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 [...]

After Life

After Life

Ricky Gervais, as a stand-up performer, has long been the master of saying that which, in polite, maybe even impolite, society remains unsaid. That has made him a controversial figure for some. Others celebrate the opportunity he provides to connect with something darker and, arguably, more honest within ourselves. "After Life" takes the idea of [...]