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The Tricksters

August 12, 2012

Sometimes you read a book that remains in your heart forever. The Tricksters is one of those books for me. So it was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of its author, the New Zealand author Margaret Mahy. Fittingly, I encountered The Tricksters three times. Advertisements

Heroine Addict

July 10, 2011

Okay, okay, it’s been a long time. Apologies. Anyway, my mind has been on the subject of children’s tv lately, for a few reasons. So, in the first of a series on the topic, I wanted to point out a show which I suspect has had a massive impact on my tv (and even wider) […]

Misfits Series 2 – Preview!

November 11, 2010

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the BFI’s preview of Misfits Series 2, held at the National Film Theatre. I’ve written a little bit in the past about how much I liked Misfits when it first aired last year. Thankfully the Series 2 opener is just as darkly funny as the first episodes, […]

Warehouse 13: More formulaic than Homer

October 11, 2009

Apparently Warehouse 13 has been a huge hit for Syfy (still lmao over that name), so on a whim I decided to check out episode one. It’s a fun, light-hearted sci-fi/crime mix that could be a really good show…but unfortunately contains very little in the way of originality. (very light spoilers)

Hiatus Tiem + Plug Plug

August 10, 2009

I’m taking a little break to travel up to the Edinburgh Festival, where I’m performing in this show: You can find out more about the production here. Please come to see us if you’re in town! If I find time (and internet) while I’m there I might be able to update you on all the […]


April 8, 2009

I’m having some technical issues right now that are making it hard to post. I’ll be back soon, I promise! couchpumpkin xxx

Ghost Town – Being Human 1.3

February 14, 2009

Sorry it’s a bit late! But better late than never, eh? I thought episode 3 was another strong instalment of the supernatural drama, managing to focus on Annie whilst keeping a general romantic theme that incorporated all three housemates. Read on for more (spoilery) thoughts…

Trailer Park

February 10, 2009

Don’t worry – my reviews of Being Human and Slumdog Millionaire are on their way in the next couple of days. To tide you over, I decided to resurrect a feature from my days at Oxide – trailer reviews! In what I hope to make a regular spot on the blog, I’ll be watching a […]

It’s Oscar time again!

January 22, 2009

The 2009 Oscar nominees have been announced: Best picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader Slumdog Millionaire Best Director David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon Gus van Sant, Milk Stephen Daldry, The Reader Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire Best supporting actress Amy Adams, Doubt Penélope Cruz, Vicky […]