You know how I always say I appreciate The Hobbitfor introducing me to new stuff and gorgeous men like Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman.
I wrote a post onThe Almighty Johnsonsand let me tell you, we’ve caught up on all the episodes aired to date in NZ (season 3 episode 11) and we are raptured by it.
I can’t freakin’ wait for more and I’m already mourning the fact that it’ll be almost a year before season 4 airs.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, all of the episodes are conveniently available on YT
That’s another reason why I love NZ, they don’t go all huffy and puffy about protecting their shows. Hear that USA?
While we were chin-wagging on the issue of the Johnson boys, I asked KatharineD, my specialist on all things Down Under, to recommend more goodies from this previously untapped but apparently delicious source.
One of the recs was Summer Heights High.
Here’s what Katherine had to say:
“For off beat comedy, there’s a very clever one called Summer Heights High- I read somewhere that Dawn French got hold of it and thought it was brilliant- well written satire”.
I’m always up for a good recommendation, so I decided to give it a try.
One hardly knows where to begin 😉
Firstly, if you’re a fan of the British The Office, The Catherine Tate Showor Little Britain, this is a MUST!
Fair warning, it’s cheeky, edgy, definitely off-beat, there are naughty words and controversial topics raised.
The above description ticks all my boxes for a comedy series but then my sense of humour is a required taste…
Summer Heights High is an Australian television mockumentary (where fictional stories are presented as documentaries) series, written by and starring Chris Lilley.
It follows the lives of pupils at an Australian public school, especially three characters, all played by Lilley, and a supporting cast, many of whom are non-actors.
There’s the megalomaniacal “Director of Performing Arts” Mr G, a self-absorbed, privileged “it girl” Ja’mie King, and disobedient, vulgar Tongan student Jonah.
The series manages to be wickedly funny, while at the same time it explores what life as a teenager in an Australian public school is like, raising issues such as social cliques, bullying, teenage slang, stereotyping, profanity, racism, and homophobia.
Benedict Cumberbatch sporting Sherlock curls punching Jeremy Clark.
Doesn’t get much better!
Here’s the show’s description:
“In this clip, we’re treated to seeing Benedict’s mother posing with quite a fanciful car, we learn what the BBC Sherlock star drove as his first vehicle, we see host Jeremy Clarkson learn how to take a punch, and determine how well Cumberbatch fared on his timed track laps versus other Star Trek greats.
We also get the secret behind exactly how Sherlock Holmes was able to survive the Reichenbach Fall.”
I think not, but it’s still a good giggle 🙂
Benedict, you can drive my car anytime…
Still on my wishlist: Richard Armitage on Top Gear!
I wonder if he’d be one of those tame sensible drivers, or if he’d release the driving beast within and it’d be pedal to the metal.
BTW, Benedict Cumberbatch has been the face of Jaguar, so I guess the reasonably priced car is a bit of a letdown for him.
By the way, I love how they add “actor” to his name.
Duh, I think we all gathered as much.
With a name like that he could hardly be an accountant!
If the answer to your question whether you want to see more of Ben on Top Gear is HELL YES! here’s a behind the scenes clip:
FanstRA4 is breathing down my neck and it’s time to start setting things in motion (no pressure…), and all of ideas for posts for the events involve more than sitting and writing (which I can’t actually do all that well, hence the smoke and mirrors).
On the plus side my mind is starting to work in overdrive and I actually had a post idea at 5am and was so afraid it’d go away, so I actually got up to grab a pen and paper.
While I’m busy with that, and many other things, let me leave you with a video that had me in tears and suffocating with laughter yesterday.
Some say it’s fake.
I say: Who cares?
As someone commented, she literally has side burns now LOL!
Keep them coming please, and I WILL start cold calling (or emailing, as the case may be) to fill my needed quota of a hundred billion (more or less…).
Scrolling down at the post published at I Want to be a Pin Up, I really do look like a total Armitage creep/weirdo/call the police and get a restraining order, because it’s been RAining Armitage over here for months.
Just call me Miss Pervy Armitage (no, really, I’m planning on officially changing it…).
As part of Valentine’s Day I’ve decided to separate my posts into those that refer more to the official name of my blog, and those that are connected to the Armi-loony in me, which will be posted tomorrow.
Time for the Valentine’s Day Pin Up Girls 🙂
Some people are surprised I embrace Valentine’s Day so much, seeing that I’m single and jaded to the extreme, but I can’t help but support a day that’s all about love, in whatever shape or form it happens to be present in your life.
I wish you true romance on the 14th of February, chocolates and long-stemmed roses from a passionate lover, champagne and some extra vigorous chandelier sex.
Then again, if you happen to be like me and you don’t even have a proper chandelier to hang from, I wish you the feeling of being loved by friends and family 🙂
I hope you have a steaming Valentine’s Day and remember, in the words of RuPaul:
If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?!?!?
I’m still spending (or do I mean wasting???) my free time on tumblr, so here’s an interesting bunch of links between LOTR and The Hobbitwhich you may have missed (too busy drooling and such at the hsheer dwarf hotness on your screen).
Yup, I’ve seen the whole LOTR trilogy close to 20 times and I missed most of them too 🙂