Literature

Russell Howard: Round The World Tour at the Manchester Arena Review

Last night, I broke an all time absolute never by attending a stand up comedy show in an arena. Personally I prefer the intimacy of a comedy club. It really does take a talented and confident performer like Russell Howard to keep 10,000 plus people laughing for nearly two hours. He didn’t disappoint. Performing on… Continue reading Russell Howard: Round The World Tour at the Manchester Arena Review

TV and Film

The X-Files: ‘My Struggle II’… One Year On

Seriously Carter another opening monologue?! I get it, it’s Scully’s ‘Struggle,’ and her face morphing into an alien is actually quite cool. But in a forty three minute episode that needs to justify returning to and changing an already convoluted mythology arc, it’s an epic waste of time. And the first example of why the… Continue reading The X-Files: ‘My Struggle II’… One Year On

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Buffy at 20: 5 Ways It Impacted Popular Culture

It’s hard to believe that Buffy the Vampire Slayer started 20 Years ago today. The brainchild of Joss Whedon, after the mediocre original movie in 1992, it must have been difficult for any of the cast and crew to imagine just how much of a phenomenon it would become. I have many happy memories of… Continue reading Buffy at 20: 5 Ways It Impacted Popular Culture

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The X-Files: ‘Babylon’… One Year On

I’ll say it once, I’ll say it again, there are some not so great X-Files episodes. Some mediocre, some uninspiring and a couple that are truly awful. But this episode takes the biscuit for being a major WTF. One of the first (of many) problems with Babylon, is that it suffers from Home Again syndrome… Continue reading The X-Files: ‘Babylon’… One Year On

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The X-Files: ‘Home Again’… One Year On

So after one Morgan brother brought us their own style of X-Files, we now have the other, Glen Morgan, the creator of monsters such as Eugene Tooms and the Peacock family. Despite the title, this episode is not a sequel to the controversial story featuring the latter. But it’s every bit a creepy. And yet… Continue reading The X-Files: ‘Home Again’… One Year On