You Should Know About: Broad City

If someone came up to you and said ‘Yo, you should totally check out this new series that I’ve seen on Comedy Central about two girls living it up in New York’ you’d automatically draw some fairly obvious conclusions: one, that there’s going to be some sort of influence from the Grand Dames of FeminismContinue reading “You Should Know About: Broad City”

Inside Amy Schumer

One of the main reasons that Inside Amy Schumer, the self titled part sketch show, part social examination, is so brilliant at what it does is because it’s a strong voice with a strong message. That message being: I’m a woman, society is doing all these terrible things to us and I want to show you how ridiculous this is.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I’ve just sat through six hours of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It’s really early on Mother’s Day and to be honest I’m either too tired or buzzed to celebrate it. I’m too tired or buzzed because I’ve finally found what my heart has been missing since 30 Rock – the GREATEST comedy ever created – finished. And my new love? Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Scran On The Tyne: Tyneside Bar Café – A Culinary Blockbuster

Some things in life are very hard. Trying to understand how “Carry On…” films should be viewed in our modern society, for example, is very tricky. Just like trying to learn how to tie your laces. Our lives are filled, from cradle to tomb, with some very difficult problems. So any small help, in whateverContinue reading “Scran On The Tyne: Tyneside Bar Café – A Culinary Blockbuster”

Scran On The Tyne: Great Burgers At The Central Bar Gateshead… Who Knew?!

Situated, some might say snuggly, just underneath a railway bridge, The Central Bar Gateshead, helmed by the guys and gals at the burgeoning Head Of Steam, is a sight for sore eyes. Just a quick walk from the Sage and the Quayside, and repurposing the abandoned building that it is situated in, Central Bar couldContinue reading “Scran On The Tyne: Great Burgers At The Central Bar Gateshead… Who Knew?!”

George Michael Releases A Song; It’s Not As Good As Even The Worst Wham song

When George Michael revealed that the rumours of an imminent Wham revival were nothing more than Careless Whispers, he instead insisted that he would still be releasing a song to commemorate his 30 years in the music business. Underwhelming isn’t even the word. It’s like being promised Christmas but instead getting a disappointing Eastenders cliffhanger;Continue reading “George Michael Releases A Song; It’s Not As Good As Even The Worst Wham song”

Psychobitches; An Excuse To Remind Ourselves How Great Rebecca Front is

How would you feel if someone said this sentence to you? Dear Commissioning Editor. I want to write a one off comedy psychoanalysing some of the most important female figures in history. And I want to have some of the best women of drama and comedy to star in it. Needless to say you’d beContinue reading “Psychobitches; An Excuse To Remind Ourselves How Great Rebecca Front is”

Prometheus Might Not Have Been As Bad As It Seemed

If, like me, you thought that Prometheus was as glorious as a thousand suns but had a plot that had more holes than Kurt Cobain’s favourite jumper, then don’t feel too bad. Not because a better version of Prometheus is getting released any time soon, but because gradually, like sand in an hourglass, or theContinue reading “Prometheus Might Not Have Been As Bad As It Seemed”

The Snipist – an exercise in AWESOME @mrholness @skyarts #thesnipist

When Sky announced that they were going to show a series of short plays with massive stars in them, I felt a little disheartened. Apart from a slice of Russell Tovey and Alison Steadman getting her end away with Tom Jones, nothing really stood out for me. Call me a philistine if you want, butContinue reading “The Snipist – an exercise in AWESOME @mrholness @skyarts #thesnipist”

What I Watched Last Night – Bob’s Burgers, E4, Midnight

I can take loads of time to explain how brilliant how Bob’s Burgers is, or convince you all that you should set your DVR to record it with immediate effect. But I’m not really that forceful. If you insist on not listening to me by now, then you’re going to die with lots of regrets.

So, instead of drawling on with long words like ‘rationalism’ and ‘justification’ and ‘anthropomorphism’ I’ll sum it up by a quick thirty second video.