Saturday, 21 January 2012


How I Met Your Mother
7x11 The Rebound Girl
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

The Magicians
2x02 Episode 2

5x45 (16/1/12 edition)
Including the most-pointlesses-scored round in Pointless history! Oo-ooh.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
[#7 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]


Daredevil #6 by Mark Waid & Marcos Martín
Massively behind on masses of comics. Catching up time.


'There is a clue everybody's missed': Sherlock writer Steven Moffat interviewed
by Stuart Jeffries (from the Guardian)

Moffat has lots of interesting things to say about Sherlock (and some other stuff too) in this surprisingly lengthy interview. He also mentions that series 3 might be on later this year! We can but hope.

Another choice comment is on people's attitude to TV viewing:

"I get irritated when people say on Twitter: 'It's too complicated. I'm not following it.' Well, you could try putting your phone down and watching it."

Very, very true.

And in other Sherlock news, the latest twist in the tale of that US series...

Legal thriller looms as Sherlock takes his caseload to New York
by Adam Sherwin (from the Independent)

Sue Vertue, Sherlock Executive Producer at Hartswood Films, said: "We understand that CBS are doing their own version of an updated Sherlock Holmes. It's interesting, as they approached us a while back about remaking our show. At the time, they made great assurances about their integrity, so we have to assume that their modernised Sherlock Holmes doesn't resemble ours in any way, as that would be extremely worrying... We are very proud of our show and like any proud parent, will protect the interest and wellbeing of our offspring."

More at the article, naturally. The most relevant bit:

Margaret Tofalides, a copyright specialist at law firm Manches, said: "The concept of a new Sherlock Holmes is unprotectable. But if the unusual elements of the BBC series – the modern settings, characters, clothes, plots and distinctive visual style – were closely reproduced in the CBS version, that could form the basis of a potential copyright claim."