No. 1 in a Series: WTF are they wearing?
Basing a show round a one-dimensional (albeit hilarious)
character like HUNT
is dangerous and I hope that future episodes flesh him out a bit more. Good points: neat soundtrack, they've chosen some cracking tunes and ones that are not normally heard on these endless Eighties look~backs
; the "BOWIE Clown" (I know it's Pierrot)
was top notch and genuinely eerie in parts; it was quite funny and this brings me to the negative issues. Reducing what was essentially
a very effective drama ('Life On Mars', that is)
to a roust-a-bout
lark with machine guns did not sit well with me. The A-Team? Yeah, I got it.
It wasn't that clever or that funny. I didn't really take to the female (both character and actress)
and her set-up was rather poor, just how
did her daughter get through a police cordon? The constant referencing to SAM TYLER
got on my nerves too and served as a reminder what missing from the show - JOHN "Will He Be Back As The Master?" SIMM
. The makers are swimming in shallow pool at the moment, they need to find a way into the deep end.
No. 2 in a Series: WTF are they wearing?TORCHWOOD
also provided some larfs this week (albeit unintentional)
with the appearance of, what people are calling, the "SPACE WHALE"
. I thought they were doing a good job (except for the eyes)
until the end when they showed it and it made me think of the SKARASEN
which I mentioned a few posts back. Sock~puppet anyone?
Also, when did CAPTAIN "My Poor Friend" JACK
? Apart from that the episode was allright. Normally I'm not a RHYS
fan but he was pretty good. There's a double~bill next week which sees the return of MARTHA
, huzzah! Let's hope they find a way to get her to kiss GWEN
When people ask, "What is a CDW?"...BUZZCOCKS
came to a rip~roaring end with a top panel including; MOBY
- who didn't seem to mind that a lot of people don't like him; DALE WINTON
- who showed off some actual
humour; and JAMELIA
who did a fine line in hitting BILL "When's He Gonna Be In Doctor Who?" BAILEY
over the head with a bottle. This series was undoubtedly
the best, top marks guys. Wish it was on every week. The IDOL
auditions came to an end, sadly
, and I can't help but feel they toned down all the weirdos this year. I did guffaw
when some chick, after being refused by all three judges, asked, "Is today opposite day?"
I'll need to remember that
The terrifying 'Space Whale'! Tastes fine, apparently.
Film-wise, I finally got round to seeing NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
. Powerful, powerful stuff. Great cast and a very tense and gripping story. And there was no music!
It's easy to see why it's being lavished with all the awards. Speaking of which, it seems the Writer's Strike
is finally over so the OSCARS (the ceremony)
will go ahead as planned. Woo~hoo! New version of the CLONE WARS
to get a theatrical
release? Someone seems to think so, go HERE
No. 3 in a Series: WTF are they wearing?
Music-wise, I 'got' a few new releases including: "Neptune"
by THE DUKE SPIRIT
, listenable but not essential; "19"
, looks like WINELIST
has started her own genre; "Made In The Dark"
by HOT CHIP
, some great tracks surrounded by some banal garbage; "Sleeping Through The Static"
by JACK JOHNSON
, so unlistenable that I didn't hear the whole thing; the eponymously
titled album from VAMPIRE WEEKEND
, good stuff with a reference to PETER "I Can't Believe 'SLEDGEHAMMER' Was 22 Years Ago!" GABRIEL
and a top tune in the form of 'A-Punk
'; and "Do You Like Rock Music?"
by BRITISH SEA POWER
, pretty yawnsome in the vein of EDITORS
. I really 'dig' the new single from DUFFY
, it's called "Mercy"
and it'll be huge
. Already is, 'cos they (and by 'they' I mean RADIO 2
) haven't stopped playing it for the past month. Other top singles of the moment include: "Get Over It"
; "Great DJ"
by TING TINGS
; "I Thought It Was Over"
by THE FEELING
; "Young Love"
by MYSTERY JETS
; and "Big Umbrella"
by KINGS HAVE LONG ARMS
. Check 'em
all out somewhere, perhaps on my radio show: Mondays & Wednesdays at 10am.
No. 4 in a Series: WTF are they wearing?'Til the next time,C.