Why There’s No Satisfaction in Comedy

There’s a cartoon by comedian Damian Clark which pinpoints perfectly how comedians tend to look at things. First, he shows what the audience looks like from the stage when the gig is going well. Here the frame is full of a sea of laughing faces. Underneath this drawing is what the comic sees – every […]

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MY Outlander Review – Heaven and Earth

Claire Makes a Splash, Jamie Takes a Backseat, Tears are Shed and Fergus Proves He Really is His (Adopted) Father’s Son. Contains Spoilers In this week’s episode Jamie (Sam Heughan) takes a backseat, the seat in question being below deck, imprisoned in yet another cell, unable to rescue his wife. And to put it mildly, […]

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MY Outlander Review – The Doldrums

Drama on the high seas, love on a more even keel, a set of new star-crossed lovers and a new comedy duo. Contains SPOLIERS. The purpose of this week’s episode seems to be to set the story up for the rest of the series and our intrepid heroes’ move across the Atlantic: the change in […]

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MY Outlander Review – First Wife

Claire finally finds out Jamie’s secret & it’s safe to say she’s not happy. Contains SPOILERS. Even Ian Senior (Steven Cree), usually the calmest of all the Frasers & Murrays, looks mightily annoyed at the arrival of Claire (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Young Ian (John Bell) at Lallybroch. Ian Senior’s mood doesn’t improve […]

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MY Outlander Review – Crème de Menthe

Lies, Sex and Murder. Oh yes, and Jamie proves he can also be a bit of a twat. Contains SPOILERS. After last week’s episode, this episode was always going to be a bit of an anti-climax. But after such a longed-for reunion, I didn’t expect the cracks between our two lovers to show so soon, […]

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MY Outlander Review – A. Malcolm

Yes after THAT wait it’s THAT reunion. And boy is it good to have Claire and Jamie back together again. Contains SPOILERS. This being Outlander this long-awaited episode doesn’t start where we think it will but goes back in time to give us Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) point of view before Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie […]

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Me Too

In the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the Me Too hashtag trended on Twitter, kick started by the actress Alyssa Milano who asked for anyone who’d ever been sexually assaulted or harassed to tweet “me too” in order to “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”. Of course, we women know […]

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MY Outlander Review – Freedom and Whisky

False Expectations, Brianna Grows Up, Timeless Ageing and Claire Decides. Contains SPOILERS. This week’s episode proved to be a case of false expectations on my part. Unable to avoid the chatter on social media, I thought this week’s episode would feature THAT reunion. Of course it did but in a way it didn’t, the brief […]

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MY Outlander Review – Of Lost Things

In this week’s episode Claire’s story takes a backseat, Roger and Brianna finally kiss and Jamie is blackmailed into having sex. Oh yes, and there’s a new addition to the Frazer clan. Contains SPOILERS (obviously). I’m presuming Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) story takes a backseat due to the fact that there’s limited dramatic value in watching […]

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MY Outlander Review – All Debts Paid

One fantastic actor makes a surprise appearance while another stalwart makes his final exit. Episode 3 proves to be another fine episode in what is shaping up to be an engrossing season. CONTAINS SPOILERS. All Debts Paid opens with what seems a happy domestic scene chez the Randalls in 1950s Boston but it soon transpires […]

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