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ALL of the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, whether you asked for them or not

September 23, 2013

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Phew, I’m back, finally. Did you miss me? I brought you a present: The Emmys! I know they’re a little shabby, a little bit predictable — and sure, no one is more disappointed than I am that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler aren’t now hosting EVERYTHING EVER.  But Neil Patrick Harris will do . . […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: R.I.P. “Smash”, You Divine Hot Mess

May 21, 2013

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There are just a few of us out there who understand the deep, resounding sorrow that accompanied the announcement that Smash, NBC’s troubled Broadway TV show, would not return for a third season. Considering the ratings for Smash’s second season—which were utterly dismal and prompted a move to the dead slot on Saturday nights, and then the […]

Will Kay: The Breezy “Great British Sewing Bee”

April 10, 2013

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The Great British Sewing Bee is most certainly both great and very British. It takes a little of the self-deprecating British humour and combines it with the archness of British critiques to produce what is a light and entertaining TV program. The Sewing Bee is a competition based reality TV where home-sewers from all around […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: It’s Arrested Development

April 8, 2013

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You have to be crazy not to love Arrested Development, television’s most subtle and nuanced comedy. It’s the little comedy that could; after a superb three-season run on Fox, the series was cancelled due to poor ratings, but years later, word of mouth, DVD sales and a hefty cult following urged Netflix to pick the series […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: My Date with Louis Theroux

March 25, 2013

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After weeks filming the owners, workers and clients of a legal brothel in Nevada, BBC’s Louis Theroux and his team are packing up and leaving. Louis says goodbye to the owners, Lance and Susan, and to a few of the girls. One of these partings, with bubbly escort Haley, seems genuinely mournful. Over the course […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: Overanalysing the Last Minutes of the “Girls” Finale

March 19, 2013

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Girls might be the most polarising, talked-about television series in years. At You’re Dripping Egg we’ve written about the series twice already; and there’s no shortage of recaps, analyses and opinion pieces about Dunham, her show and her motives. A show that regularly attracts the kind of attention Girls does is in a unique and […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith on “Please Like Me”: Now we’re Cooking with Gas

March 18, 2013

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There’s something intensely endearing about the opening scene of Josh Thomas’s new comedy on ABC2, Please Like Me. Twenty-year-old Josh is about to enjoy an extravagant sundae on a sunny afternoon with his girlfriend Claire (Caitlin Stasey), when she breaks up with him. Her reason is simple: they’ve been drifting, and also Josh is “probably […]