Sometimes, things can’t help but strike you as odd, or out of place. An orange in a bowlful of apples, for example. A gecko in a punnet of raspberries. Or Rob Lowe in a British drama series set in the wilds of Lincolnshire.
There’s something about a daring heist that makes for great entertainment. Ocean’s 11, The Italian Job – the first one, not the rubbish Marky Mark effort – Robin Hood, they all play into our glee at seeing the plucky underdog rob the undeserving rich and stick it to the man.
I believe the children are our future”, warbled Whitney Houston, “teach them well, and let them lead the way”. Well, that’s all very well Whitney, but who’s doing the teaching? What happens if they pass on their own prejudices?