There was a double~bill
this week and what a time to do it with two episodes that kicked it up a notch - big style. First up was ADAM
where the aforementioned Adam was a new addition to the gang (including the title sequence)
, or was he....?
It's not the first time that this idea had been visited in sci~fi - BUFFY
, RED DWARF
& STAR TREK
have all done the old character change trick - but that don't bother me. Right from the get~go this was a topper. BURN "Actually Born In Hollywood!" GORMAN
's portrayal of OWEN
in this episode was excellent and, even though I have always enjoyed his character, he really shone. Making the next episode even more, oops
, I'll stop there
; just in case you didn't see the next one, which I'll come to soon enough. RHYS
got some good stuff again and it's pleasing to see an alien enemy whose existence was not tangible
. The ending did set~up future possibilities: Jack's memories, according to Adam
, would be gone forever, but, of course
, I'm sure that will not be the case. The repressed will always find a way to, erm
, press? The only bad thing about the episode was the scene where Jack
was acting as Jesus
as he handed out pills to the team. Some poor
choices there (along with unconvincing performances)
although I found it touching that IANTO (who is getting better all the time)
referred to his "ex" Lisa
. Next up, was the return of MARTHA
. There are MAJOR
spoilers following so if you do not want to know what happened, avoid
the next paragraph .
Watch out! Spoilers ahead!
, as soon as MARTHA
appeared (along with her theme tune!)
I got a bit teary. So good to see her again. What was weird too was that as she entered the door we got a glimpse of the newspaper cover seen in BOOMTOWN
. Also adding to this juicy goodness was ALAN "I Bet He Gets Sick Of People Referring To NEIGHBOURS, Oops!" DALE
, didn't make it to the end. I would have liked to have seen him again as he didn't give an eff
about Captain Jack
and his crew. The CGI
work was pretty good and the aliens were well realised. What else happened? Hhmm...
oh yeah, OWEN
killed! I was shocked. I thought to myself, "Don't worry, they'll bring him back to life quick sharp"
. But no. Dead
. Why kill off one of the best (if not the)
characters? I have to think that this is not the case and, by coincidence
, I just watched the episode from Series 1
was revealed to have some sort of link with the WEEVILS
. Will this come into play? The "Next Time"
showed a lot of Weevil activity. Will he be back?
Guess we'll have to wait and find out which brings me to the last point about this week's double~bill. This is the first time (since the denoument of the first series)
that I have been genuinely excited about what was to come. Stout work.
Elsewhere in the land of TV, LOST
delivered another top~notch
episode. Although I was looking forward to some juicy flash~forwards
we got, instead, more flash~backs
. But they were as intriguing as flippity
, introducing new characters who don't seem to care about the survivors. New guy, DANIEL
, is already immensely watchable and I'd like to see him and DESMOND
do a show together. A tea~time
chat show. They're both so flippin'
odd! Nice reference to LOCKE
's kidney too. Anyway, apart from some daft script choices, the story bundles along with brilliance and each week cannot come too soon for me.
Daniel - My New Fave
Elsewhere, the BAFTA
s took place and what a shoddy, shoddy show it was too. JONATHAN ROSS
was abysmal (again!)
as were the technical aspects of the ceremony, specifically the sound. Good to see so many non-
English winners though, up yours UK & Hollywood! But will someone please explain the criteria on which the academy use to brand a film 'British'? THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
?? EASTERN PROMISES
??? It annoyed me last year too, you can see my 'rant' HERE
. And ATONEMENT
getting best film? Pur~lease
. Full marks to TILDA "There's Something Very Erotic About Her That I Can't Put My Finger On, But I'd Like To!" SWINTON
for looking really bad!
What did they kill to make that outfit?
And let's not forget MARION "1st French Chick To Win Best Actress BAFTA" COTILLARD
who, despite her very appealing, pleasing and honest acceptance speech, also managed to look like a right trollop
She's lurvely but, crikey, get her a stylist.
And, let's not forget those who chose to get knocked~up
before the awards ceremony. That's right, it's my occasional features: PREGGERS & FAMOUS
, stand up (slowly mind) KELLY "Married To The Bass Player From TRAVIS - classy!" MACDONALD
and SAMANTHA "Played A Mermaid In A U2 Video - classy!" MORTON
!'Til the next time,C.