Monthly Archives: June 2013

The FBI’s Most Unwanted 3: “Smart Is Sexy”

[Contains leash-dropping, doggy-losing SPOILERS!!!] Season Three of The X-Files saw some pretty momentous changes in the life of our heroine, ‘Special Agent Dana Scully’: First her hippy-dippy sister ‘Melissa’ was killed in a botched assassination attempt on her own life… then … Continue reading

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You Can Look, But Don’t Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch…

For all its flaws, The Rocky Horror Picture Show remains one of my Top Five Fave Films… while its sorta-sequel Shock Treatment produced a great soundtrack album, even if it didn’t really hang together as a movie… and “Little” Nell … Continue reading

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VP-Hell 2: The Softening?

Although frequently hilarious, there was something slightly dispiriting about the first season of Veep, which (much like its British forebear, The Thick Of It) left me feeling slightly empty and depressed once the laughter had died down. Strangely, that wasn’t … Continue reading

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“Can You Spare A Square?”

[Contains puffy-shirt eschewing SPOILERS!!!] Last week I went out on a shopping spree with my b-day money, and came back with all sorts of goodies… including two more Seinfeld boxsets! Hurrah! My collection is almost complete now… so, at some … Continue reading

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Miss-Management

Normally I wouldn’t take any pleasure in seeing one of my fave actresses getting fired from a cushy sitcom gig… but I couldn’t help feeling relieved when I read the news that Selma Blair has been released from the soul-sapping … Continue reading

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Areida Abandoned

[Contains desegregated sword-and-sorcery SPOILERS!] Picture this: A gorgeous young woman is put under a spell which compels her to follow every command she’s given without question or pause, and even to forget what’s she’s seen, heard and done while under … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 2: Belly Up!

[Contains inconveniently procreating SPOILERS!!!] Often an actress’s ill-timed pregnancy can scupper a perfectly good series, by literally benching one of its main characters and forcing the production team to draft in an inferior substitute. Well, I say “often”, but I’m … Continue reading

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The Wed & The Dead

[Contains blind-siding, bushwhacking SPOILERS!!!] And so we come to the end of another, all-too-brief season of Game of Thrones… one which may well finish with far fewer viewers than it began, after the tragic and traumatic events in the penultimate … Continue reading

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Put A (Pickled) Bird On It!

I don’t really understand how or why these “Keep Calm…” parodies became so prevalent (even my mother has a cooler bag emblazoned with “Keep Cool And Carry”), and some of the wordplay can be pretty painful to read… but I had … Continue reading

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Before the Buzzshark

As I’ve said before, I believe that Never Mind the Buzzcocks lost its bite when it started dropping a random assortment of unqualified “celebs” into the host’s chair, to limply read quips from the teleprompter. These days, it’s nothing more … Continue reading

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