Category: Entertainment

  • A brief tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor

    A brief tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor

    Barbara never ran away from her roots. She was unashamedly working-class. Brash and bubbly and occasionally bawdy (she once told Larry Lamb “we’re all the same size lying down” and asked Boris Johnson for a kiss), she was friends with the Kray twins and married a man decades her junior. Sod what anyone thought, from where I stand she always seemed to live life on her own terms, right up until the end.

  • 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 […]

  • The 35 most iconic scenes in “EastEnders” history

    The 35 most iconic scenes in “EastEnders” history

    Next week, EastEnders celebrates its 35th anniversary. While producers have promised some amazing and gripping scenes as the citizens of Walford take to the Thames for a death cruise, there are plenty of great moments to look back on. As a lifelong EastEnders fan—I began watching from America on PBS when I was about 8-years-old—I […]

  • “Roseanne” could be just the show we need – if ABC does it right

    I love Roseanne. A show about a working class white family in downstate Illinois, it has long been one of my favourites. I remember watching it with my family as a child and have seen every episode at least twice as an adult. I can quote many episodes by heart. It spoke to me and […]