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TV Preview

James previews his picks for what to watch on telly during revision downtime


            Winter is coming once again, my friends! No, you’re not on the wrong page of your calendar – I am, of course, referring to the imminent arrival of Season Four of Game of Thrones. Even after the mighty blood bath that was Season Three, this season is promising to be the bloodiest and most epic outing the show has seen yet. Fans of the books will be well aware of what is going to happen – and who is going to die – in the upcoming ten episodes. I do not intend to spoil the fun for those who still remain blissfully ignorant, though I’m sure they can guess that the scale is going to be apocalyptic. The trailers that have surfaced so far have shown brought expectations for the new season sky high – the consistency of the show’s quality so far makes me confident that these expectations will be met. No doubt we’ll bee seeing another infamous Episode Nine too. The show will be broadcast on HBO starting on April 6th. Anyone with the luxury of Sky TV will be able to watch the episodes as they come. The rest of us will be picking them up on Sky Player.

A much-anticipated new show due to hit the small screen sometime this spring is Fargo. Adapted from the 1996 Coen Brothers’ movie of the same name, the show has all the makings of a black comedy gem. A few short clips have been released online, all of which have revealed little and yet spoken so much – you can find them on Youtube if you want to see exactly what I’m talking about. The show has no UK airdate yet, but it premiers on April 15th in the US, so we should expect it over here before spring is over. Channel 4 is due to be its UK home.