I Always Knew You Would Like Submarine

SubmarineI recommend the 2010 film Submarine.

This is the second post in my new ‘I Always Knew You Would Like…’ series following my previous post about Spaced. It’s an opportunity to write a lazy and self-indulgent post in which I comment on something I wrote a longish time ago.

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I Always Knew You Would Like Spaced

SpacedI recommend the sitcom Spaced, and it’s not the first time I’ve recommended it. When deciding to draw a silly picture and write some silly words about Spaced, I remembered that I wrote about it on of my many ill-fated old blogs. So I found it. That blog, which was active for a few months about five years ago, has now had many thousands of views.

How the hell did that happen?

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Catastrophe

CatastropheI recommend the Channel 4 sitcom Catastrophe to James. Well, I was going to recommend it to James, but he’s already seen it. Perhaps I’ll recommend that he continues watching it, as it would be a shame for him to miss the last episode of the series, which is airing next Wednesday. I also recommend that he doesn’t try and look up what time it’s on, because the Channel 4 episode guide tells you what happens in it, for fuck’s sake.

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How I Escaped My Certain Fate

How I Escaoed My Certain FateI recommend the book How I Escaped My Certain Fate by Stewart Lee to anyone interested in the mechanics of stand-up comedy. I wouldn’t recommend it to the lecturers who taught the drama side of my degree. They have all as good as read How I Escaped My Certain Fate already because I crow-barred it into pretty much every essay I wrote. One lecturer handed back an essay which was meant to be specifically about writing stage plays with the words “it’s not really about theatre, is it?” it was called ‘An Analysis of The Use of Silence in the Stand-Up Comedy of Stewart Lee.’ I also cited Simon and Garfunkel as eminent theorists on the nature of silence.

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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II

Kotor 2I recommend the game Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords to anyone disappointed by the complete lack of storyline in the new Star Wars Battlefront game. That’s not me being sarcastic; Battlefront, the sequel to Battlefront 2 (named in the same confusing fashion as the Xbox One), has no single-player campaign. Which makes me sad.

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Nathan Barley

Nathan Barley

Nathan BarleyI recommend the 2005 Channel 4 sitcom Nathan Barley to those who, like me, may have missed it. It was released ten years ago now, and ten years ago those of us who are now 21 were 11. That’s just maths. I don’t recommend it to 11 year olds. Sorry, but you just won’t enjoy it.

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