#CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls – 3×06: ‘Halloween’ / 3×07: ‘The Agreement’

After three series and nineteen episodes, we finally bade farewell to our favourite wee doofuses from a small corner of Northern Ireland this week, with the finale of Derry Girls across two episodes. So for quite possibly the last time, let's get down to the craic...In the first installment, 'Halloween', it's time for the one … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls – 3×06: ‘Halloween’ / 3×07: ‘The Agreement’

#CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls – 3×05: ‘The Reunion’

Deary me we've got to the penultimate episode of the last ever series already? Better catch ourselves on then gang...And we open on the unusual sight of Aunt Sarah reading this week. Even more unusually: reading about the Russian Revolution... Da Gerry is of course questioning this. I mean Ma Mary reading Wuthering Heights in … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls – 3×05: ‘The Reunion’

#CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls – 3×03: ‘Stranger On A Train’

Before we begin this week... There's an announcement of sorts. Far from being half way to the end of this current series and thus to the end of Derry Girls entirely, turns out that actually... https://twitter.com/BritishComedy/status/1520081753347612679?t=i4hP9HhbCZzMroGS0VARaQ&s=19 Well that's good craic, isn't it?And now for this week's episode. All aboard...It would appear the Quinns are off … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls – 3×03: ‘Stranger On A Train’

#CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls – 3×01: ‘The Night Before’

Well, it's been about three years longer than any of us anticipated back in 2019. But finally, we can, with wild abandon, say "Slainté motherf***ers", as our Channel 4 sitcom faves Derry Girls returned this week for their third - and sadly, final - series. And so too, have our week-by-week reviews of the show. … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Derry Girls – 3×01: ‘The Night Before’

Book Review: Jay Blades – ‘Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life’

There are many ways to make it, and I took the long way round. For a while, I was very broken, but for the last thirty years I have mostly been trying to help people make or repair things. It might be furniture, it might be a relationship: it might even be themselves ... This … Continue reading Book Review: Jay Blades – ‘Making It: How Love, Kindness and Community Helped Me Repair My Life’

#CrazyStupidAlbum: McFly (@mcflymusic) – ‘Young Dumb Thrills’

15th November 2010. That was the last time, almost 10 years to the day, that McFly last released a full studio album. Said album - Above the Noise - is probably still up there with Spice Girls' Forever and The Human League's Crash as a potentially brilliant but wonkily executed tap into an unexpected territory … Continue reading #CrazyStupidAlbum: McFly (@mcflymusic) – ‘Young Dumb Thrills’