Category Archives: Rants about TV

“It’s A Fight In My Mouth!”

Get Krack!n, the scathing Aussie satire of banal breakfast television, returned for a second season this week, catching up with its road-weary (and very sweary) presenters Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan on the last stop of their three-month-long “We Bloody … Continue reading

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Wonderful Electric

[Contains flipped tables and SPOILERS!!!] Although I was happy to see Seth MacFarlane’s Star-Trek-spoof/homage The Orville return for a second season this year, I didn’t have much more to say about it, despite the replacement of ‘Lt. Alara Kitan’ (Halston … Continue reading

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“Hello, Friend.”

[100% SPOILER FREE!!!] One of my Xmas presents this year was a DVD boxset of the first two seasons of Mr. Robot (2015/16), a dystopian drama/thriller series centred around (and narrated by) ‘Elliot’ (Rami Malek), a socially-impaired cybersecurity whizzkid (and … Continue reading

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“All I See Is Squirrels!”

[Contains sweet Spanish almonds and SPOILERS!!!] Although the Marvel Rising franchise marks Squirrel Girl’s first starring role, it isn’t the first time she’s appeared on TV: Back in 2007 she had a very brief (and desultory) cameo in an episode … Continue reading

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“Let’s Get Nuts!”

Aside from a brief phase in my early teens when I read the British Punisher reprints (backed with a black-and-white adaptation of the original Robocop movie), I’ve never been much of a “Marvel man”… but the slew of live-action blockbusters … Continue reading

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“You Better Bring Your Wellies…”

Making good on my resolution to watch more of Jessica Knappett’s work, I picked up a copy of The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)… specifically the three-disc DVD edition exclusive to Asda, which boasts a bonus batch of video-diaries, because that’s how … Continue reading

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“So, You’ve Gone Insane. That’s Fun.”

[Contains dried robin’s blood and SPOILERS!!!] The major story arc dominating Season Six of Parks and Recreation (2013), aside from ‘Leslie Knope’s (Amy Poehler) acrimonious recall from the City Council, was the not-entirely-unrelated merging of cash-strapped Eagleton (and its super-snooty … Continue reading

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