Month: April 2020

  • Words on Walford: Fortnight of 13 – 24 April 2020

    Words on Walford: Fortnight of 13 – 24 April 2020

    Has the pandemic changed the way anyone else watches EastEnders? I used to watch every night, but lately I’ve been saving up four episodes (or what would be a week’s worth in normal times) and binging them at the weekend. In some ways this is nice—Friday night was spent in Walford, for example, and I […]

  • Reading my teenage blog: “If I Had One Wish (Prom 2004)”

    Reading my teenage blog: “If I Had One Wish (Prom 2004)”

    In the midst of the pandemic, proms are being cancelled left, right, and centre. Thinking of all the high school seniors who are missing out on their senior proms had me thinking about my own. I feel bad for these kids, because for many of them prom was something they have been looking forward to […]

  • Words on Walford: Weeks of 30 March – 10 April

    Words on Walford: Weeks of 30 March – 10 April

      It’s been almost a month since my last Words on Walford blog. The truth is, like the rest of the world, coronavirus quarantine had me a bit down. Rather than watching something as grim as EastEnders (and make no mistake—grim is why we love it), I’ve been tuning into cherished sitcoms like Are You […]

  • How Modern Family changed American television

    How Modern Family changed American television

    When Modern Family won the 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, I was livid. A derivative show which mashed the mocumentary-style of The Office up with the formulaic family sitcom (a la Everybody Loves Raymond), I couldn’t see how it could it could possibly rank as more “outstanding” than Glee, another nominee in its first […]

  • Skylar’s Favourite Self-Isolation Entertainment

    Skylar’s Favourite Self-Isolation Entertainment

      It has now been more than three weeks since I left the house, and like many people around the world, I’m starting to go a little stir crazy. Rather than climb the walls, I thought I would share with you all some of the ways I’ve been entertaining myself since self-isolation began (and before). […]