Review Roundup

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I’m very late to the party, but the BBC series ‘Sherlock’ is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Written by Steven Moffat, current head writer of Doctor Who, series one encompasses three 1.5hr long episodes following Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in modern day London. It is pure brilliance, and I cannot wait for the second series which is currently being written/filmed. 5/5


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I’d been meaning to read ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ for quite a while, and I finally got around to it last weekend. It follows the story of ‘Charlie’ as he writes letter to an anonymous friend of a friend, describing his life. It’s a coming of age story that features love, homosexuality, drugs, alcohol, abuse, and high school in general, and it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. The movie adaption is currently being made with Logan Lerman as Charlie, and Emma Watson as his love interest, Sam. It should be very interesting, and it’s a very different role for Emma. 4/5

Josh Thomas and Tom Ward are back podcasting again, with season three, episode one of ‘Josh Thomas and Friend’ now available on iTunes. After a hiatus of around a year, the two best friends are as hilarious as ever, spending eighteen minutes talking about everything and anything. Just a warning, as brilliant as they are, some of the things they discuss may be a bit awkward to listen to if your parents can hear. Hopefully season three contains more episodes than season two (like, three), because they really are super entertaining. 4/5. 


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Four episodes in, ‘Angry Boys’ just isn’t doing it for me. I tried to like it, I really did, but I’m just not enjoying it. I continue to watch (Glee takes precedence though), but I just don’t find myself laughing; I’m more likely to be cringing at Chris Lilley’s desperate attempts to push boundaries and be hardcore. In my opinion, while it’s watchable and makes for good television, it’s just not Summer Heights High (and yes, I know that wasn’t the aim, and it was meant to be different etc. etc, SHH was just so much better to watch). I’ll keep watching, as it can only get better. Angry Boys airs 9pm Wednesday on ABC1. 2.5/5. 


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3 thoughts on “Review Roundup

  1. Anon, it gets confusing with Josh as everyone in his life is named Tom, but Tom Ward is his best friend. His ex-boyfriend was Tom Ballard and his current boyfriend is also Tom, but he refers to him as Ralph. Tom Ward has a live-in girlfriend :) fp xo

  2. Sherlock's great, isn't it? I can't wait for the new series. Hopefully it'll fill the void during this time without any new Doctor Who episodes…I haven't really been into Angry Boys either. My first problem with it is that the name is too similar to Angry Birds, which is a game that I adore. My second problem is that I just don't care about any of the characters. The reason that We Can Be Heroes and, to a lesser extent, Summer Heights High worked for me, is that I went to a school full of girls just like Ja'mie. Angry Boys lacks that small element of believability that made the other series so successful. But then again, there are enough poo jokes in there to keep the masses happy, so I think those of us who are unimpressed will unfortunately remain the minority.

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