Saturday 11 June 2011


Have I Got News For You
41x09 (10/6/11 edition; extended repeat) [season finale]
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

The Mentalist
3x24 Strawberries & Cream Part II [season finale]
Holy moly, that was a good ending! Where does it go from here though? We'll have to wait ages to find out. Damn you television, with your seasons!
[Watch it (again) on Demand Five.]

Paul Merton's Birth of Hollywood
Part 2 (of 3)
Part 3 (of 3)
It's hard not to be angry with the way the industry and press treated Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, as documented in the middle part of Paul Merton's typically interesting series about the rise of Hollywood, though it comes as no surprise to learn William Randolph Hearst was one of the chief villains.
The final part, meanwhile, details the end of the silent era and the birth of sound, amongst other things. Merton doesn't make a point of it, but it's a little depressing for those of us who like silent cinema how many of the classics on display here are unavailable on DVD, even after about a decade and a half of the format's existence.
[Watch parts two and three (again) on iPlayer.]


Leicester City Council 'not ready' for zombie attack
(from BBC News)
This whole article is excellent -- as The Kids say, "ROFLMAO".

Tom Hanks' Playtone Productions Announces Neil Gaiman's American Gods, Mattel's Major Matt Mason, Green Day's American Idiot by Karen Chu
(from The Hollywood Reporter)
You might think they're turning Gaiman's novel into a film, but oh no:
set to produce a six-season, open-ended series, American Gods, for HBO, based on Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel... Each of the six seasons will be of 10-12, hour-long episodes with a budget of around $35-40 million per season, targeted to debut on the cable powerhouse in 2013 at the earliest.
Well, crikey.