Saturday, 21 November 2009


Children in Need 2009
Being the post-midnight stretch, which as ever included a lot of repeats from earlier in the evening. A few new things too though, including musical numbers and an amusing (despite never having seen either show) Rebus/Taggart team-up/piss-take.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Comedy Showcase
2x01 Campus
Being "from the creators of Green Wing" inspired me to watch this episode of C4's series of comedy pilots. Three of the six from the first season went to full series; so far, one from this batch has already been commissioned. Not this one though. Probably because it's not that good. Some funny bits, to be fair, but some's just crass for the sake of it. (What else is new, eh?)
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Harper's Island
1x13 Sigh [series finale]
Nearly everyone's killed and everything's brought together and explained as the series-length slasher movie reaches its conclusion. It's been a fun ride -- not always the best-written show on TV (well, never the best written, but you know what I mean), it's kept itself rattling along with fun deaths and copious suspense. Shame more people didn't get on board its slightly unusual style ("unusual" being a euphemism for "not always that well-written", really), not that there'd've been a second series anyway.
Still hoping for a Blu-ray. Not all of the series looked as good as episode one, but that alone would be worth it.

Harper's Island Solved
Effectively 'Part Two' of BBC Three's episode eleven accompanier Harper's Island Unsolved (see what they did there?), looking at the final reveal of the killer -- he was always the case for the writers, apparently, and the actor knew since episode eight -- as well as the deaths in the final few episodes, including everyone's most-memorable, Cal and Chloe's. Despite Fearne Cotton's slightly irritating BBC Three-styled narration, it's a surprisingly interesting and information-filled documentary. Well done BBC.


Flesh for Frankenstein in 3D (1973)
[#75 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]
Courtesy of Channel 4's 3D week, though it's films like this that demonstrate why 3D has never taken off before.

Jumper (2008)
[#76 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]