Monthly Archives: May 2016

Quinnesis (Pt. 1)

[Contains smiley seafood and SPOILERS!!!] Later this year DC’s beloved villainess/anti-heroine ‘Harley Quinn’ will be somersaulting onto the silver screen via a Suicide Squad comic book adaptation, and the internet is already awash with appetite-whetting trailers and promo pics of … Continue reading

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Happy HBC-Day!

By pure coinky-dink I was watching Sweeney Todd last night (for the hundredth time), only to wake up this morning and discover that today is Helena Bonham Carter’s 50th birthday… though obviously it’s not polite to discuss a lady’s age, … Continue reading

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GothWatch: Tina Cohen-Chang

Of course, there’s no way I could write about the first season of Glee without shining a spotlight on the show’s super-cute goth-girl ‘Tina Cohen-Chang’, played by Jenna Ushkowitz… who revealed to Out magazine that the character didn’t actually become … Continue reading

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“Crap! She Looks Crazy Right Now…”

[Contains slushy-facials and SPOILERS!!!] Hankering for a little more Lea Michele in my life, I was lucky enough to find the first season of Glee (2009) for sale in my local Poundland, and promptly set about working my way through … Continue reading

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“Where Would You Put The Coconuts?”

Although I’m a big fan of Blackadder, and have an abiding “professional” interest in period comedies, I wasn’t in any great hurry to watch Ben Elton’s new Shakespearean sitcom Upstart Crow, because I haven’t really enjoyed anything he’s written since … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister (1945 – 2015)

I’m woefully late to mark the passing of “Lemmy” Kilmister, founder and lead-singer of the seminal English rock band Motörhead, because I was wrestling with the supposed theme of this blog, i.e. “women I admire”… but really there’s no conflict … Continue reading

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Cunkspeare

[Contains inconsiderate texting and SPOILERS!!!] In a previous post, I admitted to being a little worried about whether ‘Philomena Cunk’ (Diane Morgan) and her “Moments of Wonder” format could carry a whole half-hour… but last night’s special celebrating (?) the … Continue reading

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A Right Royal Send-Up

It seems like forever since I’ve seen a new British sitcom I could get properly excited about, but last week The Windsors made its double-headed debut on Ch4, and renewed my faith in home-grown funnies. The series is a wonderfully … Continue reading

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CunkFeed

In anticipation of her upcoming Shakespearean special, BuzzFeed took the opportunity to ask ‘Philomena Cunk’ ten “very important questions”, and then recorded her answers for future generations to study and savour. For example: “Before the internet, if you wanted to upset … Continue reading

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Reconfiguring Kitty

Back on an Ellie Kendrick kick*, I bought a Blu-Ray copy of Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012) on eBay. It’s the Norwegian edition, but it has all the extra features, including a commentary track by director/co-writer Donald Rice, co-writer Mary … Continue reading

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