After reading back on the spiteful bile I spouted about the Friends cast I
1. wasted no further time thinking about them
2. decided that I should at least try to eliminate the negative & accentuate the positive
This has been a bit difficult when everything I've looked forward to watching has turned out a bit disappointing and
because I had wanted to list the repeat offenders on my Waste Of Cathode Rays/Air List.
For the record these include; -
Jakki Brambles: annoying 10+ years ago on Radio 1 with her witless blather, more annoying now on Entertainment Today as she breathlessly introduces widely available film clips as if they were the exclusive footage of King Arthur showing us around his lovely Avalon home.
Sara Cox: ditto Radio 1 witlessness, blissfully absent from my consciousness for a few months until she turned up as the big interview in 2 magazines this week. To pinch an old line off Frasier, she has delusions of adequacy.
Anyway, enough of that, no need to go into detail about Simon "never mind the music, look at the bank balance" Cowell, Anne "thousant
" Robinson, Richard "can't even read from an autocue" Blackwood. etc. etc.
I realise the pointlessness of even having any opinion, let alone a strong one about such 'celebrities' and like children showing off by pulling their pants down - the only sensible thing to do is ignore them. *
So good stuff, erm. Here are my highlights of the last week or so...
Old episodes of EastEnders being shown for their 20th Birthday on UK Gold - blown away again by Anita Dobson as Angie - she is Blanche du Bois imprisoned in an East End pub.
L- Divine Vivien Leigh (Blanche), R - Whatever-happened-to Anita Dobson (Angie).
Bruce Parry in Tribe - this week taking hallucinogenics in the rainforest and really feeling that he'd seen the gods, like a proper shaman.
Alistair Campbell's expletive filled email being read out by Paxo on Newsnight.
Corrie's Norris evangelising about Hard Grinding. Tsk, it's a book he's reading.
* Edit, apart from a being a confusing sentence (due to the appalling bad grammar) I'm not sure on re-reading that one should ignore stripping children. Oh dear, Iwish I'd never mentioned it...just by typing the last sentence I'm probably on some web-paedo watch :-(