It’s been a while. I’ve
missed you. No really !...And I’ve had to go grovelling to Onetel
to get my email address re-activated. Computer says no to talking telly.
Computer says it’s already assigned. Yes It’s assigned to
me IDIOT. They always do that. So now the new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
without the ‘g’. Yeah? Do you see what I did there? Computer
thinks it can get one over on me HAH !.
I await the usual floods of telly related correspondence.
Things have been looking up. On the plus side we now have Freeview which
I would recommend to any one. On the minus side we now live in a dip
- Notting Dip to be precise - at the mercy of high rises and pirate
radio stations so reception is a bit hit and miss with either the commercial
channels or the BBC’s taking it in turns to drop out completely.
So despite the buttock clenching lottery that is telly watching these
days I did manage to catch the latest Giles Coren offering MOVIE LOUNGE
5, WED 17:15. I like Coren but I must confess to being a little bit
disappointed with this lacklustre offering. The guests were z list they
did too much of the talking and there was too little of the Coren slant
on things so what was the point ? it could have been anyone presenting.
Here’s to next week. Onwards and upwards.
Totally sh*t out on the NME AWARDS E4 this week. Seriously, if anyone’s
got a recording of it they want to lend us I’d be very happy to
watch it. I couldn’t care less about the Arctic Chiefs and whoever
else It’s Russell Brand I want to see. Totally brilliant. And
why isn’t he on telly more with his own show. What’s the
matter with these people. And the bit where Bob Geldof calls him a c**t
and his response has got to become legendary.
Above all (or maybe except for Eastenders) the one thing sustaining
me has got to be the csi franchise CSI, CSI NY and CSI MIAMI All showing
at the moment, on 5, in various states of new series’ and repeats.
What’s to say that hasn’t been said? There all the same
but different and totally worth an hour of anybody's life.
Hey! BODIES BBC3 did you watch that ? Jed Mercurio’s dark comedy/drama
about a gynaecology ward. Absolute class with Keith Allen and Max Beesley.
It does for hospitals what the West’s did for family values. Indeed,
none of your cuddly, caring Dr Greens there. Head for the hills girls.
Nevertheless, lets hope it gets a third series.
MEDIUM BBC1 MON 23: 35. Produced by Kelsey Grammar. Starring Patricia
Arquette it’s one of those lightweight dramas the Americans do
better than anyone. She’s a medium who helps the police solve
cases, the sub plot being her job is often to the detriment of her young,
growing family and long suffering husband. Nonsensically late time slot
(when Bodies was on at 21:00) but absorbing in an undemanding way and
expertly de-cheesed. Right I’m off to watch Eastenders omnibus
and then Corrie omnibus. It’s what Sundays are for isn’t
it ? apart from shopping ?