 2015 and 2017. Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to Russian president Vladimir Putin during […]
Cue rating - 8.8/10 8.8/10 8.8/10 “The Vietnam War” is a 2017 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about the Vietnam War. In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features […]
Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10 Writing about “Twin Peaks – The return” without touching on the original series is a tight rope walk I am willing to take because of how different the two entities actually are. I grew up with Twin Peaks; the first incarnation of the show caught me at the right […]
Cue rating - 9.1/10 9.1/10 9.1/10 Netflix’s Marvel Universe TV shows started out brilliantly with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. The two seasons of the “Devil of Hell’s Kitchen” and the one season of JJ were among the best shows of the respective seasons. However the next shows, Luke Cage and Iron Fist took a dip […]
Cue rating - 8.6/10 8.6/10 8.6/10 Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. After spending two gripping seasons on the story of Pablo Escobar and the efforts of DEA agents […]
Cue rating - 9.4/10 9.4/10 9.4/10 The Mist is an American science fiction-horror thriller television series developed by Christian Torpe for Spike. It is based on the horror novella of the same name by author Stephen King. An unexplained mist slowly envelops the town of Bridgeville, Maine, creating an almost impenetrable barrier to visibility. The […]
Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10 Last year, the “Game of thrones” score ended up as my favourite score of the year; the music of season 6 was nothing short of exceptional and I would put Ramin Djawadi’s composition among the best TV scores of the decade so far, this is how much it moved […]
Cue rating - 9.6/10 9.6/10 9.6/10 “The Defiant Ones” tells of the unbreakable bond of trust and friendship between music legends Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, two street-smart men from different worlds who together defied traditional wisdom and transformed contemporary culture in the process. Filmed over a three-year period by director Allen Hughes, the four-part […]
Cue rating - 9.1/10 9.1/10 9.1/10 “Fargo” is an American black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created and primarily written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the eponymous 1996 film written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series alongside Hawley. The series premiered on April 15, […]
Cue rating - 9.7/10 9.7/10 9.7/10 “Genius” is an American anthology period drama television series produced by National Geographic, developed by Noah Pink and Kenneth Biller, which premiered on April 25, 2017. The first season follows the life of Albert Einstein, from his early years, through his time as a patent clerk, to his later […]
Cue rating - 9.2/10 9.2/10 9.2/10 Every year there are about 1500 film, TV or game scores released; regardless of the movies that will come out and of the host of amazing composers our there, at the start of each year there are just two soundtracks that I wait for with unbridled anticipation, both of […]
Cue rating - 9.6/10 9.6/10 9.6/10 “Broadchurch” is a British television crime drama broadcast on ITV. It was created and written by Chris Chibnall and produced by Kudos Film and Television, Shine America, and Imaginary Friends. The first series focused on the murder of an 11 year old boy while the second one dealt with […]
Cue rating - 9.2/10 9.2/10 9.2/10 “Unforgotten” is a British television crime drama, first broadcast on ITV on 8 October 2015. The series was created and written by Chris Lang, and follows two London detectives, DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) and DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar), as they work together to solve cold cases involving […]
Cue rating - 9.7/10 9.7/10 9.7/10 “Penny Dreadful” is a British-American horror drama television series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. The series draws […]
Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 “Penny Dreadful” is a British-American horror drama television series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. The series draws […]
Cue rating - 9.5/10 9.5/10 9.5/10 “Legion” is an American cable television series created for FX by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character David Haller. It is connected to the X-Men film series, the first television series to do so, and is produced by FX Productions in association with Marvel Television. Hawley serves […]
Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10 “The Man in the High Castle” is an American dystopian alternative history television series produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free, Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and Big Light Productions.The series is loosely based on the 1962 novel of the same name by American science fiction author Philip K. Dick. […]
Cue rating - .3/10 .3/10 0.3/10 “The Man in the High Castle” is an American dystopian alternative history television series produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free, Headline Pictures, Electric Shepherd Productions and Big Light Productions.The series is loosely based on the 1962 novel of the same name by American science fiction author Philip K. Dick. […]
Cue rating - 9.5/10 9.5/10 9.5/10 “Outlander” is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Developed by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Sony Pictures Television and Left Bank Pictures for Starz, the show premiered on August 9, 2014. It stars Caitriona Balfe as […]
Cue rating - 8.3/10 8.3/10 8.3/10 “Ray Donovan” is an American television crime drama series created by Ann Biderman for Showtime. The show takes place in Los Angeles, California, where Irish-American Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber), originally from South Boston, works for the powerful law firm Goldman & Drexler, representing the rich and famous. Donovan is […]
Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10 “Stranger things” will undoubtedly be the most talked about and appreciated TV show of 2016. Netflix really managed to deliver a fantastic throw back to 1983 which awoke feelings of joy, nostalgia and love for millions of people. I of course was not impervious to its charm as I […]
Cue rating - 9.1/10 9.1/10 9.1/10 “The Musketeers” is a BBC period action drama programme based on the characters from Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Three Musketeers and co-produced by BBC America and BBC Worldwide. In 1630s Paris, Athos, Aramis and Porthos are a group of highly trained musketeers commanded by Captain Treville who meet d’Artagnan, […]
Cue rating - 9/10 9/10 9.0/10 “The Musketeers” is a BBC period action drama programme based on the characters from Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Three Musketeers and co-produced by BBC America and BBC Worldwide. In 1630s Paris, Athos, Aramis and Porthos are a group of highly trained musketeers commanded by Captain Treville who meet d’Artagnan, […]
Cue rating - 8.7/10 8.7/10 8.7/10 “Halt and Catch Fire” is an American period drama television series created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, that premiered on AMC on June 1, 2014. The series is set in the Silicon Prairie of Texas, starting in 1983, and depicts a fictionalized insider’s view of the personal […]
Cue rating - 9.4/10 9.4/10 9.4/10 “Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar”is a novel written by Jules Verne in 1876. Critics, including Leonard S. Davidow, writing from Reading, Pennsylvania, in his 1937 introduction to The Spencer Press reprint as a volume in its “Classic Romances of Literature” series consider it one of Verne’s best […]
Cue rating - 10/10 10/10 10.0/10 People will remember the summer of 2016 just like me and millions of others remember 1983: with love and an impossible level of nostalgia. Why? Because of a little Netflix show called “Stranger things”, a series that charmed every single viewer and was the most talked about show of […]
Cue rating - 8.8/10 8.8/10 8.8/10 The second season of the American web television series Daredevil, which is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, follows Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night, crossing paths with the deadly Frank Castle / Punisher along with the return of […]
Either way, rush to get this one. For me, halfway through 2016, it’s the score of the year.
Cue rating - 8.9/10 8.9/10 8.9/10 “And Then There Were None” is a 2015 British-American mystery drama thriller television serial based on Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name. On a hot day in late August sometime in the late 1930s eight people, all strangers to each other, are invited to a small, isolated island […]
Cue rating - 8/10 8/10 8.0/10 “Marcella” is a British crime noir detective series. Former detective Marcella Backland is devastated when her husband leaves her and their two children. He is a legal adviser to DTG construction, property developers, effectively controlled by the Gibson family. When she is visited by a senior detective on the […]
Cue rating - 8.2/10 8.2/10 8.2/10 “11.22.63” is an American science fiction thriller limited series based on the book 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and consisting of eight episodes. The series is executive produced by J. J. Abrams, King, Bridget Carpenter and Bryan Burk,. Jake Epping (James Franco), a recently divorced English teacher from Maine, is […]
Cue rating - 8.3/10 8.3/10 8.3/10 “The Expanse” is an American space opera / mystery science fiction drama television series on Syfy, based on the series of novels by James S. A. Corey. Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, it follows United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective […]
Cue rating - 9.3/10 9.3/10 9.3/10 Marvel’s Jessica Jones, or simply “Jessica Jones”, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise, and is the […]
For me, a score like the one Mac Quayle wrote is very welcomed because it’s thought provoking.
“Kattenoog” (“Cat’s eye” in English) is a Belgian TV show. The fiction series takes place in Catseye, a small and characteristic village at the edge of a mysterious lake. In the village dominated for years a horror mystery, which the Horror Club was created. Their task is clear: the village and protect the inhabitants of […]
To me Martin Phipps’ “War and peace” is a stunning and unique composition
The score wasn’t written to make for a spectacular standalone listen; it was created to enhance the experience of watching the movie.
Cue rating - 9.6/10 9.6/10 9.6/10 “The Shannara Chronicles” is an American fantasy drama television series created by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. It is an adaptation of the Shannara series of fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Sword of Shannara Trilogy. It’s a series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the […]
“Fargo year 2” was more lively and varied than the first season and did a great job expanding the musical universe of the show.
“Duell der Brueder: Die geschichte von Adidas un Puma” (in English “Duel of the brothers; the history of Adidas and Puma” is an RTL TV event about the two German brothers who started two of the most famous sports clothing companies ever. I’ve always been fascinated with this story and with the fact that they […]
If you like easy listening big band music or jazzy moments, this one will be for you. It’s relaxing like a summer’s day spent at the countryside
The music from season 4 of “House of cards” is just another volume in what has already become for me one of the most beautiful, fascinating and addictive TV soundscapes ever.
Victor Reyes provides the dark and silky canvas for a gripping thriller to develop on.
„E-Ring” is a 2005 American television military drama, created by Ken Robinson and David McKenna and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Major Jim Tisnewski, until recently an active special forces commando, takes up a Pentagon job as assistant of US Army colonel Eli McNulty. He now must learn to battle the Pentagon way against politicians […]
With every new score from Silva Screen Records I am getting more and more drawn to the British TV world. I love what this record label is doing and I am grateful to them for inviting me in this poignant and elegant musical world.
I wish Max Richter would write more film and TV scores. I feel like one or two every year is not enough from this extraordinarily gifted composer. For me he is the one who carries the torch of minimalistic ambient music and ads an extra layer to it
“Love” is a Netflix original TV show which follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. LOVE is created, written […]
The composer creates a musical world as rich and rewarding as the on screen world of the TV show and this collection of scores will be part of his legacy
If in the first volume the power was in the smaller cues for smaller episodes, the second volume is all about the big mythology moments.
Trying to get some sort of order in my words while reviewing this release is hard. So many thoughts, sensations, memories and desires clash in my head and come out like puzzle pieces. The joy of hearing the music meets the wave of memories from watching the episodes and the result could be interpreted as rambling. This is a fan boy’s review and it should be treated accordingly.