Sky1’s new post-apocalyptic drama series arrives with some pretty heady credentials. Directed by ‘Iron Man’ helmer Jon ‘Favs’ Favreau and exec-produced by the preternaturally busy JJ Abrams (‘Lost’, the big screen ‘Star Trek’ reboot, etc.), and starring the supremely cool Billy Burke (‘Twilight’) and Giancarlo Esposito (the nosy FBI agent from ‘The Usual Suspects’) as his evil opposite number, it sounds like it should all pretty much take care of itself.
A bizarre – and as yet very hazily delineated – global event has banjaxed all electrical systems (including, oddly, battery power) and sent humankind back to the Stone Age. Cue bands of marauding gangs asset-stripped from ‘Mad Max’ and ‘The Road’, a band of rag-tag heroes pulled out of ‘The Walking Dead’ and a black-clad ruling militia plucked wholesale from any ’80s video shelf.
The lead character, meanwhile, is a plucky blonde girl with a $1,000 leather jacket and longbow who will be mightily familiar to anyone who’s seen ‘The Hunger Games’. Derivative, dated, poorly scripted, opportunistic and plodding – episode two follows at 10pm for those with too much time on their hands.
The Sports Edit
The first physical store for UK sportswear stockists The Sports Edit, who provide a variety of international brands in sleek, west London premises. Launched in 2015, TSE set out to find sportswear beyond the big brand names that blends quality and enduring fabrics with style. Some of the names they've brought back to the UK with them include mesh-loving New Yorkers Michi, Australia's 2XU, who make clothes in 48 different fabrics, and Londoners Salt, who are exclusively stocked by TSE. Both women and men will find something to suit them here, especially for running, gym workouts, yoga and pilates.
Venue says: “Our new spring/summer 2017 collection is here! Discover what the finest activewear in the world has to offer for the new season.”