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TV Review: Sherlock – Series 2

16 Jan

No, no. I’m not exaggerating. This is the best show of all time. I’m dead serious. All time. I cannot think of one thing better than this masterpiece.

High off the success at the BAFTAs, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss got straight down to work for Series 2. Remember all those shows which had really strong first series’ and then horrible follow ups? Not the case for this. In fact, the second series is even better, something that I didn’t think was possible. It was that damn good.
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TV Show: Fresh Meat

28 Nov

Don’t lie, you’ve done it too. That lazy morning or afternoon in which you sit in front of the TV and watch a whole series of something. This weekend I had my morning of lying in bed with coffee. Muffins and Fresh Meat.

I had seen the first two episodes of Fresh Meat and I did really like it but this weekend after watching the rest of it I can wholeheartedly say that it is brilliant. The humour is pitch perfect and the drama is just right.

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Emmy Reactions – 2011

23 Sep

A bit late, I know, but it’s been a busy week. I wanted to comment on the Emmys, the biggest night in American Television.
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Emmy Predictions 2011

18 Sep

The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmys hosted by Jane Lynch is on tonight and after months of anticipation, finally the winners will be revealed. Normally I’d be tuning in and tweeting my thoughts live but unfortunately they’re not taking place during the Summer, which is so annoying, and I have a VERY early start tomorrow so I can’t stay up that late. 😦 In this post I will discuss who will win, who should win as well as reasons why. My listing of the nominees has nothing to do with my prediction. They’re random.

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Happy Endings – Show Premiere

14 Sep

ABC aired this new show as a mid season filler and it got a lot of mixed reception. Many said that it brought nothing new to the Relationship sitcom formula but after a while it grew on them. It has been renewed for a second season (the second relationship to do so in the same time frame, the other being Mike & Molly) and reflects on the relatively good ratings that it got, especially if you consider the time of year that it was showed on. It’s only just started airing over here in the UK last Thursday but I only got a chance to check it out last night.

The show revolves around a group of friends (think How I Met Your Mother and yes, Friends) who live in Chicago, not New York unlike the other mentioned relationship sitcoms. The group of six is put in an awkward position when the two who brought the group together break up. In fact, she leaves him at the altar, in the first scene. They agree to remain friends but we can anticipate that there will be complications ahead of them and the rest of the group.

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Outnumbered Series 4 Premiere

3 Sep

Outnumbered is one of my favourite BBC comedy series of all time. It’s very charming, funny and it puts a very big smile on your face. The kids are superb and their improvisation makes the show enjoyable whilst creating a great atmosphere for the programme. What I’ve always appreciated about this show is that it’s very honest. You know what you’re getting and it’s quite an innocent show but knows when to be serious and to advance the plot. Let’s face it, family life isn’t always perfect. But in the end, families love each other.

Let me say this: it was a funny episode. But I can’t only sing praises. This is only the season premiere after all so I don’t want to make any quick judgements. My main issue with the show is that the kids have grown up now. There not as young as they were but there not as fresh as they were. They kind of know what to say now so their improvisation doesn’t quite pack that initial punch that it used to. They are still incredibly funny and Ramona Marquez will still make you laugh very loud while the character of Ben can still do the stupidest things that a ten year old is capable of. Jake frustrated me as he always does.

If you’ve liked this show in the past then you will still like it but after such a strong series premiere last year, it feels like the concept isn’t as impressive as it used to be. Still, I would highly advise you watch it as it’s the perfect thing to brighten up your Friday/Saturday night. I’ve criticised it a bit too much I think, but it’s still very good.

Score: 3.5/5

Angry Boys

11 Aug

Angry Boys, the uncomfortable comedy created, written and starring the undeniably genius Chris Lilley ended on Tuesday night here in the UK. I am a massive fan of Chris Lilley’s previous work such as Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes. His comedy can be at times uncomfortable and he has not been afraid to cross the line in previous works not in Angry Boys. His comedy seems to prove a point about modern culture or society and it’s an interesting view that stirs the pot, generally one that I agree with.

I cannot recommend this show enough and if you haven’t seen any of his other stuff check it out now. If you’re in the UK all the episodes of Angry Boys are still on BBC iPlayer. There are too many one-liners from characters such as S.mouse (black rapper living in LA) and Jen Okazaki (pushy Japanese mother with a skating prodigy for a son) to write down here.

If you’ve already seen it what do you think? I know a lot of people feel differently but I think this is superb! Leave a comment below!

The Killing – Danish Version

10 Aug

I wanted to do this quick post here to say that I just started to watch The Killing (Danish Version) on DVD last night and I love it! It’s paced extraordinarily well, it’s directed perfectly and to be honest not much has happened but I love it. It’s very subtle to, not so overdone but I am hooked! Rented the first disc last night and thoroughly recommend that if you haven’t seen it that you rent it now! I am a sucker for scandinavian/nordic crime fiction and this is one that’s done excellently. Of course, The US have copied it but I’ve heard good things about it but I don’t know if it will live up to the Danish one. It is on AMC which is promising and it’s nominated for 5 Emmy’s (Mad Men, Breaking Bad) so I’ll check that one out later. What I don’t understand is that the Danish one is just one series of 20 episodes and that’s it but the American one has 13 episodes but is coming back for another season? Did Season 1 end on a cliffhanger? What I do know is that The Killing is all I’ll be watching this week.