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BONDING – A TV SERIES REVIEW

What is Bonding

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Bonding is a recently released comedy TV series produced by and available on Netflix. It’s two main characters are Tiff, played by Zoe Levin and Pete, played by Brendan Scannell. Tiff is a University/College student, who is financing her studies by working as a Dominatrix. The gay character of Pete has known Tiff since their childhood schooldays and is employed by her as as an assistant/bodyguard/general go fer. Pete is also a wannabe comedian. The series revolves around the adventures of this dynamic duo, both inside the world of professional BDSM and in more mainstream life. The series is loosely based on the experiences of the shows main production initiator, Rightor Doyle and his time as an assistant to a Dominatrix.

 

My opinion of Bonding as a TV comedy

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On the whole I am glad that someone attempted to tackle this subject in such a way but I do believe that this is a bit of a failed effort, at the moment. As a comedy series, it cannot be expected that the story lines are fully reflective of the Professional BDSM scene but the story lines, in this case, are just too far from reality to have any believability. Also, as a comedy series, it needs to be a bit funnier.

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I have a little theory as to what might have gone wrong. Unlike on this side of the Atlantic, comedy series from North America are usually written by teams of writers, rather than individuals. I suspect that Rightor Doyle started of with a good idea, based on real life experiences and then a lot of people, without a clue about this world, started to stick their grimy fingers into the pie and ruined the plot lines. Thus causing ludicrous scenes, such as Penguin Wrestling. If any members of the Penguin Wrestling community would like to disagree with me about this, please leave a comment at the end of this post.

 

A nasty truth included in Bonding

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And that brutal truth is the high level of inexcusable Misandry, that is found within the BDSM and Spanking communities. In this case we see the character of Tiff swooping into a situation, where a female class mate is being victimised by a sexual predator and heroically saving  her, well done Tiff. During the series the same character meets a couple who become her clients. The female of this couple is violently and without consent, abusing her husband. Not only does no one feel that they should intervene in this situation but it is worked into the comedy element of the story line and normalised within the series. I find this to be a highly unacceptable attitude to adopt in this form of media.

 

The school report

Bonding is only worth a D- including a note to report to the study of the Head Mistress.

This series shows great potential but needs to make more effort and resist being distracted by those who have no or little personal experience of the subject matter.

 

Will there be a second series?

Although this comedy program has been highly slated, both from inside the kinky community and in the mainstream arena, it did get very good viewing figures and so a second series may be possible. Personally, I would like to see a second series. There are many examples of comedy series that where judged to be failures after the first series, Blackadder jumps to mind, but proceeded to become something special, in later series. I think with a more knowledgeable writing team and a bit less idiocy and more reality, this could become something worth watching, both for the Kinksters of this world and the Vanilla community.

The trailer

 

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That Was A Good Spanking Era

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A mainstream film spanking clip and spanked for a good reason 🙂

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Be Careful With That Dating Information

Someone must have posted this before but it is new to me. I am not sure but I think that it comes from a mainstream short film.

Always meet in a public place!

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A Goodbyeeee – A Clean Up – 50 Shades – And Improved Car Security

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Goodbyeeee Mr. Jer Art

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Mr. Jer Art is a Tumblr blog with some very nice illustrations in it and is still well worth a look but it has not been posted on for some time and is now to be removed from the Tumblr blog roll. Thanks for the art work and good luck for the future.

Blog clean up

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This week I decided to clean up the Spanking And Kinky Resource Sites page. The following websites do not seem to exist any more and have been removed from the page, Scottish Spanking, Spankfinder.com and Spankolife.

50 Shades movie news

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According to Chross in this post 50 Shades Movie: Not Hunnam, Charlie Hunnam will no longer be playing Christian Grey in the movie version of the book. Who will? I don’t know.

A car alarm that works

Car alarms are noisy, annoying and useless because most people just ignore them but here is one that just might get people’s attention.

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YouTube – Top Sex Bloggers – Goodbyeeees – 50 Shades – Wellred – And Editing Shakespeare

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YouTube page back

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The YouTube page for this blog has reappeared, you can find it here SPANKEDHORTIC II – YouTube. I will be adding a link to it in the side bar.

Nominations for Top Sex Bloggers For 2013

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Bright Bottom told us in this post Top Sex Bloggers of 2013 Nominations are Open, that nominations for this list are open. You can go directly to the nominations post through this link Nominations are Open for Top Sex Bloggers of 2013! | Between My Sheets.

Goodbyeeee On The Way Of Exploration and Not My Original Vows

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The clean up of the blog rolls continues and On The Way Of Exploration, from the performer Kami Robinson, has gone to protected entry and Not My Original Vows has been deleted. Both of these blogs will be removed from the second roll and I hope that we all wish their owners all the best for the future.

50 Shades actors announced

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Chross has posted that the actors for the film version of Fifty Shades Of Grey have been announced. You can find out who they are by reading this post 50 Shades – the decision.

Kink as Therapy

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Kaelah, of the blog LUDWIG’S ROHRSTOCK-PALAST, Has written an article for Wellred Weekly on the therapeutic benefits of kinky play. She has posted about it here Therapy Revisited or you can go directly to the article from this link Wellred Weekly: Vol. 2, No. 2 – Therapy?.

Editing Shakespeare

I love the work of Rowan Atkinson and had not come across this clip before, it is hilarious.

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Sunday Cinema – A Hiatus Posty

A little glimpse at the darker side of kink from a mainstream film

Reality is not like this

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