Monthly Archives: April 2016

BDOTPOTUS*

Veep returned for a fifth season this week, picking up after the nail-biting cliff-hanger-ending of last year’s finale, and pulling all of the regular characters back together again, while also adding another famous face to the extended ensemble: Clea DuVall … Continue reading

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Early Ellie

[Contains case-cracking pendants and SPOILERS!!!] England’s sweetheart, Ellie Kendrick, made her official television debut in ep #4.10 of detective-drama Waking the Dead (2004), playing ‘Young Greta’ in a series of traumatic childhood flashbacks. The adult version of the character, ‘Dr. … Continue reading

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Cunk Tease

Apparently today marks the 400-year anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the alleged author* of some of the greatest plays ever written in the English language. To mark the occasion, the BBC wisely commissioned ace presenter/pundit ‘Philomena Cunk’ (Diane … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Victoria Wood CBE (1953 – 2016)

More sad news for British comedy fans I’m afraid, as this increasingly tragic “Giant Killer” of a year claims yet another cultural icon: The much-loved comedienne, actress, singer/songwriter, screenwriter, and director, Victoria Wood. Although I haven’t mentioned her nearly enough on this … Continue reading

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Woman With A Plan

The premise of Man with a Gun (1995) is utterly ridiculous, but it does pay some undeniable dividends for Jennifer Tilly and her fans. To shorthand it: A powerful mobster (Gary Busey) assigns his bestest hit-man (Michael Madsen) to eliminate … Continue reading

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Applesauce 6: Wendy’s Big Break

[Contains insanely expensive pens and SPOILERS!!!] I was just gearing up to watch the sixth season of The Larry Sanders Show (1998) when the sad news of Garry Shandling’s death broke, adding an extra layer of poignancy to this final … Continue reading

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Voxy: Week 14 (of 14!!)

Has it really been fourteen weeks since I first started watching The Voice (UK)? Oy! Ah well, it’s all over now bar the shouting (and bitter accusations of vote-rigging, of course). The Grand Finale began promisingly enough with Cody Frost … Continue reading

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