Tuesday, 10 August 2010


The Deep
Part 1 To the Furthest Place
Oh dear. Such a promising idea, wasted with poor writing, unconvincing characters, weak acting, a turgid pace, pointless flashbacks, an implausible set... I laughed out loud several times, usually at the bits that were Deadly Serious. How rubbish. How disappointing. And I'll still watch the rest... all four hours of it... ugh.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

How I Met Your Mother
5x11 Last Cigarette Ever
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Roger & Val Have Just Got In
1x01 The Guarantee
Conversely (to The Deep), this is beautifully written and acted, both funny and real. Super.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office by Leo
(from the Chive)
Read this. Stick with it. It's worth it.

Serious funny business by Will Gompertz
(from Today on BBC News)
On the rise and rise of stand-up comedy.

Sherlock returning for second series by Ryan Love & Paul Millar
(from Digital Spy)