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Waffles + Mochi review – Michelle Obama’s charming puppet series

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As first lady, Michelle Obama received plenty of cable TV flak for her youth nutrition initiative, Let’s Move!, which combined the soft touch of the First Lady’s “mom-in-chief” persona with actual policies to combat c...

Doug Emhoff: ‘charming’ second gentleman embraces supporting role

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With elbow bumps and masked greetings, Doug Emhoff convened a roundtable discussion on gender equity in the workplace at the headquarters of a construction company outside of St Louis on Wednesday. Seated behind a pla...

Blind date: ‘Describe him in three words? Confident, charming, intelligent’

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What were you hoping for?A nice dinner with interesting company. Failing that, a funny story. First impressions?“Great coat – I wonder if that’s my date”, as I walked past the table twice in a late, confused rush aft...

A Boy Called Christmas review – charming quest gets its Claus in all the family

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You’d need to have the humbuggiest of hearts not to be charmed, even just a little bit, by this family Christmas movie – lavishly adapted, no expense spared, from a kids’ novel by Matt Haig. It begins in modern-day Lo...

Gandalf the red: confusing and cheap, but Soviet Lord of the Rings is curiously charming

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People used to say that The Lord of the Rings was unfilmable. The scale of Tolkien’s books, the sprawl of them, their unyielding density, made it almost impossible to compress them into a more simplistic form for the ...

Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough review – charming odd-couple courtship

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Alex and Rupert should never have met. They certainly shouldn’t have fallen in love. But thanks to a quirk of fate – a magical aligning of numbers, as financer Rupert would put it – they bump into each other on the tu...

Blind Ambition review – a candid, charming take on sight and artistry

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Blind Ambition (BBC Two) takes the tried and trusted format of putting two grumpy men together and sending them off on an exploratory adventure. The twist here is that Jamie O’Leary, a TV director, is partially sighte...

Death of a Telemarketer review – charming Lamorne Morris is a major selling point

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In a beige office void somewhere in California, ace but amoral telemarketer Kasey Miller (Lamorne Morris) works the phones, talking people into buying expensive cable TV packages they don’t really need. He’s smooth an...

Harry Styles: Harry’s House review – an abundantly charming artist so at home with pop stardom

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A few weeks back, Harry Styles announced his US tour dates. They offered the kind of itinerary one can only boggle at: multiple shows in huge venues, including a staggering 10 nights at Madison Square Garden. It’s not...