Monday, 15 September 2008


The Children
Part 3 (of 3)
The ending was a bit of a muddle -- while I quite liked the 'how they each could have done it'/'alternate endings' bit, the desperate attempts to re-implicate everyone in the run up to the conclusion were forced and the identity of the real killer seemed unbelievable to me -- but everything else about this series was top-quality drama, with an emotionally complex plot and depressingly realistic, consistently unlikable characters. If only everything on telly could be this good... then we'd all be depressed the whole time -- I'll take my "good guys always win" dramas too, thanks.

2x07 That Night, a Forest Grew

Gilmore Girls
5x06 Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!

God, the Devil and Bob
1x11 Bob's Father


Agatha (1979)
[#62 in 100 Films in a Year 2008]

Southland Tales (2007)
[part of 100 Films in a Year 2008]
[1st half]
A dodgy rental DVD means I had to stop this halfway through, hence no number til it's done.


George Takei marries longtime partner Brad Altman by Sandy Cohen
Star Trek star George Takei and his partner, Brad Altman, have "agreed to live long and prosper together." *Groan* I dread to think how many articles about this have used that pun.

Little Britain Angers Gay Rights Groups
(from WENN)
Ah, the little British (ho ho!) show that could. What amuses me most is that it's a gay rights group complaining. Clearly, gays in Hollywood don't have a sense of humour -- I mean, I'm not Little Britain's biggest fan (I will give the American relocation a go though, when it turns up), but it's pretty clear it's not homophobic by any means.


Videos from the Queen + Paul Rodgers Album Club
Primarily, an interview with the band about their new album, The Cosmos Rocks (released today; still waiting for my copy). The videos begin with a notice about the group's YouTube channel, but if anyone can actually find this please let me know.
Also revealed is that they recorded a 20-minute cover version of the excellent song Runaway, originally by Del Shannon, though decided not to put it on the album. However, thanks to Wikipedia's Runaway entry, I've discovered it's available as an iTunes exclusive -- edited to a sensible five-and-a-half minutes.