Thursday, 3 July 2008


Babylon 5
1x15 Grail
1x16 Eyes

Criminal Justice
Part 4 (of 5)

Derren Brown: Trick or Treat
2x04 Escape
2x05 Confidence
2x06 Superstition [season finale]

Mine All Mine
Part 4 (of 6) [2nd watch]

2x11 Shaun of the Dead

1x05 Chaos

This Morning
(3/7/08 edition)
Normally I wouldn't even mention this, but I saw a bit of Paul Ross previewing next week's TV and wanted to state what an idiot he is. "For the second series Dexter has moved to FX" -- no, it hasn't, it started there -- "so it's not on ITV1 any more" -- yes, it is, at a later date... just like the first series was! How can a man whose job is to be a TV critic know so little about TV?! (Incidentally, Dexter is fantastic, and if you haven't seen it you should. And Russell T Davies -- job: 'Who supremo' -- is going to be on tomorrow's This Morning, undoubtedly saying nothing at all about the season finale, the Christmas special, or next year's specials, thanks to that last cliffhanger meaning anything he could say is a spoiler. Tsk.)

Wimbledon 2008
The end (as always) of Serena Williams vs Jie Zheng. There are two things Serena Williams make me think of: 1) a man in drag; and 2) the Incredible Hulk -- "you wouldn't like me when I'm angry!" I don't like Venus any more, mind, so I certainly won't be bothering with the fourth all-Williams final this Saturday. Also, the end of the Bob & Mike Bryan / Jonas Bjorkman & Kevin Ullyett men's doubles semi-final, which saw the two 36-year-olds beat the first seeds to make it to the final. Especially nice for Bjorkman as it's his last Wimbledon.


Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
Chapter XI
After the Masquerade by Doug Roth
Chapter XII [the end]
Stunning conclusion to the justifiably acclaimed masterpiece. You owe it to yourself to read this. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to pre-order all the action figures from the forthcoming film adaptation.


Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of James Bond by James Chapman
Chapters 6 - 9 [the end]

Days til New York...


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