What the Doctor taught me about creating things.
The Good Place
The Good Place is annoying. It is exactly the sort of sitcom I have attempted to write a few times; high concept, character based and capable of completely motivated and natural reveals that change and expand the world of the show. So I’m jealous.
Star Trek Discovery
I am a Star Trek fan. I am a Star Trek Discovery fan. And this new series seems better than the first.
It’s a joy to spend time listening to very funny men in a relaxed and likely boring situation.
Hereditary Thoughts (no spoilers)
I was very excited to see the film but left feeling a little underwhelmed. There was certainly plenty of tension and interesting visual choices for a horror film but it didn’t really add up to much by the end.
We’re scared of looking into eyes because it reminds us that everyone we see in the world has an internal life we know nothing about. It’s harder to judge their physical appearance or place them into easily consumable categories if we realise they have known grief and pleasure, they feel the weight of their world every day and have done poos. Loads of poos.
I’m very drawn to horror just now. My favourite entertainment is often opposite to what I have a desire to create myself or I’m feeling at the time. I’m probably feeling a bit unstructured and at a loose end and not at all murdery.
The Disco Bug
Yesterday I collaborated on a story with a seven year old.
Waiting Room Chat
That old familiar face throb and just too much sniffing to be normal in a quiet waiting room.
I’m much happier to ‘binge-watch’ one book than I am TV shows