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The Sweetest Thing_ This is the best show since The Wire. I absolutely love this! Definitely warms the cockles and leaves you feeling well… quite gleeful, really. Tender, funny, clever… could go on forever! Its like the final, logical outcome of generations of celluloid Teen America. It draws the line from Grease, Fame and Hairspray through to screwball comedies like Porky’s and more recent films such as High School Musical. The songs are brilliant, acting solid, characters loveable, script ingenious. Not usually my cup of tea this sort of thing but I’m hooked. F**king ACE.

Be very afraid…

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Ba‘al Zebûb

As mentioned, in an earlier post, I’ve been watching reruns of 10 Years Younger on Channel 4 on Demand (online streaming.) For those not familiar with the show its basically a make-over show. Our Nicky (presenter of  series 1 – 5, Myleene Klass took over series 6 with less spec-tacular results) basically stalks her prey, downtrodden women who’ve lost their mojo on the fringes of society, and transforms them, with the help of her sidekicks, into swans. The aim is to make them look at least 10 years younger than the age a poll of a hundred people thought they were.

“What’s the problem with that?” you ask.  Well, its just the fact that its a supreme bitchfest mascara-ding as a cosmetic loving shoulder to cry on with the add-on benefit of a Wardrobe Redemption. Brilliant!

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Cruel Intentions // Team Nicky

Its wicked fun. Nicky stalks her prey in say, Walton-On-Thames, par example. Gladys, fish finger feeder, mother of 10, wife of Gary, frequenter of Aldi [cheap supermaché], guzzler of one too many G & Ts… a life of mid-life misery. More wrinkles than a road map. Drabby chic. A worthwhile cause for Nicky H.J. and her sidekicks. Watch them slice off droopy post-natal flab, chemical peel off the patina of too many nights spent at The Sparrow and The Cockatoo drinking establishment, fix that crooked smile of chattery teeth, revitalise those knackered, thinning locks… Oh, yes, they can do wonders. And watch Nicky team with a theme. Concoct outfits of such sheer colour blind audacity that they would leave Sue Pollard reeling. “You look, fahbulous.” Canary yellow cardi? Natch. Boot cut indigo denims? Oh, yeah baby, we’re on a roll! Lime green faux patent belt – our Nicks loves a bit of waist action, she does. Ooooh, she coos, something’s missing. We need a finishing touch. How about… JADE PLATFORM ESPADRILLES? Perfect for the school run and you’d look smashing queuing at the Job Centre or Post Office. Thank me later, sweetie… Honestly.

Gok, you’re on next, you lanky cocktail straw of sartorial derision. You have been Wan-ed…


Team With A Theme// Match your specs to your outfit. Clever, no?


Raw Material// My Life In Wolverhampton or Somewhere Similar


Its a bloodbath…


Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful…

Really liking Trueblood. What is it with our obsession with all things vampiric? Will discuss this later… Click on the Digital Kitchen blog in my list of links. They’re the team responsible for these incredible images.