Category Archives: Tv

Why Anzac Day isn’t just an excuse for a drunken long weekend.

Oh lord, that ending always makes me cry.

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Peep Show

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Mark: It’s payback time.
Jez: And she’s paying back. In FEAR DOLLARS!

This show is awesome! Consistently well written, beautifully acted to the point of being too real, and pants wetting funny. This is one of the best sitcoms in many many many years, and its being buried, BURIED I tells you. Ricky Gervais likes it apparently but that doesn’t mean you should hold that against the show.

Peep Show series 1 Abc2 Sunday nights.

oooohhh weeee oooohhh/dum dum dum dum

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Doctor Who is back on tv tonight kids, 7:30pm ABC as per usual.

This series is so much fun, ok some duds but it really picks up towards the second half.

Full geeked up review on this years series after I watch the final one tomorrow.

-and look at that picture classic who Daleks, awww their genocide and madness is always reassuring except when Russell T. Davies wont make them go away, just steal another classic who villain already, oh wait you just did. That man can really annoy me.

EDIT: Ive spent the past week disecting Doctor Who and I dont really want to talk about it anymore for the moment. I will say that the finale was a bit crap and not very well written, it ripped off Star Wars, Captain Scarlett, Flash Gordan, Peter Pan, and the bible/Jesus. Well done Russell, just when we all thought you had the beginnings of original ideas.

Also in light of the new companion news of 13 episodes of Doctor who with that mouthy-unfunny-whining- Ginger-twat who goes by the name of Catherine Tate, and who according to “Executive producer Russell T Davies is quoted by the site as saying: “Catherine was an absolute star in The Runaway Bride and we are delighted that one of Britain’s greatest talents has agreed to join us for the fourth series. Viewers can expect more ambitious storylines and a whole host of guest stars in 2008.”

Sounds like absolutely diverting fun. The last time this happened was in the 1980s with JNT remember when who was shite and got laughed at for good bloody reason. We don’t want ambitious light entertainment, and loads of guest stars, we want the drama, and the show that it could be. Thank fuck RTD is leaving after this coming forth year.

Also I hold serious issue with Tate being called “one of Britain’s greatest talents”. That has to be the biggest oxymoron I’ve ever come across. Britain, if she is your shining beacon of talent then I am absolutely embarrassed for you.With good reason.

RIP Doctor Who.

I’m off for a swear and a bit of a cry.

“Oooohh Int He Scrummy?!”

 

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Ideal

Well one episode left of this up to standard third series. Ideal is written by Graham Duff, and I must say this third series has lost none of the shows laughs or charm. Ideal, for folks that don’t know, is a very tightly written and bleakly brilliant sitcom, set in an apartment in Manchester and staring comedian Johnny Vegas as its hash dealing occupant Moz, the show basically revolves around the some what interesting and banal characters and friends that come for advice, “hiyas”, complicate all sorts of matters and to score.

For some odd reason Ideal and another fantastic BBC comedy written by Brian Dooley The Smoking Room, which can be seen on UKTV, are somehow linked together in my mind, it’s most probably the fact that I watched both shows around the same time, but one cant help but feel Ideal’s third series is the chance that The Smoking Room never got. Just why The Smoking Room(WHICH WON A BAFTA FOR THE WRITING SO YOU KNOW ITS QUALITY) was shafted after a second series, and absolute rubbish and twaddle ends up being recommissioned, see Titty Titty Bang Bang– the show that I refuse to believe that Bob Mortimer had a hand in, Hyperdrive-only Kevin Eldon just saves this from the proverbial scrap heap, and the over repetitive, one joke/one note The Catherine Tate Show-some of us will never know, but I can guess the words demographic, focus groups, ratings and BBC3 were probably thrown around.

And yes I know they are safe targets, I am simply throwing out off the top of my head, and those shows are simply the most blatantly obvious : lets-not-take-a-chance-produce-something-that-manages-to-be- both-funny-and-original- comedy that floats. And yes, I realise I’m not suppose to slag off other shows, writers etc, but I’m not exactly slagging, or even being critically eloquent, in the vain of Some of the Corpses are Amusing– this lot give most folk a run for their money and manage to be funny even if the site is a couple of years old nothing much has changed in the world of comedy.

Erm now this post has turned it something else. Oh dear, I do get like this from time to time. Calm…calm.

Third series of Ideal is current available for download off the other place while the dvds are available to buy off amazon, and ebay.

THUMBS UP: to Graham Duff, the crew and cast/characters-(go Cartoon Head & Psycho Paul) for making this third series of Ideal, just as funny if not more then the previous two.

“It’s almost like a moral desicion, except not really, because no one will find out”.

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Peep Show is back, see the pretty picture there with David Mitchell/Mark looking fetching as always, copyright owned by channel 4. And it is available for download off the other place, for us non-UK residents, or those who missed it on the telly.

What a hoot, Jez’s smug face after the horizontal mother incident, and indifference of Sophie’s family to her father’s barn burning, pure class. It did start off slow and then it builds up, with some cracking lines between. Look it’s not as good as the first series, but it fills a hole in channel 4’s demographic and if the other five episodes carry on in similar fashion, the fourth series could be up there with the second series, and at the very least it should be better then the third, I mean Nancy’s back.

If you would like to catch up with Peep Show up till now, or check it out for the first time. Amazon do a lovely deal.
If I know you however, I’ll lend them to you

Thumbs Up to: Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, for a giggly return, and because I like Peep Show in general.

Sidenote: My Smell of Reeves & Mortimer arrived today, so expect some reviews, and Reeves and Mortimer goodtime fangirl giggles.