Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd grew up in Texas, but trust him, he's a Kiwi. Elsewhere, he is Gaming Editor at Badass Digest; co-director of Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws; improviser, cat person and burrito fiend. Follow: @mistertodd

Television
Feb 16, 2016

How Better Call Saul cured prequelitis and stood on its own slippery feet

The story of how loser lawyer Jimmy McGill became legal superstar Saul Goodman returns to Lightbox tonight for its second season. Andrew Todd looks at how Better Call Saul avoided the curse of the prequel.

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Television
Nov 24, 2014

Sci Fi Week – Music Monday: Having Faith in Star Trek's "Faith No More"

This is Sci-Fi week at The Spinoff – we're running a bunch of content devoted to the most ambitious genre of them all. First up: Andrew Todd defends the much-hated theme song to …

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Television
Nov 3, 2014

The Genres That Came In From The Cold: The Zone Debuts

For decades fans of pulpy TV genres like sci-fi and fantasy have made do with a few mainstream hits, a lot of late nights and many what-ifs. That changes with …

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Television
Oct 31, 2014

How Horror Impaled The Small Screen

Horror had a fairly minor place on television until the last decade, when it rose from the grave. Andrew Todd looks at what has driven its revival.// Horror on television, like …

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Television
Oct 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday: A First Draft Of Genius – Blackadder’s Unaired Pilot

Andrew Todd watches the unaired pilot of Blackadder, one of English comedy's foundation stones, and finds a very rough draft with shards of brilliance. // Blackadder is a cultural keystone as vital …

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Sep 22, 2014

Doing it Wright

Spaced birthed one of today's most celebrated comedy directors, writes Andrew Todd.// Some shows come along as fully-formed works in the own rights. Others are flawed beasts that don’t quite hit …

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