The mid-week biscuit break #7

23/01/2019
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It’s been over a month since I created one of these posts and in that time I had a fortnight off work…So there are a lot of tv recommendations!

Spencer, Vogue and baby too – E4

I have a confession to make – I really like Spencer Matthews and so does the husband. I stuck this on thinking he would hate it but he ended up laughing just as much as me. Vogue and Spencer make a great couple and they bounce off each other so well. If you want something easy and funny to watch, this is alright.

Tully – Sky

Tully is a movie about an exhausted mother (Charlize Theron) who is dealing with her man baby husband and their two kids (one who has, as of yet, an undiagnosed disorder) and has just given birth to her third child. In an attempt to help her, her brother gives her the number of a night nurse who changes the mother’s life. This movie comes from the creator of one of my favourite movies, Juno, and it’s pretty good. Marlowe (the mother) is very dead pan and sarcastic,which is exactly my kind of humour.

A Series of Unfortunate Events season 3 – Netflix

I watched the seven final episodes of ASOUE relatively quickly (I watched five before going to bed then the remaining two immediately after I woke up) and I loved it. The set design, the costumes (Esme Squalor is a style icon – that flame ski suit!), the casting…Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. When I was younger I read the books but I remember getting a bit muddled as things got more complex – Seeing things played out on screen made it all a lot clearer and I really enjoyed that the ending wasn’t quite as bleak as the books made it out to be.

Luther series 5 – BBC

It got a bit of a bashing but I liked it. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so that’s all I’ll say.

Catastrophe – All4

I’m late to the party but husband and I recently started watching Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s half hour comedy on All 4 and it’s brill.

I might have watched a lot of tv but podcasts took a backseat. Apart from Crime Junkie (my favourite). These are four that I listened to and thought were brilliant.

How To Fail with Elizabeth Day: Lily Allen

The first episode of season three of Elizabeth’s fantastic podcast features marmite pop star Lily Allen. I raced through her book and this podcast is an extension of that, and of her albums. Elizabeth is a great host – She asks questions around delicate subjects in a respectful manner and she thanks guests when they answer something difficult – I just think it’s really nice of her to offer guests that courtesy.

Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murphy: Munroe Bergdorf on Racism, Trans Activism and Acceptance

Munroe Bergdorf is a powerhouse and the work she does and the message she is trying to get across is so important. She makes me question my white, cisgender privilege in this podcast and as always, Krishnan asks considered questions – Sometimes the way he delivers his questions is very blunt but I think he just asks the difficult questions to find out his guests viewpoint on the matter.

Casefile: Case 104 Mark & John

I love Casefile but recently I’d started to go off it a little bit as the episodes were getting stupidly long. This episode is a bit shorter than it’s predecessors coming in at 1 hour and 3 minutes and oh. my. days. It’s INSANE. I genuinely couldn’t believe what I was listening too.

Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murphy: Michaela Coel on falling out of love with Christianity, Chewing Gum and avoiding stardom

Sorry for another mention of this podcast but it is fast becoming one of my favourites. Michaela Coel is great (I adore Tracy, her character in Chewing Gum) and I love how she is using her platform to bring others up with her. She’s so modest, down to earth and she also has the dirtiest laugh known to man.

Again, a month away from the biscuit break meant I read a lot of cool articles that I felt needed to be seen by you guys!

Boob Nation: Exploring How The Body Positive Movement Went Tits-Up – Pandora Sykes for Elle
Lesbian Culture Has Had a Major Update – Daisy Jones for Vice
“The whole period between 19 and 23 is a big blur” Keira Knightley –
Andreas Sjodin for Balance
Blogging isn’t dead, it’s just boring – Put The World To Writes
Why I’m not a vegan – Emily Clarkson
Still complicated: Avril Lavigne: ‘I’ve had to fight people on this journey’ – Laura Snapes for The Guardian
LITTLE LOVE RITUALS: WHAT ARE YOUR OWN? – The Little Plum
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

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