Wednesday, 3 February 2010


7x10 5:00PM - 6:00PM
And so Main Plot #1 draws to a close, a move that very much harks back to the earlier -- better -- seasons of the show. It's rather odd, actually, feeling very much like a season finale by the closing minutes. The first few seasons can very much be split into two or three major plot arcs (while the last few degenerated into a raft of shorter ones we were meant to believe were part of One Big Bad Thing), but they always had a slight bit of overlap. Here, it basically stops... and then has a clear signal that Main Plot #2 is about to begin. Still, better that than the other.
24 may not be quite back to its very best with season seven, but it's certainly closer than it's been for a good while. Fingers crossed it keeps (or, rather, kept, as I'm a year later on this) it up.

3x01 (2/2/10 edition)

How I Met Your Mother
4x08 Woooo!
Lo and behold, I've caught up with E4. Woo! And now I'll surely overtake it...
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Richard Dimbleby Lecture
34 Shaking Hands with Death
By Sir Terry Pratchett. Important and brilliant.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Air Force One (1997)
[#13 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]
Read my review here.


First Smith Doctor Who titles confirmed by Mayer Nissim
(from Digital Spy)
Spoilers at the above link, obviously, so rather than repeat them I'll just offer my opinion on each:
1) Nice. Not a great Who title per se, but a neat use of a common phrase.
2) Mediocre, though there have been worse.
3) Evocative, considering the setting of the episode. Interesting to see the titular, er, things turning up so early.

Royal premiere for Alice In Wonderland movie
(from BBC News)
It's been shot in 3D, so will it be screened in it? It amuses one to imagine the Queen having to don 3D specs.