Tuesday, 30 November 2010

So Here It Is...

As surreal as it may seem it is almost December and the run up to Christmas is upon us. Where the times gone I have no idea but I definitely in favour of embracing the Christmas spirit. I'm aware of my recent tardiness when it comes to updating, and let me begin by apologising. I won't bore you with excuses. However the next few weeks I intend to be a good girl and keep up to date, but there will be a difference. Rather than my regular features and random rants I will be attempting to create an on-line advent of sorts. It will of course revolve around the lovely women who have graced our screens, because I can't think of anything better to open every morning. So without further ado I give to you the Countdown to Christmas...

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

My Leading Lady

Karen Walker/Megan Mullally

I don't think I've come across a single person who watches Will and Grace and doesn't adore Karen. Sure she's a loud, pill popping, drunk but she's utterly fabulous. There's something about the way she can deliver a perfectly timed sarcastic comment while sipping a Martini, that just makes her irresistible. You'd expect that her insanely high pitched voice would be annoying but somehow it merely adds to her unique charm. She spends her days pretending to work and critiquing everything about Grace but you can tell that there's a deep friendship there, she has a similar relationship with her maid Rosario and even Will, she insults them but you know she loves them really. But her real devoted is of course to Jack; her poodle. Those two are inseparable and magnificent together, in fact they virtually steal the show. As the show progressed we can to see more of her personality as well as her general liking of French kissing girl, which lets face is what we had all been hoping for. Karen is one of a kind and I personally wouldn't change a thing about her.

Monday, 15 November 2010

My Weekly Addiction

Will & Grace

It was inevitable that Will & Grace would eventually find its way onto my addiction list. after all it's one of my favourite shows. I imagine I'm not the only one who loves it, I mean who can resist the fabulous foursome of quirky and loveable characters. Its one of those rare shows that doesn't rely on extreme drama to capture its audience. That's not to say it doesn't have its fair share of drama but what's really appealing about the show is the everyday lives of these people we came to adore. When it first aired it was a breakthrough for the GLBT community. It paved the way for future shows to revolve around gay main characters. Something we will forever be grateful for. Of course we also love the upfront humour of the show. With such different characters, there was a never ending supply of funny situations and comical, sarcastic conversations that made us smile week after week. One of the most important aspects of the show was without a doubt the friendship that these four people shared. Its the kind of friendship we all crave and if we're really lucky can relate to in our own lives. I like to think I'm one of those lucky people. It may be gone but this wonderful show is simply unforgettable.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

My Leading Lady

Detective Sergeant Sam Murray/Heather Peace

Now she may not be one of the 3 main ladies but she certainly caught my eye. I think maybe its the swagger or the hot sex on her desk. Who knows? I do feel sorry for her though, I wish Cat would stop messing her about and forget about Frankie. She's got a great girl in her bed and for some reason she keeps coming way to close to blowing it. Last nights episode only expanded my admiration for Sam,I mean did you see that sheriffs outfit, it was hot. And of course it added to the whole good girl locking up the bad guys image she's got going. I also think bonus points should be awarded for the fact that Heather Peace is in fact gay in real life, therefore making any fantasies much more realistic.

Monday, 8 November 2010

My Weekly Addiction

Lip Service

Now I know I'm a bit late to start singing the praises of the latest lesbian show but better late than never. We're entering the 4th week of the show and so far I've been quite impressed by the programme. Its one of the few decent shows on British TV. Of course it has its faults like the rather annoying and delusional Ed but other than that it has a lot going for it. There were originally fears that there would be too many similarities between the one and only Shane and Glasgow's Frankie. But I'm pleased to say that while there are some parallels the characters are actually very different. Overall its a great show with all the necessary components that go with drama and lesbians.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Kicking Ass and Taking Names


It took me over a week but I finally managed to get to see the much anticipated RED. It didn't disappoint that's for sure. From the beginning it was cram packed full of drama, violence and even romance. All the while being the kind of film that makes you laugh out loud. This falls into one of my favourite category's that portrays the older generation in a positive if somewhat unusual light. It one of those films that you watch and then spend the next week randomly bursting into fits of giggles as you remember certain parts. Like watching several Legends of the film industry kick some serious ass. Without a doubt one of the best aspects of this film is without a doubts seeing Helen Mirren in charge of a machine gun. Priceless.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

My Leading Lady

Catherine Willows/Marg Helgenberger

I can say with out a doubt Catherine Willows was my first girl crush and still remains one of my ultimate favourites. From the first time I saw her in CSI I knew I was in love. In fact I can remember the exact episode; Unfriendly Skies. She was sat with her feet on a desk telling Grissom she'd basically had enough. She made me smile, her attitude was great and suited her down to the ground. I think that's one of the things which I find so appealing about her, aside form the obvious fact that she's drop dead gorgeous, she's strong and independent. She knows who she is and isn't ashamed of her past. Which lets face it the fact that she's an ex-exotic dancer only make her more appealing. In fact I think a petition should be started which requires her to demonstrate these skill on the show, just an idea. I was thankful to the producers when they came to realise what potential Catherine had and began to put her more upfront with better storyline and, as shallow of me as it is, better outfits. She swapped the suits for skirts and I'm almost certain her tops got tighter, all of which I personally found very satisfactory. When you watch her you know she won't take any crap from anyone, especially when it comes to her family. When it comes to protecting Lindsey she can be down right fierce, which is still hot. That's not to say she doesn't have her vulnerable moments as we've all witnessed, its in these moments that you just want to hug her.

Monday, 1 November 2010

My Weekly Addiction

CSI: Las Vegas

CSI is one of the originals for me, and what I mean by that is it was one of the first TV shows that got me hooked. In fact I think it was one of the first three. So its safe to say it has a special place in my heart. When it first arrived on our screen it was a completely new and fresh concept, with an insight into a whole new world. Admittedly that has changed now with forensics been a dominant theme in many shows, however CSI has remained strong and is still considered the original and the best to most people. I was only a small child when the show first started so unfortunately I didn't follow it from its conception, instead I became a DVD junkie, catching up on all that I had missed. But once i started I couldn't stop. There was something about the science involved that fascinated me, I'd always loved crime shows but this was so different. I also quickly came to adore the characters; especially Catherine but I'm saving that for another post. It was so great to see a cast that gels so well, you can see the genuine compassion and friendship these people share. Of course I was gutted when the original team began to thin out, so to speak. First Sara, then Warrick shortly followed by Grissom. I must admit its not the same without the whole gang but its still ticks the right boxes for me. While I may be a fan of all 3 CSI shows Las Vegas is without a doubt my favourite, maybe its because it was here first. I don't know but I think part of it is down to the fact that it seems more realistic in a bizarre way, I meant the Vegas team have no problem diving through dumpsters or sifting through a human stew, their willing to get down and dirty. It is without a doubt the best of the rest and one of my personal favourites.