There’s writing that makes me think ‘This is terrible; I could do much better than this!‘ There’s writing that makes me think ‘This is pretty good; I could learn from this and maybe do something as good!‘ And then there’s writing that makes me think ‘This is amazing; I could never ever do as good… Read More Why Jimmy McGovern should be banned.
I’m addicted to Better Caul Saul. Before that I was addicted to Breaking Bad. And it’s all Vince Gilligan’s fault. Actually it’s not all his fault. Gilligan is the first to credit the team of writers, performers, directors and producers around him. Maybe that’s why the writers’ room for these shows are reportedly the happiest of all… Read More Better Together? Why Vince Gilligan is no Lone Gunman.
I listened to Alan Bennett reading from the latest volume of his diaries Keeping On Keeping On on BBC Radio 4. As expected it was funny, poignant and perceptive but I also thought it showed that Bennett has an angry side. He’s not exactly The Incredible Hulk, turning green and bursting out of his tweed… Read More Alan Bennett as The Incredible Hulk
I watched Episode 5 of The Missing (Series 2, BBC One). The episode is fast becoming known for its violent ending. The series, which focuses on investigations into missing children, does not often feature violence so this episode came as a hammer blow. Some have criticised the violence shown but I think that this… Read More When Violence is Good