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There’s a War On ~ Top of the Lake

August 7, 2013

Even though it’s set in the middle of nowhere, halfway around the world, Top of the Lake feels incredibly topical. At a time when misogyny and abuse are in the headlines, its uncompromising look at gender conflict seems all the more electrifying. Although Jane Campion’s mini-series is centred around the disappearance of a young girl […]

Janus and Duality in Mad Men’s The Doorway

April 12, 2013

Mad Men Season 6 kicked off in classic MM style, with a big dollop of death, existential angst and a whole lotta duality. I have referenced this before as a key theme of the show and it looks like that is set to continue. A big clue to the importance of duality was the name […]

YOLT~Duality/Sexuality in Mad Men’s The Phantom

June 24, 2012

The last few episodes of Mad Men 5 left me emotionally devastated. I watched them over the space of a few nights, ending each one with red-rimmed eyes and a sore heart. That’s when I know the show is back on incredible form. Welcome back, Mad Men. And what a way to wrap up the […]

Knock Knock ~ Masculinity and Mad Men’s Mystery Date

April 21, 2012

Mad Men is…past its peak (much like Don). I hate to say it. We’re nowhere near break-up status, but I just haven’t found s5 so far to be as gut wrenchingly fantastic as the previous seasons (I cried during every single episode of s2). But there are still nuggets of brilliance and a lot to […]

Breakin’ Up is So Very Hard to Do!

February 6, 2012

Sigh. Another month, another unfortunate break-up. It’s always me doing the dumping – ‘it’s not me, it’s you’ – but of course I have to wonder if it is me. Am I just growing out of all my shows? But then I remember the telly addict’s conundrum. Faced with a fabulous new show, we are […]

Coming Soon!

September 30, 2010

A couple of exciting previews have come out recently, highlighting shows I’m interested in. The BBC has a drama preview video which contains some brief shots of Outcasts. Alas they are so brief it’s hard to get anything from them – I made out a lot of desert! There are a couple of snippets of […]

Tywin!

July 31, 2010

As a follow up to my recent Game of Thrones post, where I mentioned that I would love to see Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister, my wish seems to have been granted! Woohoo! I CANNOT WAIT!!! Ahem.

Outcasts sighted @ World Cup!

June 29, 2010

With thanks to Bamber News for the link to this video, featuring Outcasts Daniel Mays and Eric Mabius. End of the year, hmm? I’m excited 😀 p.s. look for my Doctor Who series review…coming soon!

Game of Thrones Teaser

June 14, 2010

HBO finally throws us a bone with this atmospheric teaser trailer! EXCIIIIITING 😀

Win or Die ~ Game of Thrones

May 20, 2010

I’ve been meaning to make this post for ages but seeing as I read over half of A Storm of Swords Part I today, and as such am in a Westeros frame of mind, it seemed like the perfect time. A couple of months ago, HBO greenlit one of the most highly anticipated fantasy television […]