Eurovision: You Decide 2016 – The Shortlist

Britain goes to the polls to determine its future relationship with Europe. Again. Only this time with less Boris Johnson and more Mel Giedroyc, which can only be a good thing.

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Screen Shots: 21 February 2016

A weekly segment? Well, this is going to end well.

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The X Factor – Series 12: Six Chair Challenge (Part 2)

Boy oh boy oh boy. (And a couple of groups thrown in at the end for good measure.)

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My Top 5 TV Highlights Of 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote this list of TV things that let me down in 2015. I stand by everything I said there, but I also don’t want this blog to become a bog of negativity, so I am now going to offset it by listing five brilliant things that happened on TV in 2015. Shall we?

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My Top 5 TV Disappointments Of 2015

2015, eh? Whatever else may have been going on in the wider world, it was definitely a year in which some things were broadcast on television and people watched them. (Even if some of those people didn’t watch them live, but instead caught them on Netflix about six months later while airily telling anyone who would listen that they “don’t really watch television”.) Some of those things were brilliant, some of them had the potential for brilliance, and some of them were so far from brilliance that they realised they were going to need much comfier shoes before setting out on that journey.

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The X Factor – Series 12: Six Chair Challenge (Part 1)

Rita Ora sits in judgement of a parade of young women, and yet we wonder where we’re going wrong as a society.

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The X Factor – Series 12 Top 4: “Songs To Get Me To The Final” Week

Or, if you’re Lauren, “Songs To Leave Me Languishing In Fourth Place And Going To The Papers Vowing To Never Go On A Reality Show Ever Again” week.

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The X Factor – Series 12 Top 5: Jukebox Week/Judges’ Choice Week

Two performances per act this week, everybody! *grins wanly*

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The X Factor – Series 12 Top 7: Love And Heartbreak Week

They sang some love songs, and then they looked at the ratings.

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