Fashionable Television

Am I the only one hooked on all the comedy/dramas on TV these days?         Glee. Material Girl. Mad Men. Skins. The Inbetweeners.  Doctor Who. I could go on. Now, I don’t often have fashion in mind when I watch these programmes, but recently, as pointed out in the Guardian, they’ve all grown up a bit.

Glee came to our screens at the start of 2010, perhaps not-so-grown-up, in the tale of a struggling teacher who tries to uplift the school’ unpopular performance club, ‘Glee’. Its light-hearted comedy and pleasant enough storylines has most teenage girls hooked. But upon further viewing, the outifits are actually resemblant of S/S catwalks this year.

Whether its Rachel’s (sixth from left) preppy nudes and ballet pumps, or Tina’s (first from left) punky blacks and purpley accents, to Kurt’s (second from right, back row) latest Marc Jacobs’ handbags. It seems there’s an outcast’s outfit for everyone.

Mad Men, as always portrays a more 60s conservative style, with eccentric colours, sleek body-cons and cigarettes in hand.

Another series of Skins, the same sex drugs and rock’n’roll antics. However, the show’s main character Effy brings a touch of rock chick glamour to the show, and of course, staying true to her dark, smoky eye makeup. Another of its characters, Naomi, portrays the shows soft, indie side with her young outifts, vibrant colours and fabulous hair. Over on the BBC, the new Doctor comes to our screens this spring, sporting a new personality, a new hairstyle and a new suit! I can’t wait to see if the young Matt Smith will pull off a better Doctor than David Tennant. Highly unlikely *cries*…

New to BBC1 this year, Being Human’s Lenora Crichlow stars in fashion comedy/drama Material Girl. Crichlow plays very sweet and very talented designer Ali Redcliffe, struggling in the apparently cut-throat, backstabbing world of fashion. I’m thoroughly enjoying seeing the fabulous outfits every week.

Finally, The Inbetweeners boys will be back for a thrid series later this Spring. I am currently watching the previous series to remind myself of the much loved mishaps including, Neil punching a fish, Jay jumping on his ‘friends’ car, Will the briefcase so-and-so, and Simon’s I LOVE CARLY D’AMATO artwork on her front path. Glad they’re coming back to be honest, can’t wait to see what shananigans they’ll be up to in 2010 (yes I said shananigans)…


One response to “Fashionable Television

  1. Wow, thats really something very interesting.

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