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Second Time is The Charm – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

The first time that I saw Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, I was bored with it. I knew that it was supposed to be a comedy, but I found very little humour in it. It was not entertaining – it was like … Continue reading

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Starting Off the Year with Mood Whiplash

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episodes 11 & 12 (The Devil Inside)(A Murdog Mystery)  The first episode back after the winter break was sufficiently creepy and mysterious to keep my attention, even if it heavily featured flashbacks from previous seasons. The … Continue reading

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Loving the Comedy

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episodes 7 & 8 (Painted Ladies)(Weekend at Murdoch’s) Refreshing for a police procedural, Murdoch Mysteries is currently on a comedy streak. It isn’t that they are making light of death (although some gallows humour naturally sneaks … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has aged relatively well, but I find that it is the silliest of all of his comedies. I enjoyed it, but it is almost too silly. Humour is fickle – what one person finds uproaringly … Continue reading

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Covering Tension With Humour

CASTLE Season 8, Episodes 5 & 6 (The Nose)(Cool Boys) From these two episodes, it is fairly clear that without Beckett by his side, Castle is growing more and more unhinged. Both The Nose and Cool Boys have outlandish if … Continue reading

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Just What the Doctor Ordered – Spy (2015)

Spy (2015) What seemed like a silly slapstick comedy from the trailers turned out to be a hilarious and constructive film about confidence and stereotyping. Spy stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan, a desk-agent with the CIA who is the real … Continue reading

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Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) – If Only Disney Had Been British!

Adaptations are risky business.  For one, audiences already know the basic story and so are not as eager to hear it told again.  For another, those who do want to hear it again do so because they love the original.  … Continue reading

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