Monthly Archives: October 2014

“A Weak And Feeble Woman…”

[Contains sealed-up spy-holes and SPOILERS!!!] Despite the unassertive presentation of the DVD boxset I bought, The Virgin Queen (2005) turned out to one of the best historical dramas I’ve seen in a long while. Obviously it still suffers from a little … Continue reading

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Vergin’ On The Ridiculous

While trawling the local charity shops for bargains, my eye fell on the CD/DVD combo pictured to the left. At first glance, it appears to be a compilation of mainstream pop music, aimed at undiscriminating mothers… but on closer inspection, … Continue reading

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Scuttlebutt-heads

[Contains co-opted restaurant reservations and SPOILERS!!!] Before Taylor Momsen found her true calling as lead-singer/song-writer/succubus with hellbound rock band The Pretty Reckless, she was an angel-faced child-actress, best known for her role as ‘Jenny Humphrey’ in the swanky teen drama Gossip … Continue reading

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“Stale Cookies For The AntiChrist…”

[Contains deadly disco-ball drops and SPOILERS!!!] Last week I saw the Point Pleasant (2005) boxset for sale in a charity shop, and figured it might help to get me into the Halloween spirit… unfortunately, it inspired more yawns and derisive … Continue reading

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Back Ally 5: Coat (pt. 2)

[Contains insufficient abstracts and SPOILERS!!!] In my previous post I identified some of the major issues I had with the fifth and final season of Ally McBeal (2001)… and that turned into a bit of an epic, so I had … Continue reading

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Back Ally 5: Coat (pt. 1)

[Contains bedroom diving-boards and SPOILERS!!!] The fifth season of Ally McBeal (2001) was the lowest rated (and least award-nominated) in the show’s history… and while I can’t claim to know what makes a TV series a hit with the American … Continue reading

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“Kneel Before Helga!!!”

[Contains unhelpful hummus and SPOILERS!!] The second season of Liv and Maddie kicked off a couple weeks back with a reliably rib-tickling (and sniffle-inducing) opener… and this week it delivered a suitably spooky (if slightly early) Halloween-themed episode. Hurrah! In a classic Twilight Zone-style … Continue reading

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