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Laugh Overload

[Contains lusty lay-by liaisons and SPOILERS!!!] There was so much new (and new-ish) comedy airing this week, that I barely got through it all without losing my breath… er, from laughter, that is, not weird pervy wheezing… though there was … Continue reading

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Have You Met Miss Jones?

To celebrate Renée Zellweger’s birthday last week, I decided to give Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) a celebratory spin… and was pleasantly surprised by how fresh and funny it still is, after all these years (and several previous viewings). It’s no … Continue reading

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Def-Con Fun!

[Contains ghost-written memoirs and SPOILERS!!!] Rather than rest on its laurels, Veep changed things up for its third season, sending ‘Selina Meyer’ (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) off across America on the campaign trail… no longer content to just sit in her office, … Continue reading

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VP-Hell 2: The Softening?

Although frequently hilarious, there was something slightly dispiriting about the first season of Veep, which (much like its British forebear, The Thick Of It) left me feeling slightly empty and depressed once the laughter had died down. Strangely, that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Not Getting Any

So, my internet access went down last Sunday, necessitating a “cold turkey” break from my compulsive blogging and surfing habit… which forced me to endure a period of quiet reflection and meditation on The Important Things In Life™. Don’t you … Continue reading

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HippieWatch!

After Goth Chicks, I’d have to say that my next favourite (and most fancied) comedy archetype is the Hippie Chick. Of course, they don’t crop up in modern comedies as often as they did back in the day, but you … Continue reading

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Hippy Dippy

Spaced and Hippies both debuted in 1999, and both starred a plucky young actor by the name of Simon Pegg… but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. In the former, he plays a bitter and cynical comic book artist, … Continue reading

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