I’ve just discovered the funniest British TV comedy that I’ve seen in ages – “Car Share.” I’ve binge watched it this past week and it’s been so hilarious with heart and the greatest soundtrack to boot!
The story centers on Peter Kay and Sian Gibson, who have been randomly assigned to ride share every day to and from their job at a supermarket. They chat. They listen to a fictional radio station of classic tunes called Forever FM. They bicker. Think “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” meets “The Office.” There’s great banter and a little will-they-won’t-they tension that makes for great watching.
And I’m not alone – the new show has become BBC iPlayer’s most successful series to premiere as a box-set.
You can find episodes on YouTube – all six of them. Yep, that’s sadly all there is, but it has a great and complete ending with room for a second season.
Here’s the trailer …
Ah, I love a good skort. It’s literally the mullet (well, in the best possible sense of the word!) of the fashion world – skirt on the outside, shorts on the inside.
Boden has done a nice jersey skort ($32) this season that brings back childhood memories of summer. Sweet prints, easy to wear and requires no major ironing. Sizes range from kids 1 1/2 – 12.
Now if they could only make these for adults.
I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day (even the UK mums who celebrated on an entirely different day in March!)
I loved and had to share this scathing piece that John Oliver did on “Last Week Tonight” about Mother’s Day and paid family leave in the U.S. America’s got to step it up.
I just spotted this commercial on NBC — Red Nose Day is coming stateside! May 21! I’m curious to see how something like this will work in the US. Red Nose Day will benefit 12 charities (like Save the Children, Boys & Girls Clubs and the United Way) to help kids out of poverty.
Well, I just have to gloat for a moment … I really can’t believe that I nailed two of the three names for the new princess!
Exciting news and a lovely name for a gorgeous little girl!
(And you can get your own royal baby name generator – mine is Queen Tynnifer Mansfield! Very regal!)
I’m kind of loving Buzzfeed.com’s genius compilation of pie charts. For example, this:
I really am British at heart. Sigh.
I just took the USA Today test measuring one’s proper Britishness and scored 9 out of 10. I am feeling exceedingly proud of myself, despite also wanting to kick myself for missing one.
Take the test for yourself and let me know your score!
Congratulations to Prince William and Princess Kate on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter! And welcome to the world to the still-to-be-named new royal princess!
A quick 60-second recap of this monumental day!
Bookies are already betting that her name will be Alice or Charlotte… I’m guessing it will be more traditional like Elizabeth, perhaps with Diana as one of her middle names. Only time will tell! What do you think?
Okay, who remembers Rachel’s English trifle from “Friends”?
Well, someone in the U.K. has made it – with beef sautéed with peas and onions. And the sight of this might be one of the highlights of my day.
If you missed seeing that winning episode the first go round, here is a snippet!