Bigger on the Inside: Why I Love Doctor Who

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There are some things that you bring with you from childhood, some things that you just never grow out of. Tantrums, laughing at farts and pulling stupid faces, to name but a few. But for me, and for many of us Brits, there is also Doctor Who. The 50th Anniversary of this very British sci-fi show is fast approaching (okay, it’s still two years away, but when you’re nearly 50 that isn’t very long). With such a lengthy life there are very few these days who didn’t grow up with…

The Walking Dead – Long Wait for Season Two

Warning! Season finale spoilers ahead! That’s all, folks. Until October 2011, anyway. Yeah, we’ve got to wait until October 2011 for our next bite of the undead. Bummer. AMC aired The Walking Dead’s first season finale Sunday night to a cable ratings record. The zombie holocaust show has been a massive hit, with a second season greenlit weeks ago. The show, produced by Frank Darabont and based on the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, ran a first season comprising only six episodes (the filthy flirts) but still managed to pick…

Frank Darabont’s The Walking Dead Airs

Having been shot in a gun fight and put into a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes wakes up in hospital to find the world around him significantly changed. The hospital has been trashed, corpses are everywhere and the streets are deserted. Sort of. Long story short, there are zombies. Lots of them. After an encounter with two survivors, Grimes determines to head for Atlanta to find his missing wife and son. After all the hype surrounding Frank Darabont’s TV show The Walking Dead, the first episode, Days Gone Bye, finally…

Doctor Who Made Me Cry

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with writer Richard Curtis for many years now. I mean this quite literally, by the way. I either love what he writes or I hate it. I grew up with Blackadder and love the show unconditionally. I am aware, however, that the first series, written by Curtis alone, was nowhere near as good as the subsequent three series, during which he collaborated with Ben Elton. On the other hand, I actively hate Curtis’s movies, with Love Actually representing the epitome of all that irritates me…