I wrote a piece for WhatCulture about the last minute changes that saved great TV shows.
Would you have watched Lost if Jack had died in the pilot? Frasier if the pompous radio host was a housebound, paraplegic newspaper magnate?
Read the full article here to find out what the shows you love almost looked like.
(Oh, and this was an article I got a lot of heat for on Twitter from Taylor Lautner fans for a throwaway line in the intro)
Back in the heady days of April, before Game Of Thrones’ 6th season hit the airwaves, I posted an article for WhatCulture called “10 Confusing Game Of Thrones Moments Nobody Understands”.
If you want to read about Jon Snow’s baffling tactics, Gendry bobbing around the sea in a rowboat and the White Walkers desire for babies, then read the full article here.
Did you know that Trainwreck is called Crazy Amy in France? Or that they call Step Up Sexy Dance (yep, in English)?
Take a look at those and some other hilarious foreign translations at WhatCulture here.
If you ever watch a movie with me, you’ll probably find me poking holes in the plot. It doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t enjoy what I’m watching, I just enjoy doing it.
I turned my hobby into an article for WhatCulture, detailing 10 huge plot twists that make no sense at all. From Fight Club to Saw to Skyfall, nothing is sacred.
Read the full article here.
I’m a big fan of inane movie trivia, so I had great fun writing about 10 bizarre first drafts of famous movies for WhatCulture.
Alien3’s wooden planet, Woody as Toy Story’s villain and James Cameron’s money grabbing attempt to crap out a Spiderman script. It’s all here.
Read the full article.
Moving on from the worst players to play for England, what about the best players who never got their country’s call?
Read it and weep as you realise Steve Bruce never got a cap when Keith Curle, Gary Mabbutt and Carlton Palmer played at the back.
My list of the worst ever England players (written for WhatCulture) honestly could have stretched into the hundreds. In the end, I limited it to 15.
Read about unlikely England internations, including David Bentley, Keith Curle and Jay Bothroyd, here.
I’m pretty excited about the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower book series. When the casting of Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey was announced, I looked at 10 other potetial casting decisions that needed to be done right.
Read the full WhatCulture article here.
As Arsenal’s annual collapse began in March, I wrote an article for WhatCulture speculating on who could replace the Frenchman in the Gunners’ dugout should the club decide to make a change in the summer.
Who could it be? Mourinho (nah)? Pochettino (unlikely!)? Low? Simeone? Read the full article here.
Back in late February and early March, Manchester United startlet Marcus Rashford was making a name for himself by scoring four goals in his first two senior games for the club.
Inspired by the young striker, I wrote an article for WhatCulture detailing the 10 youngest ever Premier League goalscorers, and what happened next for the record breakers. We still don’t know if Rashford will end up as a Rooney or a Macheda.
Read the full article here.