Wednesday, 4 June 2008


Gilmore Girls
4x10 The Nanny and the Professor

4x03 Divided They Fall (aka Campaign of Terror)
"A textbook operation," says Harry, 48 minutes into this episode. And while the mission may have a final twist in store after that, this is a textbook episode: tense, exciting, twisty, filled with cool spy tropes, believable, and tackling a depressingly real-world issue. At times it may be heavy handed in its philosophising on the state of modern British politics, but that doesn't detract from its relevance. Accusations of Spooks leaping over certain aquatic animals may have been levelled too soon.


Gangs of New York (2002)
[1st half; 3rd watch]


Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming
Chapters 5 & 6
A tense tennis match between Bond and the villain, Dr Julius Gorner -- very much in the spirit of Goldfinger's round of golf or the Casino Royale card game (among other sporting encounters in Fleming's novels) -- is followed by another Bond obsession -- food -- and a huge chunk of exposition.