6 Reasons Why Merlin Could Be Your New Favourite Show

These days I find that I watch shows once and then move on. But there’s a handful of shows that I find I can (and often do) go back and re-watch from the start. Merlin is one of these shows. It starts out as a fun family show but it turns into a mature drama that often goes to hilarious and dark places (sometimes at the same time).

So strap yourself in for the adventure. And don’t be fooled by the small number of reasons to watch. These reasons are legit.

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Source: Merlin Wikia

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Why Fran Fine is BFF Material

Why Fran Fine is BFF Material

We all know her as the big-haired, loud-mouthed, Jewish heroine from The Nanny. But Fran Fine is so much more than just her hair, mouth and heritage. She’s major BFF material and here’s why.

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Evolving Fashion of Downton Abbey

The finale of Downton Abbey recently aired in Australia and I’m still getting over the fact that there will be no more quips from the Dowager Countess.

But most of all, I’m really going to miss the fashion. The dresses, the hairpieces, the jewellery, it’s all to die for. It makes me want to live in the 1920s (as long as I was upstairs not downstairs of course).

Let’s run through the seasons and see just how the fashion changed spanning the years 1912-1925.

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Boredom Buster: Podcasts To Keep Life Interesting

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Fed up with listening to the radio during my peak hour commute (lame jokes, too many ads, not enough music), I have recently started listening to podcasts. I feel like I am majorly late to the podcast party. The little purple icon has been on my iPhone since … well, three iPhones ago, and I never bothered to open the app. And now I have, my list of things to listen to grows and grows. There is a treasure trove of interesting stuff behind that purple square!

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YA Wrap Up: The Winner’s Trilogy, Summer Skin & Maybe Someday

This year I have once again set a 50 book reading challenge. After a strong start to the year – I got sucked into the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning and binged read most of the books in the space of a month – things have now slowed down a bit. However, this last month has actually been pretty spectacular for me book wise. I read The Winner’s Trilogy (definitely going to be one of my top reads for 2016), Kirsty Eagar’s Summer Skin and finally I branched out and read some NA (New Adult) by Colleen Hoover. Check out my thoughts on them below 🙂

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Real Housewives of Melbourne: Season 3, Episode 11

Real Housewives of Melbourne Season 3 Episode 10

My stomach hurts from laughing so much. Fantastic last episode of the season! Let’s all take a gobblygook attitude to life (what does that even mean?) and dive right in!

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Delicious Dishes of Brain Food on Season 2 of iZombie

Delicious Dishes of Brain Food

A sequel to our Season 1 post, this is a journey through every delicious dish of brain food featured in Season 2 of iZombie!

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Real Housewives of Melbourne: Season 3, Episode 10


Real Housewives of Melbourne Season 3 Episode 10

The girls celebrated their last night in Dubai with decadence and cold-shoulders, then headed back home for more of the same.

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The Vending Machine: Sookie St James, the Royal Family and Babies Galore

The Vending Machine Emergency Pig Hugs Twitter Feuds

 

The Vending Machine dispenses tasty internet snacks to satisfy your taste for junk at the end of a long working week!

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Recap: En Otra Piel/In Her Skin – Episode 154

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It’s the FINAL episode everyone! *sob* I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the readers of these recaps – and especially everyone who has left me comments. It’s been great reading them every week and sharing watching this truly addictive show with you all. Let it be known, we here at Cactus Pop have emailed SBS (several times) asking for a new telenovela to be put on. They have said there’s no plans at this stage but that they have had a lot of similar feedback and they are passing it all on. So fingers crossed. Anyway, let’s recap this final episode! It’s a tearjerker!

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