How I Will Save The X Factor

This was the week that Simon Cowell announced to the nation that the X Factor was all about who could sing Ghostbusters the most off-key. Which would have been fine if he’d said that from the beginning. “X Factor Is Dead”, shout the newspapers! “Fields of Piss” says Sting! The public marches on the X Factor studio, maiming and pillaging … Read More

Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse”: Why Bother?

Mr Brooker, I sympathise. But you’re wrong. (Kinda). The first 5 episodes are a worrying experience. Your expectations are high – because this is Joss Whedon of “Firefly”, which showed that Mr. Whedon could make TV history in just 14 episodes (New Scientist’s “World’s Best Space Scifi Ever”; inspiration for the name of Google’s next-gen application, Wave; and snowballing quietly … Read More