Monthly Archives: January 2016

Nursin’ The Nesbitts

Seeing the Scottish sitcom Rab C. Nesbitt crop up on a streaming site I use jogged a vague memory about Mabel Aitken appearing in an episode of that show, back in the day… and checking IMDB revealed that she was … Continue reading

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Voxy: Week 1

Last year I pledged to watch more of Paloma Faith‘s TV appearances, little suspecting that she would be cast as a judge on BBC1’s chair-centric singing contest The Voice (UK), which started its fifth season on Saturday. Having never seen … Continue reading

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Sans Halo

So far the reviews have been pretty mixed for Jane Lynch‘s new sitcom Angel from Hell, but I really enjoyed the first episode, and thought the central premise had a lot of promise. Lynch plays ‘Amy’, a scruffy/eccentric street-magician who … Continue reading

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“Bad Dawg!”

Sticking with the piratical theme, Cutthroat Island (1995) was on Film4 a couple times this week, so I set my recorder to catch it, fully expecting to check out as soon as the characters left port and sailed off in search … Continue reading

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“But… Why’s The Rum Gone???”

[Contains burning palm trees and SPOILERS!!!] I decided to pick up a charity-shop copy of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) as research for my comix, only intending to watch the first half hour or … Continue reading

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GothWatch Prime: Death (The Endless)

Since I’m trying to write my own fantasy comix series now, I figured it was about time I re-read Neil Gaiman‘s critically acclaimed Sandman books, starting with Preludes & Nocturnes (1991)… which, in the author’s own (after)words, does seem rather … Continue reading

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