Entries by Paddy Duffy from 07/2011

The Makings Of A Hit TV Show

| Posted 07.04.2011 | UK Entertainment

Great writing, cast and production and, occasionally, naked breasts (looking at you, Game of Thrones) are all very well and good, but there are other less tangible common factors at play that end up being hallmarks of a quality show.

Tears, Fierceness And Elle Macpherson: One Man Finds Out What It's Like To Work On Next Top Model

| Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

At the beginning of The Devil Wears Prada, Anne Hathaway's character explains the reason she ended up at Runway is because the choice was between there and an Auto magazine. At times when I have least to do, I like to think I got the work placement Anne turned down.

Is This Ad Sexist Or Just Crap?

| Posted 07.18.2011 | UK Entertainment

I'm trying to picture the image of a modern day Don Draper sitting down with his latest clients. They're excited to see what this colossus among men has to offer, what paradigm-exploding slogan or concept he's about to bestow upon them to make their brand immortal. At that point, New Age Don gets up and says "So then the man says WONGA! and a bunch of other people tell the audience how to get money for their old mobiles".

The Four Rooms Phenomenon

| Posted 07.26.2011 | UK Entertainment

Television programming often goes through phases of prevalence. At the minute, we seem to be going through an expert-people-sit-around-judging-other-people-with-a-view-to-mutual-financial-gain phase. But compared to David Dickinson, Four Rooms is Hitchcock.