Monthly Archives: June 2013

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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Unreliable Roomers

Frankly, I’m flummoxed by the scheduling of the new series of Ch4’s Four Rooms. The third series began airing on the 29th of April, in an intermittent afternoon slot, which was frequently pre-empted by horse-racing and other such tedious crap. … Continue reading

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Tara-fying

[Contains grave-spooning SPOILERS!] In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of sexy, goth-y vampires with wonky accents… so thank goodness for the fifth season of True Blood! Actually, it seems slightly silly to talk about this show … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted (Supplementary)

[Contains scene-stealing SPOILERS!!!] Besides the eminent Gillian Anderson, there were plenty noteworthy actresses playing supporting roles in the first season of The X-Files: Claire Stansfield appeared as the eponymous ‘Jersey Devil’ in ep #1.4… mostly naked except for some mud … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted

I wasn’t actively searching for boxsets of The X-Files, but when I saw the first season on sale for four pounds in a charity shop, I couldn’t resist it. According to the handy booklet that comes with these discs, the … Continue reading

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