Film & TV

I was ranting speaking to someone recently about female detectives and how they’re so often still a ‘sidekick’ to their male counterpart (Bones, Castle, The Mentalist, CSI x 15 come to mind). However… I’ve since reminded myself of a few kick-ass females who’ve taken a lead role over the years and decided to share my […]

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You may have noticed that, because I’ve got such hardy self-esteem, I have no problems confessing to the occasional foible or idiosyncrasy. (Then again, there’s also my leaning towards self-deprecation…!) Either way, as a result, I have no problems admitting to addictions. I’ve confessed to binge reading, binge tweeting, and the fact I am a […]

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I’ve had a post-it note sitting on my kitchen bench for weeks. Possibly months. In fact I have a few. As a lover of words I occasionally hear a quote or phrase I like and jot it down. More often that not I eventually throw the piece of paper away, or the scribble in my […]

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She’s baaaack….

September 6, 2013

I know it’s been a while, but you may recall my love for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, a TV show based on a series of novels by Aussie author Kerry Greenwood. I wrote about the show and later about the gorgeous fashions last year when Season One aired here in Australia. Well, in case you don’t […]

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Blue Bloods back into the fold

September 4, 2013

The TV show Blue Bloods burst onto our screens a couple of years ago. Okay… so there may not have been bursting, but I liked the alliteration. Nevertheless, the show was widely promoted and appeared with much fanfare. However… it wasn’t long before Channel 10 moved it to a late timeslot before eventually relegating it […]

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I recently wrote about my newfound love for HBO’s The Newsroom. It’d been a while since I’d gushed about TV on DVD as I’ve struggled to find a video (DVD) library in my new hometown. In fact I seem to be jinxed with my local Blockbuster closing down just before I moved town (they must […]

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Last month I underwent a digital detox, which really just involved staying off-line for three or so days and NOT DOING ANY WORK. I hid out at my mother’s and – for the first time in almost six months – I went to a DVD rental place and salivated over the array of TV on […]

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Is it just me or does there always seem to be nothing on TV, or far too much?! Until recently my Monday and Wednesday nights offered up an abundance of exciting viewing – so much so that I was unable to record and watch everything I wanted to see. And then of course, the next […]

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What I’m watching

March 22, 2013

Parents around the world rejoice when summer holidays come to an end. As do I. I’m not a parent, so my celebrations aren’t in honour of having bored argumentative kids back in school where they belong (for at least 12 years or more). No, my delight is a direct result of the fact that the […]

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It occurred to me recently that I must be one of the only people in the universe who’s never been to a Cirque du Soleil live show. I’ve never really been a fan of the circus – other than a brief stage in my childhood when a series of books about joining the circus had […]

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Several years ago my BFF spent a night at the pub with other friends and – as girls friends d0 – she was regaling me with stories of their escapades the following day. There was an interstate cricket match on at the time, and as the pub in question is near the cricket grounds, some […]

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Puppet on a string

November 21, 2012

There was a line in Sleepless in Seattle when Rosie O’Donnell’s character says to Meg Ryan’s character, “You don’t want to be in love, you want to be in love in a movie.” With final year high school students around Australia finishing up I’ve been thinking about my own teenage years. Sure, there are A […]

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And we have a winner….. Using the highly sophisticated random.org integer generator thingy, I have drawn the winner of the American Horror Story Season 1 DVD… and the lucky entrant is… No. 27. Which of course means nothing if you don’t have the long list of entries. Which – fortunately – I do. And congratulations […]

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