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I Need Some “Glue”

This Fall season I’ve found myself frustrated with American television. There are so many options and I literally do not have enough time. When I do have time, I have to decide between five different shows competing in one time slot (Wednesday nights are rough). Then there are those programs, who shall remain nameless for the time being, of which I decided to drop two episodes in, not being drawn in as much as I have with “Pretty Little Liars” or “My Mad Fat Diary”, not wanting to invest any longer in the characters and plot lines. My first excuse for that is possibly because deep down inside I’ve been burned enough by oft-argued premature television cancellations (I still silently pray for Ryan Murphy’s “Popular” to come back, even if just for a one-off TV movie). My second excuse is that my Netflix queue is fifty miles long and I still need to discover “Parenthood”, “Homeland”, and every other show I know that I should be watching, but can’t because I am, ironically, sacrificing many things to break into the same industry I have no time for as a passive observer.

Yet, while some of my British peers lament the state of entertainment programming in their country (quantity vs. quality is a popular issue), I still maintain that America should be very scared of its cousins across the pond. They have “Glue”. I need this in my life. Someone please be a dear and upload it. I beg of you!

 

 

UPDATE (11/15/14): With further research on the young actors featured on this show, I think that it is even safer to say that this show was made for my brain and eyeballs. We have thespians on deck like Yasmin Paige on deck (she played “Jordana” in one of my favorite films of this decade, “Submarine”, Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks fame,  and Jessie Cave, known for her portrayal of “Lavender Brown” in the Harry Potter series. Then I find out that songs, such as the following, have made an appearance during the series as well:

 

Noted. You win “Glue”. You win.

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“My Mad Fat Diary”- U.S. Edition is Happening

All I can say is that “My Mad Fat Diary” is so brilliantly produced, written, acted, and directed that I want the U.S. version to really be as raw and non glossy. There is no other way for it to  shine without going the way of “The Inbetweeners” and “Skins” U.S. versions. Why can’t America commission “My Mad Fat Diary” to air on cable/network TV here? Does this mean a third season with the lovely Sharon Rooney is a no go?!?

 

 

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Tom’s Mad Fat Success story heads to the States

 

ONTD Sends Its Regards About “My Mad Fat Diary” US Style

 

4 Reasons We Don’t Need An American Version of “My Mad Fat Diary”

 

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Song/Music Video of the Day- “Sure As The Sun” by NYPC

Even though they would prefer to be called NYPC now versus New Young Pony Club, this group still knocks out some of the best music from across the pond. I will forever love NYPC and fondly remember them as New Young Pony Club when I would jam to “Under The Stairs”  and “The Bomb” while waiting for the tube after work. “Sure As The Sun” is a class tune and the stats listed throughout the video are scary, but necessary to be known!

 

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Movie Trailer of the Day- “Plastic”

There are SO many good trailers in the ether right now, that the trailer in this post can’t get week long props, unfortunately. But it’s still on must-see status, especially since the movie boasts acting talent from the likes of Will Poulter (“We’re The Millers”!!!), Emma Rigby (“Hollyoaks”!!!), Sebastian De Souza (“Skins”!!!), and Alfie Allen (“Game of Thrones”!!!). I’m not a die hard “Downton Abbey” fan (don’t start with me!), but I will also give a shout out to Ed Speleers as well!!!

Time to think about how long it will take for me to see this movie- it’s coming out in British theaters first. Drats!