Monthly Archives: August 2014

Falls Finished

The first season of Jennifer Falls finale’d out last week, but it’s taken me a while to catch up… and I can’t say I was in that much of a hurry about it. The bestie banter between Jaime Pressly and … Continue reading

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Back Ally 1: Ip

[Contains cunningly-deployed nose-whistles and SPOILERS!!!] In an effort to declutter my room, I’ve set about trying to weed out the dead weight in my DVD collection… which is how I came to rewatch the first season of Ally McBeal (1997), … Continue reading

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Stoners & Snoggers

As a Brit, I wasn’t able to watch the Emmy Awards ceremony this week (or rather, I couldn’t be bothered downloading the whole thing, just for a few moments of interest), so I’m grateful to HelloGiggles for posting a handy summation … Continue reading

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Anaemic

[Contains cheesy shopping-channel pitches and SPOILERS!!!] Watching the first episode of the final season of True Blood, it slowly dawned on me that I didn’t really care what happened to anyone in Bon Temps anymore… except maybe ‘Arlene’ (Carrie Preston), … Continue reading

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“It Doesn’t Matter… It’s Just A Dead Bird.”

[Contains shiny spectacle-lenses and SPOILERS!!!] If you programmed a low-capacity computer to write and direct a Shyamalan-esque supernatural thriller, it would probably spit out something like Red Lights (2012), in which the characters speak and behave like faulty replicants, the … Continue reading

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“Rubbish Robots From The Dawn Of Time!”

Generally speaking, I couldn’t give a toss about Doctor Who… all of my friends seem to love it, and it’s remarkably close to the sort of thing I should like, but there’s always been something about it that annoys me. … Continue reading

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A Is For Alright

Apparently Cristin Milioti decided to follow up her barnstorming appearance in the final season of How I Met Your Mother by co-starring in another high-concept sitcom with a predestined romance, featuring heavy voice-over narration! According to the omniscient Katey Sagal, … Continue reading

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“Oot!”

Irvine Welsh’s forays into film and television can be a little hit and miss… Trainspotting and Wedding Belles are stone-cold classics, but his directorial debut, Good Arrows, was total tripe… and the reviews for a lot of his other works are fairly … Continue reading

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“Now That’s Sexy Science!”

In this age of austerity, the latest British sitcoms all seem depressingly domestic and dreary, leaving me longing for the likes of Supernova (2005), which starred ace Welsh actor Rob Brydon as an astronomer who leaves his stuffy academic position … Continue reading

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Czech Yourself

[Contains funeral pyres, totem-poles, and SPOILERS!!!] The DVD cover for the UK release of The Pagan Queen (2009) is rather misleading, with a pull quote comparing it to Lord of the Rings, and a (heavily manipulated) image of the two … Continue reading

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