Thoughts on: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

And there we go. Just like that a brave new era of Doctor Who is inaugurated and a shiny new Doctor baptised. What's the bet that Chris Chibnall was gnawing his fingernails as The Woman Who Fell to Earth aired on Sunday? If he wasn't, he should have been. There was an enormous amount riding on… Continue reading Thoughts on: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

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I’ve been watching: Sierra Burgess is a Loser

I have a secret. Chick flicks are my guilty pleasure. That's not something a heterosexual male would be advised to admit, for fear of his heterosexual maleness being called into question, but there you go. The Parent Trap is one of my all-time favourite films. I absolutely love The Princess Diaries. One of my favourite TV shows… Continue reading I’ve been watching: Sierra Burgess is a Loser

Pros and Cons of selling Doctor Who to Netflix

Should Doctor Who be sold to Netflix? Why not? Who doesn't love Netflix? Everyone's favourite online streaming service makes some great shows. Look me in the eye and tell me Stranger Things isn't one the best TV shows of our time. Tell me The Crown is rubbish. That's right, you can't. So you'd agree that Doctor Who… Continue reading Pros and Cons of selling Doctor Who to Netflix

What if Harry Potter were written for adults?

I'm reading the Harry Potter books again for the 27th time. No, I lie -- it's only been 26 times. But that's okay because it's been about five years since I as much as picked up anything with J.K. Rowling's name on it. See, ever since I decided I ought to start reading books that… Continue reading What if Harry Potter were written for adults?

Barrister for a day: I learned court advocacy

It's not often I start the day with the words "May it please the court, my name is..." but, last Friday, I did. And then I spent the rest of the day trying to get an over-zealous Managing Director off charges of workplace bullying. The plaintiff was accusing this Managing Director of being aggressive and… Continue reading Barrister for a day: I learned court advocacy

What if Series 11 sucks?

Now, don't get me wrong. I don't want Series 11 to suck. Maybe, by the tone of everything I've written about Chris Chibnall, Series 11 and the Thirteenth Doctor so far, you might be under the impression that I'd be privately happy if Series 11 crashed and burned. Only then, you might think I might… Continue reading What if Series 11 sucks?

Stress brings out the worst in people: my experience with a cancelled flight

Personally, I've never found airports as stressful places as other people. I'm just not someone who stresses very much in general. I had an aunt once describe me as "horizontal" and that I had "no pulse" because of how "chilled out" I am. Certainly, I can see why many people become stressed and anxious in… Continue reading Stress brings out the worst in people: my experience with a cancelled flight