Monthly Archives: September 2016

Find The Lady

Taskmaster, the comedy gameshow in which celebrities compete against each other to complete bizarre and confounding blind-challenges, returns for a third outing next week… and while I’m a fan of this very funny series overall, I can’t help raging against … Continue reading

Posted in Rants about TV | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Goodbye Susannah

[Contains slutty trees and SPOILERS!!!] After finishing NTSF:SD:SUV::, I was left jonesing for more “short form” crime comedy, and started working my way through its close-cousin Eagleheart (2011 to 2014). At first I was concerned that the two shows might … Continue reading

Posted in Rants about TV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“The Meaninglessness Is Very Nice”

When not stealing scenes/hearts as ‘Nadia’ in New Girl, the English-born model-turned-actress Rebecca Reid also moonlights as a stand-up comedian in various clubs around L.A…. where, as far as I can tell from the scant clips I’ve seen, she traffics in … Continue reading

Posted in Rants about Stand-Up | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“I Have Russian Nesting Doll…”

[Contains “Giggle Dirt” and SPOILERS!!!] The fifth season of New Girl (2016) had the potential to be the show’s strongest to date, with the Schmidt-and-Cece-Wedding arc providing a solid structural spine and a fertile new source of stories and jokes… … Continue reading

Posted in Rants about TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dickie Digested

For the past couple weeks I’ve been haphazardly working my way through Kate Dickie‘s filmography, in preparation for a potential chin-wag at B-Mouth Film & Comic-Con, so here are some of my (totally subjective and slightly bitchy) reactions: 1) Pseudo-historical … Continue reading

Posted in Rants about Films, Rants about TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Evil Manifests Itself Every Day, Lass!”

I’ve spent the last couple weeks haphazardly hopping back and forth through Kate Dickie‘s filmography, in preparation for a potential chin-wag at B-Mouth Film & Comic-Con… and thought that “supernatural suspense” series Midwinter Of The Spirit (2015) was going to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

BMTH F&CC ’16

On Saturday I once again schlepped up to the mighty metropolis of Bournemouth for the (bi-annual?) Film & Comic Con… and had a very lovely time there, thank you for asking. My first stop (after the loos, obviously) was the … Continue reading

Posted in Rants about Art, Rants about Books, Rants about Films, Rants about TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments