Monthly Archives: March 2014

Meh-moir

A few weeks ago, I picked up a case-less copy of Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) in a charity shop… and while I was reading up on Samantha Futerman for yesterday’s post, I realised she was in the cast, and … Continue reading

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Toilet Babies & Cake Trains

I’d never even heard of Kroll Show (or its star, Nick Kroll) before the second season started airing in January, but when I saw that Lucy Punch was going to appear in the opening episode, I thought I should give … Continue reading

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“Eyes Closed. Head First. Can’t Lose.”

This week saw the season finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a very funny workplace sitcom that also functioned as an engaging police procedural, and boasted an admirably diverse cast, thanks to a conscious effort by the writers to reflect the New York borough in which their … Continue reading

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Fargate: FG-1

[Contains plagues, pestilence, and SPOILERS!!!] While I was working through the previous season of Stargate: SG-1, I kept thinking I should give more credit to Amanda Tapping, who’s delivered consistently strong and charming performances across all eight seasons, in both … Continue reading

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That Girl’s On Fire!

[Contains distractingly straw-like wigs and SPOILERS!!!] Having slept through Harry Potter’s heyday, I decided it was high time I hopped on the Hunger Games train, before it departed the station entirely… While I can think of several good-to-great films with … Continue reading

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Road Runner

Doing my weekly Google News trawl, I was excited to read that ABC Family had ordered a pilot for a new drama series created by Karen DiConcetto and Bert V. Royal (who’s probably best known for writing teen comedy Easy … Continue reading

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The Book Of Kevin

Back in my student days, one of our writing tutors cautioned us against using our characters as mouthpieces for our own opinions and attitudes… a caution I’ve since chosen to ignore, for the sake of satire. Life is short, and … Continue reading

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