Monthly Archives: July 2014

Laugh-A-Rooney

The major problem with trying to follow American sitcoms as they air in their home land is that seasons can be dragged out for prolonged periods of time, with pesky hiatuses occurring without warning, due to sports events and political … Continue reading

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Bad TV, Great T&A (Climax!)

[Contains SPOILERS… though I’m not sure why anyone would care at this point…] The televisual version of Bad Teacher was cancelled after just three episodes, and officially removed from the schedules back in May… but CBS have been burning off … Continue reading

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Helter Skelter 2: Makin’ Cous-Cous

[Contains three missing shotgun shells and SPOILERS!!!] I hadn’t intended to watch the second series of Spiral (aka Engrenages) (2008) so soon after the first, but we’re having a bit of a heatwave here in the UK, and this is … Continue reading

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Helter Skelter 1: Not A Nice Man

Foolishly, I didn’t start watching the Parisian police-and-legal-drama Spiral (aka Engrenages) until the fourth series aired on BBC4, but I recently picked up the first series (2005) on DVD, to see how it all began! The thing I really love … Continue reading

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Marred

[Contains sad skateboard rides and SPOILERS!!!] I was quite excited about FX’s new sitcom Married when I first saw its cast list, but perhaps I should have paid more attention to the creator credit, which went to Andrew Gurland, a … Continue reading

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“Roll, Roll, Roll In Ze Hay!”

At the time of its release Young Frankenstein (1974) scored rave reviews, not to mention bringing in big bucks at the box office, and it’s since been enshrined as one of the greatest comedies of all time. I’m not going … Continue reading

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[Contains insect particulates and SPOILERS!!] Working through the first season of Drop Dead Diva (2009), I couldn’t help feeling like I was watching two separate shows… one of which was far more successful than the other. The basic premise of … Continue reading

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