Monthly Archives: January 2015

Not Dead Yet!

Good news for fans of grunge-punk grrrls L7 (still one of my top-five fave bands of all-time): The classic, chart-storming line-up is reuniting for a couple festival gigs this summer*, with “more shows to be announced” over the coming weeks. … Continue reading

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Don’t Trust The A–holes At ABC

Just for fun, I decided to try watching the complete run of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (2012-13) in the intended script order, rather than the crazy mixed-up disorder it actually aired in. Needless to say, it makes … Continue reading

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“Everything Gets Slated On The Internet”

When I set my DVR to record Ch4’s Cyberbully (2015), I assumed it was going to be a true-life drama about a teenage girl dealing with online abuse… instead it turned out to be a slightly hackneyed morality-tale horror/thriller about a … Continue reading

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“Buddies Are Not Your Friends”

[Contains comforting kangaroos and SPOILERS!!!] The first time I saw the Suburgatory pilot (2011) on TV, I found it quite hard to warm to. For one thing, the premise of a single father uprooting his teenage daughter from Manhattan to … Continue reading

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No Place Like Rome 3: Caterina vs. Catastrophe

[Contains soiled chestnuts and SPOILERS!!!] The third season of Neil Jordan’s The Borgias (2013) saw ‘Caterina Sforza’ (Gina McKee) promoted to main antagonist status… though in many ways she was really the secret heroine of the series. She spent much … Continue reading

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No Place Like Rome 2: Bull vs. Bitch

[Contains anachronistic model ships and SPOILERS!!!] The second season of Neil Jordan’s The Borgias (2012) was a little longer than the first, but pretty much of a muchness. While “researching” this post, I stumbled on a wiki where some better-educated … Continue reading

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Die Neue Nikita? Nein.

Ever since I watched The Pagan Queen, I’ve had a hankering to see more of Lea Mornar’s work, so when my Xmas money came in I took a chance on the French edition of Such Mich Nicht (aka La Dernière … Continue reading

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