The glossy, empty-headed US musical series opens its second series unaware of its fate (canned) while its characters worry about the future of their own stage show, Marilyn musical ‘Bombshell’. While writer Julia (Debra Messing) daren’t read the reviews (wise), insipid star Kate (Katherine McPhee) is politely seething at rival Ivy (Megan Hilty) and duetting with Veronica Moore (Jennifer Hudson).
If you’re invested in the characters there’s enough to entertain, but while the musical numbers are well-written, they’re over-produced: the actors could be dubbed for all we know, which is a bit of a waste of the likes of Hudson. There’s an amusing nod to Messing’s ‘Will & Grace’ days and a promising new character or two, but this is still soapy stuff that doesn’t make the most of its star power. Talking of which, Liza Minnelli’s coming up later in the season – heavens.
Greens of Highgate
An independent florist and greengrocer run by Mr and Mrs Green, which is conveniently located on a corner between Highgate High Street and Waterlow Park. The couple stock all kinds of fruit and veg – from your standard carrots, garlic and grapes, to artichokes, papaya and more – as well as flowers by the bunch or a single stem. All the produce is sourced from Britain where possible, the couple assure, and if you're not quite sure what produce you fancy this week, you can order a fruit and veg box full of surprises. Fruit baskets, hampers and bouquets for weddings, funerals or other events are also available. Delivery is free to the N6 area, but Greens will also deliver further afield for a price.
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