The Good Place: my new TV obsession

The Good Place has arrived in the UK. The Michael Schur (of Brooklyn Nine Nine and Parks and Recreation fame) created sitcom has been airing on NBC in the US, but now the whole of season 1 is available on Netflix on these shores, with new season 2 episodes every Friday.

The wife and I binged the whole first season in a weekend. Needless to say, I loved it, and wanted to write about it.

For Movie Pilot I documented all the clues that led us to THAT twist ending, and you can read that here. (Spoilers, obviously. If you haven’t seen season 1 yet, fork off don’t read it.)

Having watched the first three episodes of season 2 (the first episode was a double-header) I developed a theory about a potential twist for this season, and you can read that here.

Love The Good Place? Leave a comment under the articles, let’s talk about it!


Has Game Of Thrones lost its edge?

So it’s been a quiet…6 months?! Wow. Well, that’s not true, it hasn’t been a quiet 6 months. I’ve been busy, and writing a lot. So busy, in fact, that I neglected this place. No more, though, so you can expect updates throughout the week with links to stuff I’ve written.

First up, a piece for Movie Pilot that’s gathering a bit of traction online, regarding season 7 of Game Of Thrones. Namely, the question: has Game of Thrones lost its edge?

You can read the piece here.

The Problems with Sherlock’s “Final Problem”

Sherlock aired its season 4 finale this Sunday in the UK, and possibly it’s final episode ever. There were some good things about “The Final Problem” but plenty more confusing plot holes to be investigated.

I’ve written an article for Creators Media (formerly Movie Pilot) trying to get the bottom of all of it. Or more accurately, throwing my hands up in total confusion and annoyance.

Take a look at the full article here.

The Late Bloomers: 7 Inspirational Celebs Who Prove It’s Not Too Late

With 2017 just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about what I want from the year ahead.

One thing I want to do is – somehow – find a way to write full time. I write for a few websites, I also have this blog and a Medium page, but most of it’s unpaid. The stuff that is paid is infrequent and in small amounts. So, to pay my rent, bills and just afford to live, I have a dull day job. In 2017, I hope to be able to quit it.

It might not seem like a big deal, but I’m 31. I’ve been in this non-writing job for a few years, and I’ve been doing non-writing jobs of one kind or another for a decade. I always think: have I left it too late?

These thoughts inspired me to write for Movie Pilot about “late bloomers”. People who had to spend years toiling away before achieving their dreams, be it in movies, TV, literature or music. If you want to know that it’s not too late, read the stories of Alan Rickman, Samuel L. Jackson, Terry Pratchett and others here.