‘Hooten and The Lady’ promo
“A handbag sized crossbow.”
‘The Bucket List’ (2007) promo
‘City Of Ember’ (2007) promo
‘Jingle All The Way’ (1996) promo
‘Unleashed’ (2005) promo
‘Stormbreaker’ (2006) promo
‘Vice Principles’ promo
‘The Magic Roundabout’ (2005) promo
Sicilian Hazelnut fine dark chocolate - yum.
Zesty lemon curd topped with a mouth watering combination of white lemon truffle and meringue pieces smothered in rich dark chocolate - yum.
Single origin 68% dark chocolate layered with 55% dark chocolate truffle smothered in milk and dark chocolate - no.
Smokey bacon crisps - okay.
Stinger bar - yum.
WTF is chocolate soil?
“He climbed the crockery cupboard and it fell on him.”
“It’ll give him dominance in the TV room.”
“He’s not the kind of boy we want in this school. He’s got oppositional defiance disorder. And a pit-bull.”
“She decked him with a frying pan.”
“You watched ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ and you didn’t sleep for 6 months. And when we drove down to Bristol, you said the Cotswolds were staring at you.”
“You smelt like pub.”
“This bloke’s just put scorpions in his jockstrap.”
“He’s a liar.”
“Same with Blair.”
“Oh must we?”
“Overpaid girly tossers.”
“Have you ever seen anybody get shot?”
“What, in Korea?”
“No, in a pub in Aldershot.”
‘The Sunday Times’ Quotes:
“With a prominent tabloid career.”
“The cultural lords of the moment.”
“Weeping Willows were unknown to Shakespeare. They did not arrive in Britain until the 18th century.”
“We despise so avidly we cannot miss it.”
“A town destroyed by three things that changed rural America: Walmart, the break up of the family farm and meth.”
“I lost my mind because of the internet.”
“Barring a brief fracas with a homeless man on Skid Row in 2014.”
“Came out of the culture that was living within limited means.”
“Girls who look like Russian models desperately fling their bodies about hoping some millionaire might pick them up.”
“Reportedly, he only carries £50 notes.”
“Like a taxi driver, but with some cash.”
‘The Sunday Telegraph’ Quotes:
“Feels himself a ghostly presence in his family.”
“Becomes less charming.”
“Just irritatingly French.”
‘The Guardian’ Quotes:
“Would be seen as objectionable today.”
“Sneered at their good faith.”
“A predictable set of responses.”
“Language shapes behaviour.”
“Music I didn’t recognise.”
“Women who wear trousers were immoral.”
“I feel unwanted.”
“He would impersonate tortoises for 20 minutes.”
“Maybe he’ll get better and come back.”
“Stank of alcopops and sick.”
“He chose cowardice.”
“The importance of inclusion.”
“Hasn’t engaged at school.”
‘Dr Phil’ Quotes:
“An anger problem.”
“18 grand into debt.”
“Who lies about having cancer?”
“A sacred thing.”
“A fake wife.”
“Thanks for that one.”
“What are you a victim here?”
“Emotion she throws out there.”
“An impulse not resisted.”
“How other men look at her.”
“I love cashews. They’re the elite nut.”
“Shower phobic vegans.”
“Three toddlers and two mistresses.”
‘Fab: The Night The Beatles came To Dublin’ Quotes:
“Music I didn’t understand.”
“I hit a policeman on the head with an orange.”
On ‘Neighbours’: Drab and Lauren fawn over Paige. Like all their other children don’t exist. Tyler and Paige hump. Drab and Terese still aren’t divorced. Terese tries to arrange a financial settlement so she can but the hotel. Terese’s chosen life is appalling. Why do people always put frozen peas on bruises? Paige insults Father Jack again. What a whore she is. Lauren badmouths Terese. Madison irritates. Tyler is an ass. Someone is thrown into a very clean dumpster. Lucy betrays Paul. Terese and Madison are smug. A snake shows up.
Cleared out a 2001 tape. It began with a ‘Star Trek Voyager’ ep ‘Shattered’ which had J/C stuff, time travel, bad tracking and no aesthetic sense or habitual caution. There was holodeck drama and a banal reduction in plot. This was pitiable and wretched. Respectable opinion recoils from this. Then came a ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ ep ‘Intervention’ in which Giles is still hanging out like old man pervert. This was badly lit and a firm silence about sense is kept. This was not emotionally tense. Spike gets a sex robot with dated tech. Glory is not developed fully. This was not socially aware TV and had no elegant sparseness. Then came an ‘Angel’ ep ‘Dead End’ in which Lindsey is deeper and respectful, but not for long. This was mirthlessly dull. Interest went into relative dormancy. Lindsey has an evil hand. There are dated computer interfaces. People talk too much but do not venture into tricky emotional territory. Lindsey leaves and in season 5 came back as an undifferentiated one trick creation. Bravo TPTB.
Finally there was a ‘Kindred: The Embraced’ ep ‘Live Hard, Die Young And Leave A Good Looking Corpse’. A pretentious singer (Ivan Sergei) who thinks he is Jim Morrison sings 90s music. Sasha is an ingrate. Lili thinks she is fatal in her allure, she is just harrowingly tedious and not the arch manipulator she thinks she is. Julian is harsh and brooding. Sasha is intentionally annoying. A love triangle erupts. Cash is dim-witted. Lili is not a tastemaker. The opening credits are nice. Creative possibilities for this ep are hampered by bad acting. Why do Kindred aka vampires need to wear motorcycle helmets? There is 90s hair and this ep was as substantial as melted down VHS tape.
Zane aka rocker boy creates more Kindred. It is not an affecting turn. There is no aching mood of emotion. Frank wanders on screen and brings inevitable unhappiness with his wretched acting. Does Julian’s home have no security? Sasha wears a choker and clunky shoes. There is no deep-seated unresolved tension. Caitlin gets involved. Armed robberies take place. Caitlin and her characteristic passivity bore. This was not graceful and coherent. There are huge collars and Zane seems incapable of buttoning his shirt. Zane is not unspoilt and egofree. His singing is college rock band level, if that.
Sunlight doesn’t bother the Kindred. There is no innate despair in this ep. The acting is pathetically appalling. Frank is an ass. This was a ruinous ruckus. Lili can’t speak in normal sentences. Frank is crudely vindictive. Lili is selfish. Caitlin acts like her writing matters. Excessive hair gel is sported. Lili is a vocal devotee of herself. Frank is useless. This show was of wildly oscillating quality. Lili whips out a killer fingernail. There was dated computer stuff. Caitlin can’t punctuate. Lili’s permissive attitude and misguided affection led to all this bother. The new Kindred is still around and ignored and never seen or mentioned again. This ep was insignificant.
“Stepped off as a legend.”
“Rock stars aren’t known for their discretion.”
“Remember who you are.”
“Did we do drugs?”
“You did me.”
“We’re the other side of life.”
“A bad element does hang out here.
“Something dark waiting for them there.”