Tuesday, 3 August 2010


How I Met Your Mother
5x10 The Window
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

The Sandbaggers
3x03 Unusual Approach
Excellent as ever, this is a particularly enjoyable episode: Burnside is sent off to Greece to feature in a comedy subplot, while SIS deal with one of their most dangerous missions in his absence. More dramas like this today wouldn't go amiss.

Stand Up for the Week
1x06 (30/7/10 edition) [season finale]
After that brief, bizarre burst of Whitehall-like a few weeks back, he's now sunk to his lowest levels of laughter-lackingness yet. And he seems to have taken the whole show with him. I'm not sure how I've stuck with it to episode six, to be honest, but I certainly didn't make it to the end of this one (in fact, it was so good, I fell asleep).
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

That Mitchell and Webb Look
4x03 Episode 3
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


The 100 Greatest Family Films Ever! by Andrew Collins, Barry Norman & Mark Kermode
(from Radio Times, 7-13 August 2010, p12-18)
This is a very bizarre list. It does what it says on the tin, counting down the 100 greatest family films, voted for by the public, and most if not all are worthy inclusions... but the order they've wound up in is baffling. Temple of Doom 12 places above Raiders of the Lost Ark? Beauty and the Beast down at 96th, below a host of other, lesser (and, I thought, less-loved) Disneys? I know polls like this often clash with personal opinion, but even accounting for that there are numerous bizarre instances of X-beating-Y in this list (even beyond the two I've cited).

Kick-Ass DVD and Blu-ray Interview with Mark Millar
(from MovieWeb)
After Matthew Vaughn yesterday, now comic creator/writer Mark Millar chips in with some words on how Kick-Ass was received and the plans for Kick-Ass 2, both in comic form and on the big screen.