Friends vs. This Life

Tuesday, May 27, 1997 You live with or near a pile of friends in a big city, you’re in your twenties, your problems revolve around relationships and your career, and you spend lots of time in bars, cafes or pubs. The description applies both to Friends, the ubiquitous US sit-com, and to This Life, the […]

Hamish Macbeth vs. Ballykissangel

Wednesday, April 30, 1997 Your modest proposer, normally content only within the sound of Christchurch’s bells, currently finds himself in California. But when the sun glints off the Pacific, one’s thoughts turn to picturesque Celtic villages.  Ballykissangel and Hamish Macbeth both trade on their scenery and their whimsy. The characters have a twinkle in their […]