Thursday, 9 September 2010


Grandma's House
1x05 The day Simon felt the family was ready to be healed
...he was wrong.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Mad Men
4x01 Public Relations
Hurrah for the unusually-early return of Mad Men to British TV! Lots of intriguing threads already set in motion, and I'm sure there are many more to come. Can't wait to find out what the next twelve weeks have in store.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Roger & Val Have Just Got In
1x05 Reply All
Many of the series' plots reach their apex this episode, making it less comedic and more dramatic/tragic as everything explodes. Certainly leaves things in an interesting place for tomorrow's final episode. Incidentally, just to reiterate from past weeks, this is an excellent series; critics who dismissed it were, I think, expecting a Comedy, whereas in fact it's more of a drama that, in accurately observing real life, is often very funny.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Universal Lands Stephen King's The Dark Tower And Plans Unprecedented Feature/Network TV Adaptation by Mike Fleming
(from Deadline New York)

"Unprecedented" almost seems like an understatement. Look what craziness they're planning:

The plan is to start with the feature film, and then create a bridge to the second feature with a season of TV episodes. That means the feature cast — and the big star who’ll play [lead character] Deschain — also has to appear in the TV series before returning to the second film. After that sequel is done, the TV series picks up again, this time focusing on Deschain as a young gunslinger... The third film would pick up the mature Deshain as he completes his journey. They will benefit from being able to use the same sets cast and crew for the movie and TV

It'll either be a fantastic, revolutionary success, or an embarrassingly huge flop.