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A web series you should watch right now: The Katering Show

We all know that web series are the TV shows of the future (it’s pretty much what House of Cards is, let’s be honest). And recently The Katering Show has had thousands of Aussies all over our sunburnt land grinning wryly. The Katering Show exhibits the careful timing of comedians (writers, actors, etc), Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney, as they dive into the ever trending, sometimes gut wrenching world of The Food Revolution (think organic food markets, pinterest cupcakes and all the quinoa your gout desires). It is a brilliant parody of all of the things we love to love and love to hate, and aspects of the food-crazed social media sphere that (we must admit) are simply ridiculous. And I haven’t even mentioned the Booze Revooze. Now I can’t tell how this web series will translate globally- I’m not sure whether I’m laughing half the time because they sound like poorly edited episodes of Better Homes and Gardens, or because their syntax is not dissimilar to Huey’s Cooking Adventures. But I do find it hilarious and would love nothing more than to have them cook …

Movies without the Happily Ever After

by Amy Galea This post contains spoilers. However all of the films mentioned are more than two years old, so we decided that they’re all past the ‘spoiler statute of limitations’. Don’t get me wrong, I love films where love conquers all. Where, usually towards the end, she realises she’s too flighty or high- strung and he stops being either a drop kick or a womaniser (the two roles for men in Rom Coms). I love those great finale speeches: the “I hate it when you—” declarations that everyone knows actually means, “I love you, I’ve gotten over myself, we can be together now. ” And I particularly enjoy a good running scene where one character needs to tell the other how they feel, this usually happens at a wedding ceremony, or in the rain, or at a wedding ceremony in the rain. However, sometimes you need to take a breath, ‘take a break’ and look for something a little less aspiring, but a little more comforting. Because the dating world is tough. What’s more, even when …

Boyhood: seized by the nothing moments

by Amy Galea We all come to that point in our lives where we admit, to ourselves, and to others, that we are neck- deep in a reality television series with no hope and no desire of getting out. For me it was Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County. I had just started a five-week teaching internship and whether it made me reminiscent for high school in the early 2000’s, or if I just wanted some drama in my otherwise low- key life, I became an expert on all things LC, Heidi, Spencer and the world of LA (yes, after Laguna I moved on to LC’s life on The Hills, no judgey please). People have a lot to say about reality television (including Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart doing their Emmy ‘bit’). The fact that I enjoyed watching the Hills girls whose parents funded their designer life- while I worked full time without pay in order to finish my degree- probably tells you more about my need to escape than the level of quality television I was watching. …

Why I Go To The Movies By Myself

by Amy Galea You’ve been there. It’s an early date, maybe the second or third. You’re not sure what he’s expecting- does he even want to watch the film? Was that why he let you pick it? And then, if he does just want to have a quick pash (best, grossest word ever), how do you tell him “why thank you kind sir, but I really want to watch the movie”? This is a reason, though not the sole one, why I like to go to movies by myself.