Monthly Archives: February 2013

[cheap pun involving the word “bland”]

The first series of BBC1’s Blandings came to an end yesterday… in much the same way that it began, with plenty of broad buffoonery, occasionally grotesque imagery*, and a few mildly amusing moments scattered sparsely throughout. Blandings Castle served as … Continue reading

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Sherlock-U-Like: Joan As Police Consultant

[Contains sleuthy, violin-eschewing SPOILERS] Back in 2010, I was whining about the fact that no one had tried hooking Sherlock Holmes up with a female Watson, since cult 70s fave They Might Be Giants. Little did I know that just two … Continue reading

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Rabbi Season

A friend of mine recently purchased an iPad, and was bragging about all the TV shows he was able to watch on it, via various digital services. While Ch4 offer a pretty impressive backlog of their old programmes through 4oD, … Continue reading

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“Meanwhile, Back In The Bafta-Cave…”

They were partners-in-crime in The Dark Knight Rises, and now Anne Hathaway and Juno Temple are sisters-in-arms! In the sense that they’re hugging. See? Um… I didn’t really have anything to say here, I just wanted to post that picture.

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Putting The “EE” In Squeee!

I can’t afford to go to the cinema as often as I’d like these days, so I didn’t have much invested in the main awards at the BAFTAs last night. That said, I thought Paloma Faith got things off to … Continue reading

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The SS Silverman Hits A Walberg

I don’t normally watch Graham Norton, but yesterday I read about Mark Wahlberg’s drunken shenanigans on the show, and had to check it out to see how Big S handled the situation. “With aplomb”, would be my assessment… although that’s … Continue reading

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No More “Murder Chicken” or Mind-Forks

When Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 debuted, I foolishly claimed to find the pilot “unfunny and irritating”… but I gave it a chance to grow on me, and I’m very glad I did. The show took a while … Continue reading

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