Television is a big, big deal in 2019. The chief of the BBC has just declared “a second wave of disruption” is to hit the industry, even as the preceding disruption still ripples through our living rooms. The arrival of new streaming services from Apple and Disney are sure to be a game-changing, and not just … More The World’s Favorite TV Shows (According to IMDb)
Perception is a curious thing. Have you ever met a barely-recognisable friend after years apart, but felt at home the moment you hugged? There’s an emotional explanation, of course. But there’s also something about the unique combo of height, technique, power, and smell that form an unmistakable kind of ‘hug fingerprint.’ (Someday science will back … More 6 TV show filmsets reimagined with the interior design trends of 2019
Charlie Cooper, the labradoodle who lives with actor Bradley Cooper, has been tipped for a 2019 Best Supporting Actor Oscar amidst wide-spread public acclaim. He would be the first dog to win an Academy Award. The dog has received great write-ups for his role in roommate Bradley’s new film, A Star Is Born. The human … More Bradley Cooper’s labradoodle tipped to break the Oscar’s ‘fur ceiling’
The simplicity of a sitcom concept is part of what makes it successful. Every week (or several times a night once it’s all online) you get a repetition on a theme. This is what makes them so addictive. Like humour itself, a good sitcom is a killer mix of familiarity and surprise. Continue reading at … More The semiotics of sitcom sofas (or How these iconic couches wormed their way into your memories)
The United Kingdom is a land of stories. Perhaps it’s the turbulent history combined with the islander’s instinct for a fireside tale that has cultivated such a rich creative tradition. From Beowulf to Harry Potter, tales of wonder and adventure have been threaded through the history of this country. So how about a tour of … More A Literary Map Of The United Kingdom
Looking after your dog can be a heck of a lot of work – but of course it’s a deal that you’ll gladly accept. The average pooch more than repays his costs with love, companionship, and those inimitable moments of pure personality that seem conjured up from nowhere. But some dogs go above and beyond … More Pioneer Dogs: The Inspiring Tales of 8 Top Dogs
It can be difficult to let go of a beloved fictional universe when you reach the end of the book, series, or movie in which it was contained. You visited the fictitious homeland of your heroes daily (or more likely spent one ‘bingey’ weekend there!) and suddenly your trip came to an end. If only … More Fictional Places Have Their Passports Too. And They Are the Coolest!