Tag Archives: television

Kenneth Branagh is the New Olivier

One Face, Many Roles I caught the last few minutes of Thor the other night on TV and was startled to see that the director of the movie was Kenneth Branagh. I wasn’t startled that he was the director, just … Continue reading

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Decoding a New Advertising Catchphrase

Bonvoy! Marriott Hotels have created a new rewards scheme. They want it to stand out from the crowd, so they decided to call it something that people can say to each other in a TV advert. Nothing else is said, … Continue reading

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Get Out of Jail, Free Card?

College Admissions Scandal Imagine, if you will, a world in which everyone is treated the same. Now, open your eyes and look around you: that world is not here on planet Earth! This latest distraction from the States is a … Continue reading

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Thinning a Bit on Top?

Hair Club can help… It’s not nice to mock the afflicted, so my focus will be on the company offering ‘hope’ to those who are losing their hair. Their ads appear every week night on Fox 29 Buffalo, sometime between … Continue reading

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JWR’s Portrayer?

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Oceanic Flight 815

“Lost”: the Plot When this television series started in 2004, everyone speculated that the survivors of Oceanic flight 815 had actually died and their time on the Island was the afterlife. It took six seasons to tell the full tale, … Continue reading

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Self-Harm is a Cry for Help

Jussie Smollett’s Crime (Cry Me) It’s been a weird three weeks since Smollett told Chicago Police that he had been mugged by two anti-black, anti-gay masked men who doused him with bleach, beat him and hung a rope around his … Continue reading

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