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    Black Mirror: The Media and The Mob

    by  • December 7, 2011 • TV • 1 Comment

    Black Mirror

    (This post contains spoilers. But spoilers are good for you.) The first installement of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror is, if nothing else, clever. The name of the anthology itself is clever, being both the literal 'dark mirror' that looks back on us from any screen that's turned off and the idea that technology has created a...

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    The Windsors of Westeros

    by  • November 16, 2011 • TV • 0 Comments

    “It's like when we used to let kings take over from their fathers: that's the craziest rule that ever existed. If the king dies they let his kid be the king – what are the odds that he's not going to be a piece of shit? That's one of the weirdest things that we've...

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    Why there isn't a British West Wing

    by  • August 29, 2011 • TV, West Wing • 3 Comments

    I've just finished Andrew Rawnsley's The End of the Party and in the period when Brown thought a Lib-Lab coalition was a possibility there's this brief anecdote: 'He felt his legacy could be a progressive coalition. Brown imagined a final six months at Number 10 as the sort of benign, presidential 'father of the nation' figure...

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    Ainsley Hayes was Wrong

    by  • July 9, 2011 • TV, West Wing • 0 Comments

    To break away a bit from our 'ALL PHONE HACKING ALL THE TIME' postings, let's kick off part one of a million part series where we explore how the West Wing relates to everything in life. The (now a litttle old) story that Scalia holds the 14th Amendment doesn't apply to women reminds me...

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