whoever you want to be…

Travel through Television; My Five Favourite Travel Programmes I Can Watch Again and Again

OK, I love travelling. And I love television. If you can’t physically strap your worldly goods to your back and head off on an epic adventure, surely watching it while … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

TV Style Icons: Patsy Stone, Absolutely Fabulous

I love Ab Fab. I think it’s hilarious. It features a wealthy PR guru, Edina Monsoon, played by Jennifer Saunders, and her best friend Patsy Stone, Joanna Lumley, who is … Continue reading

June 27, 2013

Spies and sex work: Homeland, The Americans, and is it maybe OK to be a prostitute?

This will spoil: the first five episodes of The Americans, and season two of Homeland (both of which you should have watched already, I mean, really). If you haven’t seen … Continue reading

June 25, 2013

House of Cards is an overhyped, overrated, patriarchal nightmare of a show (and I’m obsessed with it)

DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! This post contains spoilers. Enter at your own risk. Before I watched it, it seemed like everything I saw and heard about the Netflix remake of House … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

TV Style Icons: Mad Men

Rather than pick one person out, lets just have a round of applause for every single person who has ever set foot on the Mad Men set. They have managed … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Closer and The Killing: Two different female detectives, two different disappointing downfalls

Caveat reader: Contains huge spoilers for the last season of The Closer and the whole of Forbrydelsen/The Killing. As I’ve written before, from the first moment I saw Deputy Chief … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

TV Style Icons: Dot Cotton

Eastenders is home to many memorable characters, and few so well loved as Dot Cotton. Poor old Dot has been through it all over the years, but that’s for the … Continue reading

February 14, 2013

TV Style Icons: Diane Chambers

Thanks to the magical little box I have connected to my TV and some hocus pocus, I’ve been rewatching every single episode of Cheers, the American comedy set in a … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · 13 Comments

Undateable? No

The Undateables is back on Channel 4. I refused point blank to watch the first series because I thought it would annoy me. Then I kept seeing the advert for … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Bitches Be Cray: The Good, The Bad, and The Pretty Little Liars of Mental Health on TV. (Or: why I thought everyone had it wrong about Carrie on Homeland but now I’m not so sure)

Danger, Will Robinson: this post contains spoilers for season one/early season two of Homeland, plus mild spoilers for season three of Pretty Little Liars and season two of Revenge. Good … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 16 Comments

Mindy Kaling’s new show, what I love and hate about rom-coms, and why single —> married isn’t a redemption story

Not that Mindy Kaling needs my approval, but I’ve seen the pilot episode of the new sitcom she created and stars in, The Mindy Project, which premieres in the US … Continue reading

September 25, 2012 · 8 Comments

The other side of summer

Not the catchy Elvis Costello number, sadly – just the wrong side of the August bank holiday weekend.  I must apologise for the lack of a post last week!  I … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 2 Comments
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