Tag: tv

January 11, 2011

I just caught the first episode of “Episodes”, the new BBC comedy. Produced by Hat Trick, and starring Green Wing’s Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan, it looked like the kind of thing I liked, about a British couple who, having created a hit British TV show, now in its fourth series, are lured to Los Angeles to remake their show for the US market.

[Spoilers follow]

October 10, 2010

Currently my favourite TV ad.

July 25, 2010

I was very pleasantly surprised by Sherlock, the new contemporary retelling of Sherlock Holmes by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Moffat seems to be fond of this kind of thing, having done much the same with Jekyll three years ago. Benedict Cumberbatch, who memorably played…

July 16, 2010

Perhaps because it is on BBC Three, I haven’t heard much chatter about Mongrels – sometimes it seems as if I am the only one watching it. If you haven’t seen it, it is a puppet show for adults (adult topics and swearing) about the…

June 19, 2010

In 1987, BBC Scotland commissioned a 6 part series from artist and playwright, John Byrne. Originally he was asked if he would write for the series – his reply was that he would do so only if he could write all 6 episodes himself, he…

June 14, 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed this – won’t go into the plot, in case folk haven’t seen it yet, but once again there were half a dozen nicely crafted numbers. I particularly liked the version of “To Sir With Love” – I haven’t heard that since Lulu sang…

May 22, 2010

I was a great fan of “Life on Mars”, but gave up on “Ashes to Ashes” very quickly. To my mind, whereas Philip Glenister’s Gene Hunt was an excellent supporting character and foil in LoM, promoting him to co-star altered the balance between drama and comedy for the worse (this is not a comment on Glenister or his acting, but the comic and caricaturic nature of his character).

However, now the final episode of AtA has aired – “which explains it all” – I was a little curious – not enought to watch the show, but sufficient to Google it.

Having done so, I have decided that I was right to pretend that the story ended with Series 2 of LoM, because if what I read is accurate, they just went and spoilt it.

Spoilers follow.

May 19, 2010

I’ve only just realised that the FlashForward character Gabriel McDow is played by James Callis, who was Gaius Baltar in Battlestar Galactica.

April 29, 2010

I loved Monday’s episode of Glee, especially Sue Syvester’s wonderful version of “Vogue” (showing that actress Jane Lynch has a pretty good voice). However, I didn’t realise how accurately they had nailed it until I saw this comparison video on YouTube, which, if anything, makes…

April 3, 2010

Oh dear…

April 3, 2010

I’ve been poorly again, since my return from Manchester, a tickle that turned into a cough, that turned into a full chest infection, and I have been given another lot of antibiotics to take. As I normally work from home, I carried on working until…

March 16, 2010

I think I have already mentioned that I have been enjoying Glee. After last night’s show, this idea occurred to me, and it amused me sufficiently that I sat down and penned it on the spot. Glee Nerd Music: “Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Collins, Allen,…