Monday, 8 March 2010


The 82nd Annual Academy Awards
aka the Oscars, of course. I bought Sky Movies for a month specially for this, donchaknow (ancillary benefits and all that: lots of movies for the next month).
Agree with most of the winners, without actually having seen most of the films. Shame for us Brits though.

Five Days
2x04 Day 37
One month on and, let's be honest, it may as well be not so long at all. Not as huge as the leap forwards for the final part though...
One thing that's quite interesting about this series, incidentally, is how grounded in the real world it is: these are real dates, not just days that are only significant within the context of the story (episode 2 revealed in background detail that Day 1 was July 30th; this episode is September 4th and specifically set during Ramadan; the final one is Remembrance Day); there's a royal visit, which is the kind of thing that does just happen sometimes -- it's not even a major part of the story, but it's just there.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

7x14 Greeks (extended repeat)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


The 82nd annual Academy Awards by Brian Lowry
(from Variety)
Variety's speedy review of the 2010 Oscars telecast. Largely spot-on though.

Hurt Locker explodes on to the scene to help change Hollywood for ever by Kate Muir
(from Times Online)
The Times, meanwhile, focus less on the ceremony itself and more on the awards presented. Which is the point, really.

Oscars 2010: the winners in numbers
A handy, simple pictorial guide. See how obviously Hurt Locker beat everything else.