Monthly Archives: February 2010

Emma Pierson as “Nell Gwynn”

I’ve never been a big fan of costume dramas or biopics, so my purchase of a second-hand, Dutch edition* of the BBC mini-series Charles II: The Power and the Passion, was motivated entirely by the talent of the players: Duff! … Continue reading

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Shop Smart, Shop Big-S-Mart

Obviously craving and materialism are bad things… traps designed to hinder the soul’s progression towards shiny, shiny Ascension… but, dammit, Sarah Silverman is sorely testing me with a wave of new releases. Aside from the second instalment of SSP Season … Continue reading

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Ms. Maven and Her Biggest Fan!

BBC2 have just started showing the sixth season of Monk, which means that I’ve finally seen Sarah Silverman’s Emmy-nominated turn as ‘Marci Maven’, the OCD detective’s “biggest fan”. I’ve occasionally dipped in and out of the show’s previous seasons, and … Continue reading

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Two Pints of Blood and a Packet of Creeps

I confess, I hadn’t actually finished watching the sixth series of Two Pints when I posted my previous praise of the show. I was assuming, in my ignorance, that it would play out much the same as all the others … Continue reading

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Kathryn Drysdale as ‘Louise’

When Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps first started back in 2001, I couldn’t stand it. For one thing, it featured two refugees from Hollyoaks, which I already despised… and for another, the show was commissioned after … Continue reading

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Fail Britannia

It’s the Brit Awards tonight… but Paloma Faith isn’t nominated in a single category, therefore they are meaningless. In happier news, she’s finally releasing my fave track off the album, “Upside Down“, as a single. Hurrah! Doesn’t make much difference … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Love

To mark this most faux-mantic of weeks, Helena Bonham Carter is fronting a V-Day-themed campaign for the charity Refuge, aimed at educating women about some of the signs of domestic abuse. To quote from the press release: Research shows that … Continue reading

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