TV Clock

There are only so many hours in a day but we are constantly bombarded with new and returning shows on competing channels as well as online screeners like Netflix, 4OD and BBCiplayer. With so many options for what we can and should watch we have to make the sacrifice of missing the unmissable every single day and catching up with a boxset when you have that magical spare week that happens once every 2 years. There are those like me who try (and fail) to watch everything but even I struggle with the sheer amount of shows that come out. The next few months of balancing blogging, going to events, watching shows and making my Hulkbuster plus having a minor social life will be particularly interesting but I'm up for the challenge. Others, especially those with families are not so ...

Loot Crate Play

February was another strong month for Loot Crate with the theme for the months crate being "Play". In their words: Playing keeps the imagination primed, which not only helps us feel younger, but inspires creativity! I couldn't agree with this sentiment more and it's something that I try to put into every aspect of my life be it work or otherwise I like to have fun and make things into a game. Maybe that's why people think I'm so creative, maybe I just am, but whatever the case this crate inspires creativity and I love it for that. The magazine and crate followed with it's new format of being part do it yourself with an original board game and pieces to put together. I haven't played it yet but it looks like tons of fun as did the awesome loot ...

Power Rangers

Power Rangers is one of those TV franchises that has been done to death and literally will not die a decent death as the powers that be in television keep churning them out. We all loved the original Power Rangers and maybe some of the spin-offs that came after, however they long since stopped being thought of as cool. But one music video director; Joseph Khan with one short, just brought them to the forefront of everyones minds with a 14 minute master piece that is anything but family friendly. "The irony here is that I wouldn't even want to make "Power Rangers: The Movie' for real. Like if I had to make a 'Power Rangers' movie, this is it. It's 14 minutes long and it's violent and this is what I have in me. If they offered me the ...

Rohith Katbamna and Terry Mardi

Along with an early preview of the first episode of the upcoming series PREMature which I reviewed in my earlier post I was able to get in touch with Writer, Co-Producer & Director Rohith Katbamna and Co-Producer Terry Mardi for a small in-depth Q&A about how the series came about, how it was filming it and the ideas behind it. So without further ado here's what they had to say... You've had a lot of different interests and companies over the years what made you become an entrepreneur? T: It's true, I started using my initiative as a student, there wasn't any company out there that I wanted to work for. Nothing I truly believed in. I loved how we as youth all resonated with music and was particularly fascinated at how music, fashion and film could bring ...

PREMature

It's a brand new drama coming to the Community Channel and was largely financed through a Kickstarter campaign. PREMature is a graphic and emotional series that looks at the challenges young people face. However it should be noted it's not made for younger audiences. The synopsis is as follows: After the death of his grandmother and the traumatic divorce of his parents, high school loner Prem is about to discover the harsh reality of growing up. Set in Greater West London, this potent and graphic coming of age ensemble series sees a teenager attempt to carve his own path to manhood as both he and those around him venture into the light and dark sides of life. Prem's bond with his father is shattered whilst distance grows between mother and son, leading him to life changing relationships with a troubled ...

Fresh Off the Boat

One of the newest comedies to come out on TV this season is one that could easily be compared to the controversial Blackish, the family friendly The Goldbergs, Chris Rock's hilarious Everybody Hates Chris or even the classic Wonder Years. Fresh off the Boat is inspired and based on the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and his book "Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir". Eddie is educated as a lawyer, and became prominent in New York's restaurant scene after the success of his BaoHaus, a purveyor of Taiwanese braised pork belly buns, also known as gua-bao. Most importantly of all he is blogger which is pretty inspiring to me that he . The book shares it's name with his blog which covers both food and topical issues. The name of the blog, book, his online video series and ...