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State of the Union

State of the Televigion Union

The time has come for transparency within the world of Televigion. There now follows a comprehensive list of all known series and seasons underway in the House of Televigion; those started and halted, those eagerly awaited on a charmingly retro week-to-week basis, those binged or re-binged and those stuck on while doing something else. Not included are […]

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Superhero

Supergirl – First Look

Here’s a first look at a new superhero series – six and a half minutes of CBS’ Supergirl that should arrive in the US in November. I wonder what good this preview does – it might give a flavour of the show but when the preview has the form of the worst sort of blockbuster […]

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Sitcom

A Televigion Experiment – The Mimic

I know too much about television. Almost everything I watch has prior knowledge attached and thus the weight of expectation. I rarely have the chance to form my own opinions away from the general consensus. So, earlier this week, I decided to embark upon an experiment. Method Trawl through BBC iPlayer, Netflix and 4oD to […]

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Documentary

“Fed Up”, Louis Theroux and Making Your Point

Yesterday I watched “Fed Up” on Netflix and became very scared. [The official site for “Fed Up” – http://bit.ly/1cqeVON] It is a documentary, claiming to be revelatory, about the negative impact that sugar and Big Food has on the health of Americans particularly; though it does extend to the rest of the world as so-called Big […]

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Sitcom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: A Bit of a Cop-Out

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has good associations for me. Season 1 was on UK TV while we had our Australian flatmates living with us last year and was an enjoyable shared weekly event. Shared TV is a different beast than things enjoyed alone or just with my closest person (not a euphemism) and shared sitcoms, broadcast and […]

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, squeeee!

I’m not sure I could be more excited for this. It remains one of my favourite reading experiences, I was so completely immersed in just my sort of world. I think the BBC will do it justice. James Stewart

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Community – Six Seasons and a Move-y away from what it once was

I currently watch the latest episodes of Community recorded from a television channel I did not previously know I had access to, Sony Entertainment Television. Contrary to my previous post, I’m quite glad it is not available in the same way as in the US, on Yahoo Screen. If each episode didn’t sit recorded on […]

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In a World… (of region locking)

Veep is pretty great. This is not news to many. However, I’m only partway through Season 2. I picked it up for £10 in HMV relatively recently and had a stilted but positive chat with the cashier about the fact it is pretty great. One thing I love is that every character is treated equally horribly. […]

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Post One: Start as you might possibly intend to go on

Welcome. This is a new outlet for all (most) of my thoughts on entertainment I have experienced. I’m going to set some ground rules that are susceptible to change, that being the nature of rules in life. 1. These are not reviews. They are intended to be thoughts sprung from televisual experiences. Leading on to… 2. These are televisual […]