Monthly Archives: April 2012

MAP: Mildly Amusing Programme

While I was busy raving about Stevie TV yesterday, I forgot to mention that a new British celebrity-spoof-sketch-show, starring Morgana Robinson, began on Friday night… Ch4’s Very Important People. Now, it probably isn’t fair to compare the two shows, but who … Continue reading

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STVTVVH1S01

Desperate for something to watch over lunch, I decided to check out the pilot of a VH1 sketch show called Stevie TV… and by the time the closing credits rolled along I was totally hooked! In fact I ended up … Continue reading

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Folk You

The other major find I found while scrounging around the charity shops last week was the first season of Flight of the Conchords for just three pounds! Bonza! Having already given the lie to the notion that the second season … Continue reading

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Upsy-Daisy 2: Waking The Pies

[Contains chocolate-cake-eschewing SPOILERS!!!] Last week I picked up some awesome bargains while scrounging around the charity shops… chief among them being the second season boxset of Pushing Daisies for just five English pounds! Hurrah! The only downside to this find, … Continue reading

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VP-Hell

Last night saw the premiere of Veep, HBO’s new sitcom focussing on a fictional U.S. vice president, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and her support staff, headed by Anna Chlumsky. Well, I say it’s a “new” show, but it will all … Continue reading

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Blogginlägg | Blog Indlæg

Last night saw the BBC4 premiere of The Bridge (aka “Bron/Broen”), a shiny new Nordic crime thriller, conceived and cast as a Swedish and Danish co-production. Without wishing to give away too many spoilers, the first episode opens with a dead … Continue reading

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Walkie, No Talkie

[Contains sun-baked SPOILERS!!!] When I set my digibox to record Walkabout (1971) the other day, I was expecting it to be a straight “outback survival” drama… kinda like Rabbit Proof Fence, only with school blazers and posh English accents. In … Continue reading

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An Autumn Girl

Y’know how sometimes you’ll see a movie poster proudly proclaiming that a new release is “from the producer of…” something else, and you’ll shrug and chuckle to yourself, because, seriously, what does that actually tell you about the movie itself? … Continue reading

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>Insert Grief Here<

[Contains rain-soaked SPOILERS!] I suppose all film-makers are “manipulators”, in the sense that they use words, pictures and music to make their audience care deeply about imaginary people. Some do it subtly and smartly, earning the tears and laughter honestly… … Continue reading

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Dead & Buried?

[Contains tyre-squealin’, engine-revvin’ SPOILERS!!!] I got very excited when I read that the 4th movie in the “solving-crimes-with-street-car-racing” series, Fast & Furious (2009), would see the original cast reuniting… but I was far less thrilled when I learned that the premature … Continue reading

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