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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Quasi-GothWatch: Sammi (TMoL)

There’s going to be a lot of good shows returning over the next few weeks, so hopefully I’ll be able to ween myself off hate-watching The Mysteries of Laura… but for now, I’m still enjoying the way it makes my … Continue reading

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Eagle Vs. Bat

[Contains incriminating necklaces and SPOILERS!!!] It probably isn’t fair to compare Gotham, which just kicked-off its highly-anticipated first season, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which recently returned for a second helping… but fanboys-and-girls have been playing the “DC or Marvel” game … Continue reading

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Back Ally 4: Airplane

[Contains consolation snowmen and SPOILERS!!!] By rights, the fourth season of Ally McBeal (2000) should have ended with ‘Ally’ (Calista Flockhart) and her new beau ‘Larry Paul’ (Robert Downey Jr.) getting hitched. That isn’t just me being soppy… it’s the … Continue reading

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