My review for the Huffington Post (4 June 2012) of Gary Barlow’s nauseating documentary about how he recorded the official song for the Queen latest Jubilee. Basically, a gifted, delusional musician talks into a camera in various places around the Commonwealth, then gets a chart-topping choir to record a mediocre song back in England.
My review of Julian Fellowes’ miniseries Titanic for the Huffington Post (26 March 2012). Essentially an attempt to recreate Downton Abbey on a ship, which failed even against that low ambition. The only saving grace was knowing how it ended.
My review of the second series of 10 O’Clock Live for the Huffington Post. I argued that this supposedly satirical show is essentially apolitical, relying on toilet humour and failing to target those who hold power in Britain.
My review of BBC Four’s Danish political drama, Borgen, for The Grapevine (22 January 2012), praising the show for its measured portrayal of politics and serious consideration of policy issues.