Box sets and binge watching have highlighted how much brilliant TV there currently is but this series, written, co-directed and starring Michaela Coel has actually benefitted from a dripfeed release of 2 30-minute episodes per week. Give it a chance because we really weren’t sure about it until episodes 5 and 6 (aired in the UK Monday 22/6 and Tuesday 23/6/20) which drew on some rather complicated strands and pulled them tight to devastating effect. There’s 6 episodes to go and all are aired on the next 3 Mondays and Tuesdays on BBC1 and available at BBC iPlayer. We should’ve known it would be good because we last saw Coel dancing on stage at one of our favourite gigs.
Read on for reasons including new Rufus and The Streets albums and the return of Like 1999
SETLIST: Dirty Computer; Crazy, Classic, Life; Take A Byte; Screwed; Django Jane; Q.U.E.E.N.; Electric Lady; Prime Time; Pynk; Yoga; I Like That; Don’t Judge Me; Make Me Feel; I Got the Juice; Cold War; Tightrope; So Afraid; Americans
When Monae encourages BAFTA-winning British actress and screenwriter Michaela Coel to join three audience members, including 1 in a wheelchair, on stage for a dance-off during an extended version of I Got The Juice (see 1h 16m in below), you know that you’re witnessing something extra special.
Read on for reasons including how this show opens with the 2001 Theme and, astonishingly, lives up to it
TRACKLIST: The Flames Of Desire; Viva Love; Ten Below Zero; Confessions Of A Fool; Singer Not The Song; The Ship Of The Seasick Sailor; Kiss Me Goodbye; I Believe In Love; The Love Inside The Love; Brighter Than The Sun; Viva Love reprise.
ABC’s orchestral pop was inescapable in 1982 and debut album The Lexicon Of Love‘s peerless run of hits (Tears Are Not Enough, Poison Arrow, The Look Of Love, All Of My Heart) proved impossible to repeat.
Read on for why Lexicon Of Love 2 is almost everything die-hard fans would want it to be