Tuesday, 7 October 2014


Doctor Who
21x14 Planet of Fire Part Two

1x01 Pilot
Welshman Ioan Gruffudd is a 200-year-old Englishman who can't die in this new American procedural -- hey, when there are so many cop shows on TV, you need a good twist. On the evidence of this opener it's not an exceptional show, but it is above-average and pretty entertaining, with enough amusing bits to make up for the rote elements. The writers could have done with a healthy dose of "show don't tell" instead of the mass of voiceover, though.

Whose Line is it Anyway?
2x01 (10/11/89 edition)
2x02 (17/11/89 edition)
Following "most fans"' advice, I decided to jump ahead to series two. The format is the same -- indeed, many of the rounds are exactly the same -- and yet instead of being a little awkward and occasionally amusing, it's now frequently hilarious. Not sure how or why that's changed, but hooray.
[Watch 2x01 and 2x02 (again) on 4oD.]

Would I Lie To You?
8x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

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