With eight series branching over eight years, the dramedy-mystery was popular amongst the female population with its storylines which not only left you wanting more, but made any domestic dwelling seem miniscule in comparison. But it was also popular amongst the males too for obvious reasons.
Perhaps there is a god after all! At last, the public have seen the light, the golden gates have opened; the b*tch is out! Possibly a month overdue, but it was about time Hazel got evicted.
Choice is a feature of the free market, enabled by buying power. Choice is something you earn. Without buying power, you do not have a choice. Take it or leave it. If you leave it you return to the bottom of the list. And frankly we really don't care.
The atrocity in Woolwich galvanised our belief that it would be wrong to let extremism and violence continue to set the Islamic agenda and claim to be a representative face of Islam; to abandon the season we had planned for many months would be letting down the majority of Muslims in Britain for whom terror and extremism have no place in their faith.
What I am hoping to see this year? Well, I think a mixed group will do well. I also think the boys section will be very strong again this season and as we know, the first ever series started with an 'overs' victory, so will we get a repeat on the 10th show?? Time will tell on that one.
This week was so dull that I actually had to remind myself to write a weekly recap. Does that say something about the fact this show is getting less interesting the longer it goes on?
Finland has found a novel way around that problem. Since January, the licence fee has been replaced by a new mandatory Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) tax, payable at 0.68% of taxable income, but not less than €50 nor more than €140.
It isn't just that Family Guy is a rival series that makes this move so emblematic of The Simpsons' slide. Al Jean, one of the few remaining staff writers who has been with the show from the beginning (albeit off and on), has referred to Family Guy as "derivative", and numerous sly accusations of plagiarism have made their way into recent episodes.
So this Sunday the Hypermen are invading our television screens with a live reveal of the new Doctor Who, hosted by Zoe Ball and I along with everyone else are speculating as to who will be who.
I just can't see there being another big scene in music like there was in the 90s. Don't get me wrong, there's still some great music around nowadays as there was in the noughties but there is nothing like the excitement of the 90s.
So here we are, August 2013, slap bang in the middle of BBC Proms territory. Whilst the Royal Albert Hall in West London plays host to the biggest names in classical music, the British Film Institute in South London shows the screening of series 2, show 1 of Top Boy- Channel 4's gritty drama about inner city street life.
Maybe the example set by Dr Leah will actually help the reputation of clinics who work hard to provide outstanding training, service, and facilities, and truly separate the wheat from the chaff- the great clinics from the dodgy salons.
It's interesting to see how the tables have now turned. Dexter and Gina my two favourites are now recognised as the most popular housemates in the outside world, to the rest of them, whilst former "insiders" such as Hazel and Charlie are on the potential chopping line for next week.
You have to wonder what next year's Apprentice has in store for us? Badger-culling services? Assassination on-demand? If you really want to ensure that people don't get disfigured by cosmetic treatments, don't sell them, and don't promote them on taxpayer-funded TV.
Christopher Guest is back with his new TV series Family Tree starring Chris O'Dowd as a down-and-out guy trying to find his roots through genealogy. But Guest didn't do it alone as British actor and filmmaker Jim Piddock co-created the funnyman's version of Who Do You Think You Are?...
The Bedford born actress, who has starred in TV shows such as Grange Hill, Red Dwarf, Silk and most recently the cult Channel 4 series Shameless, says there just aren't enough opportunities for black actors in the UK. There is an ever present malaise when it comes to casting black actors in roles.