The Train

I boarded the train at 6am, as any working person would when they live miles from work. But there was something off about it. It wasn’t the same. Instead of the bright colours, it was just plain silver. “Don’t be so silly,” I thought, “maybe they’re in the process of a refurbishment.” I could feel…

Twenty Years Of Arsene Wenger

Yesterday was the twentieth anniversary of one of English football’s stalwarts. From the first successful foreign manager in England to a possible obstacle to Arsenal’s evolution, Arsene Wenger’s career has changed immensely but he will always have a legacy.   Arsene Wenger entered Highbury as a fresh new face and became the clubs most successful…

Here’s why ‘Justified’ is the best show since the Sopranos

For those of you who are woefully, woefully unaware, here’s the fact; you need to watch Justified. I’ve been watching TV since 1993. I sat through the nightmarish fog of Rosie and Jim, where the BBC decided that children wanted nothing more than to watch satanic puppets on a riverboat. I was there for the…

Why BoJack Horseman is unlike any other TV show

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been completely addicted to the Netflix original series BoJack Horseman, and felt compelled to try and explain what makes it so utterly unique in the world of television. I first became aware of the show after seeing it advertised and was initially uninterested. I found the title bizarre…

The truly horrific subplot hiding in Beauty and the Beast

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, it’s time to admit it; Disney is for kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney. The films are fun, colourful and slip just enough Blue humour under the radar to keep even the most joyless adults happy, but morality tales and talking fish just aren’t for us anymore. Disney movies are…

Big Sam’s Revolution?

Sam Allardyce’s reign over the English Lions has begun with, well… a 1-0 win over Slovakia. Doesn’t sound too impressive and it wasn’t. But Can we really judge him on this performance? After all, he’s only had a few weeks to get his ideas in place and get the team on board, so should we judge him…

See You in the Morning

I woke with a stabbing in my head, a churning in my guts, and, as usual, you beside me. I opened my eyes and the glare from the TV burned sharply into my retinas, so I closed them again. I could hear the newsreader’s voice. “The time is ten minutes to nine on Wednesday morning.”…

A Reason for Robyn

Modern day Robyn Hood. She’s still stealing from the rich to give to the poor but even good intentions have consequences.

Baby Love -Part two

17th April 1999 Dear diary,   Yesterday I met Sally, she’s an adoption social worker. Basically shes the one that goes between me and my baby’s new parents. I’m not sure I want to do this. I want to keep him and watch him grow up before me,  I wonder what will happen when he’s…

Why Orange Is The New Black Is One Of The Realest Shows Ever Made

I think we can all agree that Netflix has released some stellar shows in recent years, with Making a Murderer in 2015 and of course, this year’s Stranger Things. But before any of us had even heard of these shows, there was one that instantaneously captured the internet by storm; Orange Is The New Black….

The insane hidden timeline that changes everything about the Terminator

In 1984, a leather-clad Arnold Schwarzenegger kicked Hollywood’s door in and started blasting, playing the baddest cybernetic killing machine ever seen on screen and forever changing the cinematic landscape. The Terminator was the first film to effectively bridge the gap between sci-fi and action that divided audiences since movies began. Action movies were no longer…

Who Am I?

I take journeys, But only one way. I can travel as far as you please, And can be picked up anywhere in the world. I come in many colours, But feature the same image, Unless it’s a special occasion. I travel at different speeds, And only have one purpose in this life. What am I?