Saturday, 28 November 2009


Gavin & Stacey
3x01 Episode 1
Simply, brilliant. Gavin & Stacey blows away almost every other comedy currently in production, and a fair few dramas too. Witness, for example, the pair of gags relating to the cheese and pineapple sticks. Most dramas dream about that level of subtlety.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

6x08 Teamwork

How I Met Your Mother
3x06 I'm Not That Guy

The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson
1x03 Episode 3
Yes, last week's.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

7x01 Gardens
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Wallander [Swedish]
1x03 Bröderna (aka The Brothers)
Grim, but quite possibly the best episode so far.


Dr. Horrible #1 (preview)
6-page preview of issue one of the Dr. Horrible comic, available to read for free online. It's a nice little origin story fully contained within these preview pages.


The "I'm Not That Sad" Quote Of The Week by Dave Golder
(from SFX)
You can almost hear actress Tamzin Outhwaite hissing “I'm not THAT sad” between her teeth as she joins an esteemed list of actors in abject self-denial about appearing in sci-fi. Here she is on Teletext, talking about her role in Paradox: "Initially I thought it was a sci-fi project. Then I read the script and realised it wasn't. It's about police officers trying to work out whether there is a worm hole between two time zones."... Sorry, love, but by using the phrase, “a worm hole between two time zones” you've just defeated your whole argument.

Sky trials 3D broadcasts at the O2 by Andrew Laughlin
(from Digital Spy)
Long-ish article with more details on Sky's ever-developing plans for 3D TV, if you're interested.

new review at 100 Films

Watchmen: Director's Cut (2009)
I wouldn’t be inclined to say it’s vastly different to the previously seen version. There are some obvious new scenes and extensions, especially if you’re familiar with the original novel, but ultimately I didn’t find the additional 24 minutes created a vastly different experience. Most of the flaws still remain... By the same token, none of the great bits are ruined, while some are enhanced.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

Watchmen: Director's Cut is out on Blu-ray in the UK from Monday.

There are currently 20 feature films and one short in the review pipeline at 100 Films. As ever, updates here as and when they're posted.