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.
Flesh and Bone is an American drama television miniseries created by Moira Walley-Beckett. The founder and temperamental artistic director of the American Ballet Company, Paul Grayson (Ben Daniels) is determined to make it rank among the world’s best artistic institutions. As the company’s aging prima ballerina, Kiira (Irina Dvorovenko) struggles with an injury, Grayson believes […]
“Deutschland 83” is an eight-episode German television series starring Jonas Nay as a 24-year-old native of East Germany who in 1983 is sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi. Hiding in plain sight in the West German army, he must gather the secrets of NATO military strategy. Everything is new, nothing […]
“Childhood’s End” is a 1953 science fiction novel by the British author Arthur C. Clarke. The story follows the peaceful alien invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture. Syfy produced a miniseries from this book in […]
“Marvel’s Agent Carter”, or simply Agent Carter, is an American television series created for ABC by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, inspired by the films Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), […]
“Saints & strangers” is a National Geographic mini series about the Voyage of the Mayflower and the first year of The Pilgrims in America. This is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, […]
Another week, another release form Silva Screen Records of a British TV series score, and they should just keep them coming. I love what this label is doing because the British TV medium deserves to be musically explored in depth. This time it’s “Humans”, a British-American science fiction television series, with the first season debuting […]
“The Knick” is a special kind of medical drama which I didn’t get a chance to dive into yet. In New York City in 1900, the Knickerbocker Hospital operates with innovative surgeons, nurses and staff who have to overcome the limitations of the then-current medical understanding and practice, to prevent staggeringly high mortality rates. Dr. […]
I don’t remember how or where but I remember I caught quite enough episodes of the PBS show “Wild America” over the years. It was one of the most popular wildlife series on PBS and in production from 1982 thru 1994 on PBS Television. 120 episodes. Many of the 260 PBS stations chose to broadcast […]
We’ve gotten quite a few BBC drams scores this year and I’ve enjoyed almost every one. It’s time now for “Doctor Foster”, a drama with an intelligent, empowered woman at its center – one with a huge battle on her hands, both in her personal and professional life. Danish composer Frans Bak wrote the score […]
“An Inspector Calls” is one of four literary dramas that the BBC has ordered as part of their season on classic 20th century literature. J.B. Priestley’s play was adapted for TV by Helen Edmunson. It is directed by Aisling Walsh (A Poet in New York) and stars David Thewlisas as Inspector, Ken Stott as Arthur […]