Great British Menu 2023

We signed on for the high-end culinary ultra-marathon that is Great British Menu, and once again were astonished at the variance in quality levels and kitchen skill between the different regions.  Also baffling was the way in which contestants were

The Night Agent

Cute 10-part spy-thriller pushed at me by the Netflix algorithm. It was an engaging enough story, provided you were happy to ignore the UTTERLY RIDICULOUS central plot element once it moved into view. Fun and well-put together, provided you’re not

We Need to Talk About Cosby

Leaving aside the fact this could’ve been edited down a lot tighter (4 hours? Really?) – Yet Another chilling story of abuse of power to facilitate serial sexual assault by a male entertainer in the 60s-90s+. Sickening number of parallels

Mad Men (all of it)

Not sure what I was expecting from this: having lived a life of watching people idolise these ruthless men who go out and get what they want, along with their drinking/smoking/all wearing suits/slick hair aesthetic, I just kept coming back

Rick and Morty – Seasons 1 to 5

A rewatch of Rick & Morty HAD to be done, because… well… infant to supervise, right? And when she’s a bit older I won’t be able to watch shit like this during the day.  Just sublime writing.  So much more

Little Demon

Mainlined this accidentally, without being convinced if I enjoyed it. Obvious lineage to Rick & Morty, dialled up a bit in the adultness – I was also surprised at the depth of nerdy detail they went to. Probably the biggest

The Flight Attendant – Season 2

No less absurd than the first season, but whatever you think of this show you CERTAINLY couldn’t say it was formulaic or clicheed.  Multi-faceted espionage caper constantly upended by the completely underequipped Cassie Bowden, with a concluding sequence that was

The White Lotus – Season 2

Basically, if you go on holiday and Jennifer Coolidge turns up in your hotel – GO HOME NOW. I’m really impressed at how this show manages to take an almost entirely new cast, and a new location, and weave a

The Simpsons – Season 33

Having a tiny baby to feed naturally lends itself to having The Simpsons on in the background, which explains how I mainlined this whole season in 2 weeks.  I’m really, really impressed by these last couple of seasons – given

Firefly Lane – Season 1 & 2

Timeline-spanning story about 2 best friends, which I was basically put up to watching by Liz. It departs from the usual cliche of these stories of nobody ever having to do any goddamn work despite having seemingly limitless time and