Tag : X factor

James Arthur @ O2 Academy, 25/3/17

1 year ago / 0 comments

In three words: anything but electric. Somewhere in between the older crowd and repetitive ballads, the gig lost its energy or perhaps it was never energised to begin with. As we stood between a smashed middle aged woman and a rather irritated guy holding his girlfriend and James Arthur walked … Read More

Cancel The X Factor? It’s a yes from me.

2 years ago / 0 comments

Once upon a time there was a show that could unite and divide a household. A show that could make you feel inspired then semi-pissed-off in a matter of minutes. A show that made you liable to change sides quickly because, really, no one was safe. I’m not talking about … Read More

TV | The X Factor – Are the votes finally in?

5 years ago / 0 comments

X Factor has dominated the Saturday night prime time slot since what feels like the beginning of time, but it may finally be coming to the end of its long reign, as Simon Cowell takes desperate measures to try and boost the show’s falling ratings. In what has been hailed … Read More

TV | BBC vs ITV – The big debate

5 years ago / 0 comments

Late in 2013, a Chinese newspaper, the Global Times, ran an editorial saying that Britain was “no longer any kind of ‘big country’, but merely a country of old Europe suitable for tourism and overseas study, with a few decent football teams.” The newspaper forgot to mention the contribution that … Read More

TV | Gogglebox

5 years ago / 0 comments

“Have you seen Gogglebox?” You ask your friends. “No, what is it?” And then you brace yourself, because now you have to explain the concept that invariably makes people think that the world is ending and you have to deal with the emotional fallout. Because Channel 4’s Gogglebox is a … Read More

Film | One Direction – This Is Us

5 years ago / 0 comments

It’s perhaps likely that a lot of you only allowed space in your budget for approximately three or four film trips this summer. Among these trips, the film probably had to be feminist/shot in black and white/set in mid-west America/in another language or have Ryan Gosling as the lead (delete … Read More