Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 10

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 10

I don’t have time to watch the news anymore, so now I just rely on the twenty minutes of drivel Spitting Image pours into my ear. Its thick, grey, gravy-like paste oozes with such tepid fascination, and over two months into the reboots running, they’ve yet to find their footing. When watching this, it often takes only […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 9

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 9

Once more into the fray we go, but I don’t suppose putting up with this remarkably poor reimagining of Spitting Image is bold, brave, or even noteworthy. A busy week once more for the poor souls trying to keep up with the ever-changing news cycle, at least there’s plenty of material to work with. What should […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 8

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 8

Another week of a news feed full of heavy stories prime for the picking, with Dominic Cummings sounding his farewell from Downing Street, a coronavirus vaccine potentially in the works, and whatever’s going on in the dumpster fire of America, land of the free and childish Presidents. So, to see Spitting Image this week open with a […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 7

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 7

What a week it’s been for politics. The biggest changes that Spitting Image can work with this week are the beginnings of a second national lockdown, and the election of Joe Biden to the position of President of the United States. It’d take some truly useless writers to scupper the opportunities in place here, but, as […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 6

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 6

As if it were a blessing in disguise, I took an impromptu holiday today. It wasn’t out of choice, I was forced into it after losing my hearing and contracting coronavirus. The only benefit was that I missed out last week’s episode of Spitting Image. Not viewing the twenty minutes of raw sewage spewed from that dwindling […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 5

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 5

With an election encroaching on our minds with every passing day, it’d be futile to stop the steamroller-shaped beast heading over the horizon. Spitting Image and its current-year revival has been incredible in replicating how we all feel. Miserable. A remake that can’t hold a candle up to the original, but has clearly had a couple quid […]

 Ewan Gleadow

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 4

TV Review: Spitting Image – Episode 4

I struggle to understand why Spitting Image is so underwhelming, especially given the sheer amount of content to pick through and the lack of veracity needed to make it work. The fourth episode in a frequently spiralling series offers up little in the way of comedy.   Another episode to debut some new puppets, with Prince Charles offering […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Spitting Image – Episode 3 Review

Spitting Image – Episode 3 Review

As we trundle forth into the third episode of Spitting Image, it should be worth noting that the best of sketches have a cutting edge to them, something that can tap into the mindset of a group whose voice is prominent in politics. Why we open with a joke about Cats, the awful adaptation of the horrendous stage play […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Spitting Image – Episode 2 Review

Spitting Image – Episode 2 Review

With the understandable difficulties of the pilot, the Spitting Image reboot stumbles its way into a second episode. Holding all the confidence of a drunkard traipsing up a flight of stairs, it’d be a genuine miracle if the cast and crew could inject some nail-biting satire or hilarity. Still, in a world where material is in abundance, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Spitting Image, Ep 1: Puppet masters? Not quite…

Spitting Image, Ep 1: Puppet masters? Not quite…

  As our political leanings grow ever stronger, and those on the world stage become inevitably more embarrassing, we turn to satire and comedy to pull us out of this pit of despair, and throw us back into a world of sunshine and rainbows. Satire, as of late, has lacked a punch. It feels rather […]