Monday, 2 May 2011

TV

The Event
1x17 Cut Off the Head
We seem to be entering the final phase now. No idea if the series is getting a recommission or not -- signs weren't good, last I read -- so hopefully they'll bother to wrap it all up.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

$#*! My Dad Says
1x08 The Manly Thing to Do
The YMCA sequence... feels kinda clich├ęd, and it's certainly predictable, but at the same time it's well performed and consequently funny. So there.
[Watch it (again) on Demand 5.]

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
ITV adaptation of Kate Summerscale's "non-fiction novel", as people seem to have taken to calling it (I thought it was just "non-fiction", but there you go). It was rather good, though seemed to lack the thorough whodunnit nature and unveiling of numerous dark secrets that praise for the book indicates. And it began at (or near) the end before flashing back to the start for no reason -- why?! This is a pointless and irritating trend in films/feature-length TV that really should end.
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

Yes, Prime Minister
1x02 The Ministerial Broadcast