Category Archives: Rants about TV

“Magma?”

Hurrah! Quirky-celebrity-challenge-show Taskmaster has returned for a ninth “season” this week, hot-on-the-heels of the eighth instalment which only finished airing in July! It’s still one of the most reliably strange/funny things on TV, and I was very happy to see … Continue reading

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Quite Active, Actually!

Hot-on-the-heels of the (excellent) second series of their spoof Radio 4 podcast The East Coast Listening Post, Celeste Dring and Freya Parker (aka “Lazy Susan”) are back on our screens with a new collection of sketches, via the BBC iPlayer’s … Continue reading

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Darling Of The Deathlings

A recommendation from a friend has led to me becoming hooked on a surprisingly warm and high-spirited cadaver-centric webseries called Ask A Mortician, hosted by the insanely adorable Caitlin Doughty, who is nobly striving to reclaim the word “morbid” and … Continue reading

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Galaxonbury

Last weekend three acts I’d dearly love to see live were playing Glastonbury Festival: Vodun, The Lounge Kittens, and Babymetal… though there was never any chance of me actually attending the event, because I hate the outdoors, and “roughing it” … Continue reading

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“It’s A Miracle!”

[Contains damp embroidery and SPOILERS!!!] Consider this: Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci dressed as nuns, swearing like sailors on shore-leave and making out together, before dancing (mostly) naked in the woods with a coven of witches. I know it sounds … Continue reading

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Brictory!

Although IMDb informs me that I’ve seen her in several shows before, I didn’t really “discover” the comedian Patti Harrison until earlier this week, when Full Frontal with Samantha Bee drafted her in to present a field-piece on the history … Continue reading

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Velvety Chicken?

After developing a serious crush on Natasia Demetriou in What We Do in the Shadows (TV), I “discovered” that for many years now she’s also been the comedy-partner of The Windsors‘s Ellie White! To be fair, I’m sure I watched … Continue reading

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