Monthly Archives: May 2014

As Advertised

I saw the first episode of Penny Dreadful a couple of weeks ago, but didn’t blog about it because I was left feeling rather ambivalent about the show, and I was curious to see where the various plot-threads might be … Continue reading

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Send In The Cavalry!

[Contains a surprisingly well-stocked bar and SPOILERS!!!] I was quite impressed/excited when I saw that Ch4 would be showing episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. here in the UK, a mere week after their American broadcast… though that excitement dimmed a … Continue reading

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Early Okonedo

This week I happened upon two of Sophie Okonedo’s earliest on-screen appearances, in two very different pieces: First up was Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), which saw Jim Carrey reprising his break-out role to diminishing returns (creatively and comedically, … Continue reading

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Bygone Bron

Last Sunday, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, BBC2 broadcast The Comedy Vaults, an hour-long collection of clips from rare, or entirely unseen programmes, including early appearances by some of the biggest names in comedy, past and present. To … Continue reading

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Too Bad (Better To Come?)

In last week’s episode of Bad Teacher, the characters found themselves facing a teacher-evaluation day, with the threat of budget-tightening redundancies hanging over their heads. They all managed to pass muster and hang on to their jobs (phew!)… but the … Continue reading

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Spex Appeal II: The Amy Shaming

To celebrate Star Wars Day* last week, a “geeky” online clothing retailer named Black Milk chose to post this inflammatory image (left) on their Facebook page, for all to enjoy. When a few followers, who also claimed to be long-time … Continue reading

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Patricide

Once again, I feel a little guilty about revelling in people’s redundancies… but a petty little part of me couldn’t help cheering when I read that the sitcom Dads had been cancelled. Of course, many haters were calling for it … Continue reading

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