Saturday, 15 May 2010


Doctor Who
31x07 Amy's Choice
As much as I love Who, I think it's fair to say that most plots (particularly in nuWho) are variations on a theme: aliens try to do something to/invade humans, the Doctor stops them. A lot of TV's just as formulaic, in its own style, so this isn't a criticism. But Who has literally endless potential, so it's always nice to see an episode that does something outside the norm -- like this one.
Another excellent episode in what's becoming a series of them, then. Will this wind up a classic year? Quite possibly, though I rarely tend to think of Who by season (instead, by story, which is probably a remnant from the pre-nuWho days -- classic Who is still released/considered by story, after all).
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Doctor Who Confidential
5x07 Arthurian Legend
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Have I Got News For You
39x06 (13/5/10; extended repeat)
An exceptionally good edition, with particularly choice insults to journalists. Hurrah!
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Mentalist
2x13 Redline
[Watch it (again) on Demand Five.]

Over the Rainbow
Show 9
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Sherlock Holmes (2010)
[#45 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]
'Mockbuster' from The Asylum to tie in with Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. But this one features dinosaurs. Seriously. Well, a dinosaur.
Also, Gareth David-Lloyd from Torchwood and Dominic Keating from Star Trek: Enterprise. "How the mighty..." and all that.


NBC Plans Finale For Heroes? by Nikke Finke
(from Deadline Hollywood)
After yesterday's news that it'd been cancelled, it looks like the show may be granted a 2- or 4-hour special to wrap up. Which is probably nice for fans.

In other news, FlashForward got cancelled. Can't say I'm surprised or upset. I'm sticking with it to find out what it was all about, but I'm glad I won't have to for another year or six.