Tag Archives: Jane Krakowski

Back Ally 4: Airplane

[Contains consolation snowmen and SPOILERS!!!] By rights, the fourth season of Ally McBeal (2000) should have ended with ‘Ally’ (Calista Flockhart) and her new beau ‘Larry Paul’ (Robert Downey Jr.) getting hitched. That isn’t just me being soppy… it’s the … Continue reading

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Back Ally 2: Sideless

[Contains real unicorns and SPOILERS!!!] The second season of Ally McBeal (1998) introduced two new lady lawyers: ‘Nelle Porter’, played by Portia de Rossi, who was nicknamed “Sub-Zero” but actually turned out to be quite sweet and smiley… and ‘Ling … Continue reading

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Back Ally 1: Ip

[Contains cunningly-deployed nose-whistles and SPOILERS!!!] In an effort to declutter my room, I’ve set about trying to weed out the dead weight in my DVD collection… which is how I came to rewatch the first season of Ally McBeal (1997), … Continue reading

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C’est Chic?

The biggest problem with Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009) is writ large right there in its wordy-ass title. On the one hand you have the story of a super-normal high-school student who impulsive steals an exotic spider from … Continue reading

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You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll

I was pretty much sold on The Rocker (2008) as soon as I saw the DVD cover, with a long-haired Rainn Wilson giving me a double devil-horn salute… but the back cover blurb gave me pause. To wit: “Twenty years … Continue reading

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Scrooge-ical!

Back in the day, I was asked to write a stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol for a local youth theatre group, and reading the original Charles Dickens novella for the first time, I was struck by how moving and … Continue reading

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Where There’s A Wilma…

I always hated The Flintstones as a kid… on the surface it looked like a fun children’s cartoon, but at heart it was just a boring, middle-aged sitcom about an angry boor who lies to his wife a lot. Even … Continue reading

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