Monthly Archives: August 2013

White Out

Apparently the BBC took my harsh assessment of The White Queen to heart, and have now gone to the rather extreme measure of “axing” the show! Technically it was never meant to continue as an ongoing series, but if it … Continue reading

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Inmates & Lifemates

[Contains a human-size gerbil-wheel and SPOILERS!!!] Sunday also saw the season six finale of True Blood, which somehow managed to spoil all of the good work that had come before it, with an ill-conceived, mid-episode time-jump. Gah! This cheat was … Continue reading

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Hale, The Red Queen!

It is, of course, terribly unfair to measure the BBC’s The White Queen (which ended last night) against HBO’s Game of Thrones, since one purports to be a serious historical drama, while the other is fictional Fantasy… but I was … Continue reading

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Cute Kristen & Angry Amanda

E4 have started showing Ugly Betty from the beginning, and I remembered reading that Kristen Schaal had a cameo in the pilot episode, so I decided to give it a look-see. Despite being given a character name (and being referenced … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 8: A New Wrinkle

[Contains spinning metal spinal columns and SPOILERS!!!] By the time it came to shoot the eighth season of The X Files, the show’s stars were starting to get itchy feet. After a rather bitter behind-the-scenes dispute over money owed, Duchovny … Continue reading

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Liu-Pei

Shanghai Noon (2000) was on TV t’other day, so I thought I’d take a casual look, just to check out Lucy Liu’s scenes… but I was quickly sucked in by all the comedy-western-chopsocky shenanigans. Liu plays ‘Princess ‘Pei-Pei’, who flees old-timey China to avoid … Continue reading

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Я Могу Петь Радуги

I’m rather behind the curve with this story, but today I discovered a photo of Tilda Swinton flying a rainbow flag outside the Kremlin (and risking 15 days detention in jail), in honour of the LGBT community in Russia, and … Continue reading

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