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!