Being Gail Porter

Being Gail Porter

"I just wish I was a better person." Gail Porter was a central part of my minds landscape from the moment she burst onto television in the nineties.  She was everything I wished I was at that point; popular, attractive, successful and famous.  For a while the nasty, vindictive, mean spirited little person who lives [...]

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out

It's so easy to laugh It's so easy to hate It takes guts to be gentle and kind ("I Know It's Over", Morrissey/Marr) ...thou shalt love one another (Matthew 22:39, King James Bible) "The fat one is repulsive" "Go kill yourself" "Fat singing whale" (Anonymous, Twitter)   Let's start with this; the world is full [...]

The Times They Ain’t a Changin’

The Times They Ain’t a Changin’

"It says here that she claims she had journalists interview her just because they fancied her...I don't want you to think that's the case this evening, I want you to know it's the case this evening." Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Phew. Great banter. That was Chris Evans' opening gambit [...]

Death of the party…

Death of the party…

The end has come for Jeremy Kyle. Or at least the end has come for his early morning circus of misery and pain. Researchers who vetted possible guests by asking them to answer questions about their medical history, including which medications they were, or had, been taking in order to wheedle out how mentally unstable [...]

Fleabag Season One

Fleabag Season One

I know. I know. You've all seen it already. I have arrived unfashionably late to this particular party. I can't help it. I'm often late to these sorts of things. I'm not the sort of boy who has ever been, God help me, with it. I had watched a couple of episodes of "Fleabag" a [...]

Patently Incorrect – The Guardian Response to “After Life”

Patently Incorrect – The Guardian Response to “After Life”

Ah, The Guardian. Where the popular and the joyous are dismissed as low brow and ugly by people who have spent a long time reading Herbert Marcuse and much less time simply...enjoying stuff. The latest target for their, seemingly endless, ire is "After Life". Despite lavishing it with a 3 star review (that's 60 out [...]