Goodbye Girls

I was just seventeen when Girls first aired in 2012, and not even close to truly understanding half of the experiences the group of “self-obsessed”-twenty-somethings were exploring in each episode.

I’m now nearly twenty-three and those six years were defining ones for me, both in my life and in learning about myself, and during that time the show helped shape and inspire the woman I am today. Continue reading “Goodbye Girls”

Review: Prevenge + Q&A

Alice Lowe writes, directs and stars in her new project, Prevenge, a deliciously dark and gore-filled comedy-horror.

The film follows soon-to-be Mother, Ruth, who during her pregnancy, is plagued by violent thoughts which seem to spawn from her unborn daughter, and which lead her to commit a series of violent acts on mostly random people.

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My trip to La La Land

You know sometimes you enter random competitions on Twitter and Facebook, and the like?

And you know how you never seem to win any of them?

Do you then start wondering why you ever even bother? Because you never even win anyway. Ever!

Well, last week I was thanking O2 Priority because I actually won something! Two tickets to a preview of Damien Chazelle’s new film, La La Land, to be exact! And yes, before you ask, I have pretty much had the soundtrack on repeat since seeing it, and I’m sure you will too. Continue reading “My trip to La La Land”

Review: Sherlock – The Six Thatchers

Last Sunday, one of my favourite TV shows finally returned for its fourth season, and it seriously delivered one hell of an episode! That’s right, Sherlock is off the plane, and back in London. Shock blankets at the ready, this episode is a thrill ride!

*WARNING  – Contains spoilers for previous seasons – none for this episode.* Continue reading “Review: Sherlock – The Six Thatchers”

Review: No Offence – Series 1

With the second just starting to air on Channel 4, I thought I’d review the first season of No Offence, after binging my way through it this week. Get Channel 4 box sets ready, you are going to want to watch this one. Here we go!

Honestly, this show ticks off so many yes-boxes for me, I’m annoyed that I forgot to watch it sooner. Female-led: check. Gritty crime drama: check. City-based: check. Sound good so far? Well, add comedy to that as well, and it’s basically a perfect show, in my opinion.

Written by Paul Abbott (Shameless), the police procedural follows three detectives, DI Vivienne Deering (Joanna Scanlan), DC Dinah Kowalska (Elaine Cassidy) and DS Joy Freers (Alexandra Roach) and their colleagues, as they work cases via a Manchester station. Continue reading “Review: No Offence – Series 1”

Comedy: The Gift

I finally handed in my essay on stand-up for the comedy module of my course last Friday, so I thought it was good timing to post this piece I started writing about comedy, back in August, after seeing Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman live at London’s Apollo. Hope you enjoy!

Until this past August, seeing live comedy, in any form, was something I was interested in but had never had the courage to do. Not least because, well, going solo to most types of shows has basically become my style. Sure, having company is fun, but when that’s not available I’ve learned that going to see my favourite live music or a new theatre production on my own is infinitely better than missing out. But also, planning for other people stresses me out, and I already have enough to worry about. But anyway, back to the matter at hand: comedy. Continue reading “Comedy: The Gift”