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Just four brilliant things to watch today, is all …


Do you need a wee pick me up? Or a short escape from concentrating on some pretty serious news issues of late? It’s ME to the rescue! Here are a few short things you might like to watch …

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Thing 1

The Yassssss Queen full (but short) episode of Queer Eye, shot in sparkling Yass (just outside of Canberra)

Thing 2

James Corden and Paul McCartney whooping it up in Liverpool

Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke

James Corden heads to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney spent exploring the city of Paul's youth, visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, performing songs in a local pub and of course driving around singing a few of Paul's biggest hits.Pre-order Paul McCartney's new album Egypt Station and download his two new songs “Come On To Me” and “I Don’t Know” here: The Late Late Show with James Corden's episodes from London only on Sky One at 10pm.

Posted by The Late Late Show with James Corden on Friday, 22 June 2018

Thing 3

A weird, short documentary about Korean street food – starring Hugh Jackman and a flirty mayonnaise-fancying Deborra-Lee Furness #yum #whaaat?

Thing 4

Anthony Bourdain visiting a (mostly) pre-gentrified Brunswick just shy of 10 years ago. Remember how cool that was, when he was in town? Him and Matt Preston on the tram?! There was so much BUZZ and excitement about his visit, at the time. This one is not chipper, granted, and might make you misty-eyed, but you also will be glad that you “knew” him – and happy that we got to experience the world through his eyes, I think.

Hope you are having a brilliant Saturday, so far. Have you noticed my new favourite word is “brilliant”? It is. Just so you know …

x Pip

PS: I’m also watching these less short things –

  • Season 2 of The Bold Type (I already watched Season 1). It’s heaps of fun. (I am watching on Hulu, before people ask!)
  • Life In Pieces, which is funny and light – great if you just need to tune out and have a giggle.
  • For something NOT funny, but in fact thought provoking, sad, important and powerful, you might consider Hannah Gadsby’s brilliant, heartbreaking Nanette on Netflix.

  • Sarah
    June 29, 2018 at 7:16 AM

    How good is Queer Eye? – my two girls and I love it to bits. Only niggle – there’s never enough episodes in each series! Those guys are great, I secretly wish Jonathan was my on-call hairdresser (he has great hair).

    That Anthony Bourdain clip is really good too, Matt Preston looks much more relaxed and less buttoned-up than he does on Masterchef.

  • Veggie Mama
    June 26, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Oh I’ve not seen the Brunswick one before, though am v. familiar with the Town Hall Kebab giant photo signs, haha. bless you, thanks a bunch.

    Girding my loins for Nanette, I know it will do a number on me.

  • Donna Bridges
    June 25, 2018 at 9:24 PM

    Nanette’s on Netflix ……..BRB

  • Isabel
    June 25, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Brilliant! Thanks Pip. Loved watching Anthony and Matt enjoy a Lebanese pizza at A1 bakery. Matt does look so young and suave! What a cutie. Love his passion for Melbourne and general food excitement. And how sweet is Paul McCartney’s carpool karaoke. I sent that video to my Dad, I reckon he’ll love it. Thanks for the recs! And re Saturday, mine was brilliant as I went to Castlemaine for the day, to the Winter Festival, and there was a dog-and-owner-fashion-competition and people dressed up as zombies handing out free lemons, and a ‘kid’s flea market’ where kids had stalls and sold their old toys and homemade ginger nut biscuits. And a ship made of cardboard and paper, you had to write your fears and worries down and attach them to the sails, then the whole thing was burnt in a bonfire. Hope you also had a brilliant Saturday! x

  • Hannah
    June 23, 2018 at 3:14 PM

    Thanks for all the suggestions Pip! I was so pumped for watching Nanette. It was so incredibly powerful & heart-wrenching, I can’t stop thinking about it. Hope you are well xx

  • Lucy Kalstrom
    June 23, 2018 at 11:12 AM

    Cool segment about Sydney Rd!! How young was Matt Preston 🙂

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