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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Metal With A Silent “T”

On Tuesday night, Babymetal made their American televisual debut via the Late Show with Stephen Colbert… and judging by the loud cheers and applause that greeted every mention of their name, I think it’s fair to say that there were … Continue reading

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Voxy: Week 13

And so the four finalists for this series of The Voice (UK) have been decided by public vote… and, by a pleasing stroke of luck, there’s an equitable 50/50 gender split, with both of my faves, Lydia Lucy and Cody … Continue reading

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Who’s Whose?

While checking to see when Season 6 of Game of Thrones will be starting (April 24th, fyi), I discovered a video that Entertainment Weekly posted recently, featuring Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Natalie Dormer, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams … Continue reading

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