Posts Tagged ‘tv’

The Specials Are Pretty Special

// February 23rd, 2010 // 1 Comment » // Disability, Moviesandtv

If you haven’t seen the web series “The Specials” yet, you should check it out! It’s a reality show about five housemates with developmental disabilities living together in a share house in Brighton (four of the five have Down Syndrome).

It’s hilarious! I like Sam the best, he is really out there. Here’s one of my fave episodes where he falls for the Lady Boys of Bangkok:

The Specials – Episode 3 from KADA Films on Vimeo.

I think it’s great to have something like this that shows people with disabilities just going about their regular lives – socially, romantically but NOT medically. The creators are trying to get money together for Season 2, so support them any way you can!

The Wire Is Freaking Awesome

// October 23rd, 2008 // 4 Comments » // Moviesandtv

I am currently completely obsessed with the US TV series, The Wire. Yes, I know I’m a bit late as it just wrapped up at the end of its fifth season. But it is great plowing through the DVDs – about to start on Season 3. It is such a great show, really lets its characters develop properly, and fascinating portrayal of a city. The main theme is essentially how human beings are shaped by the politics and structure of organisations, like a police department, a drug dealing gang, or a waterfront union. I highly recommend it! Be warned, you will be swearing like a motherf**ker after watching, mos def.

Palin vs Clinton

// September 15th, 2008 // No Comments » // Internets, Politics

Hilarious skit from the weekend’s Saturday Night Live featuring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hilary Clinton.

“I can see Russia from my house”

So You Think You Can Blog

// July 24th, 2008 // No Comments » // Life

Me & Jan are currently obsessed with the latest American series of So You Think You Can Dance. I am downloading it from the States immediately after it goes to air, the first time I’ve done that for a reality show. Unfortunately I have discovered the chances of getting spoiled are MUCH higher for reality shows. Sadly I keep accidentally finding out who has gone as the file is downloading. Bloody AfterEllen.com keep putting it in the ACTUAL TITLE of the post, so that there is no way to avoid it, apart from avoiding one of my favourite websites.

Anyway here are some of my favourite dances from the series so far:

Robert Muraine – Popper Audition
Mind blowing popper! Never seen anything like it!

Joshua and Katee – Bollywood
Funky groovy Bollywood greatness!

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Mr G – Naughty Girl Official Video

// March 12th, 2008 // 3 Comments » // Moviesandtv, Obsessions

The following music video features home video footage sent in by fans of Mr G from all across Australia. It’s pretty hilarious. And it features my favourite chap, Toby, in a fetching shirt that reads “Do Me – I’m Famous”. GO TOBES!

Mr G – Naughty Girl

Bitch Is The New Black

// February 26th, 2008 // 5 Comments » // Moviesandtv, Politics

Check out this great clip where Tina Fey endorses Hillary on SNL.

Tina is so fucking funny, I love her. And I am a Hillary supporter too! Go Texas and Ohio!! It’s not too late!

I’d Go Straight For Him

// April 12th, 2007 // No Comments » // Culture

afterellen.com had an interesting post lately on the top 10 men most likely to inspire lesbians to have boy crushes. So I thought I would share my top 7 boy crushes with y’all. I couldn’t quite stretch to ten!

7. Adrian Pasdar

Adrian Pasdar

Despite his jaw being ridiculously wide, he has a certain all-American appeal on the show Heroes. And lovely piercing eyes. Lucky lucky Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks! (His wife)

6. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

Impressive as the Young Lion, Henry VIII, in the new series The Tudors. Very pretty in a new wave 80′s kind of way, which is my kind of way!

5. Gael Garcia Bernal

Especially when he played a drag queen in Bad Education. Astoundingly hot Latin goodness.

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Lost In Bittorrent

// May 26th, 2006 // No Comments » // Moviesandtv, Obsessions

Only 2 hours and 17 minutes until the final episode of Lost Season 2 is downloaded to my computer! I am very excited. Three months ago I’d never watched a single episode. Then I watched Season 1 on DVD and after that was compelled to download all of Season 2 week by week. What can I say, I’m a sucker for “mythology” shows.

Hail Xenu!!

// March 19th, 2006 // No Comments » // Moviesandtv

The continuing battle between South Park and Scientology has escalated a bit, allegations of Tom Cruise getting an episode pulled from repeats, and Isaac Hayes quitting over the show’s anti-Scientology episode. I was very amused however by a recent statement released by the show’s creators, Trey & Matt:

So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants of the dark lord Xenu.

I love those guys.

Life’s Pretty Straight Without…

// January 16th, 2006 // 5 Comments » // Internets, Lesbian, Obsessions

…a new gay girl tv show addiction! And yes folks, I’ve found a good one. It’s a new US cable teen show called South of Nowhere, and the main character is a teenage girl questioning her sexuality and having an intense relationship with her best friend. It’s great! I have downloaded all the episodes from here and am now completely hooked.

To celebrate, here is the Which South of Nowhere character are you? quiz!

Ashley

Family insanity? Dramatic relationships? You’ve been through it all, and now you’ve stopped letting that stuff get to you. Your ultimate life goal, for this week at least, is to find people who appreciate you for you, not for who you’ve dated or how you dress. You’ll wear the mini-est of mini skirts without feeling self-conscious, but the thought of attending a school function gives you nightmares. You use sarcastic criticism as a way to keep people distant, because if they get close, they might discover you’re not as certain about everything as you pretend to be.