Monday, 17 October 2011


Have I Got News For You
42x01 (14/10/11 edition; extended repeat)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Home Cooking Made Easy
1x03 Entertaining
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

8x02 Transplant
They've clearly decided to build House's new status quo relatively slowly. How many of the cast will be back? It seems only time will tell... or online spoilers if one went hunting, I suppose.

How to Win in the Den
Episode 3 The Idea (of 4)
Every episode in this series seems to have a different on-screen title to the one listed online; and every time a category comes up narrator Richard Bacon seems to say something different to what's written on screen. Why?
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

2x03 Episode 3
The first series of Misfits was good, but crikey, this one knocks it out of the park! If you're still not watching it I heartily recommend you try to catch up before series three starts.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


Action Comics #2 by Grant Morrison, Rags Morales & Brent Anderson

I never imagined I'd find myself reading a Superman book -- I tend to find him a bit too goody-goody and American with a capital A -- but the first issue of Action Comics was so praised I decided to give it a go, and it was so good here I am. And this is great too. By taking Superman back to his early days Morrison has mixed things up, making him a more interesting character, and telling more exciting stories featuring him. Morales' artwork compliments it all perfectly. Much to my surprise, I'm really enjoying this one.

Plus, this issue, a behind-the-scenes look at Morrison & Morales' method on these first two issues (almost worth the price of admission on its own) and a preview of forthcoming original graphic novel Batman: Noel, which gives you no idea about the story but looks absolutely beautiful.


X Factor suffers ratings stumble
(from BBC News)
ITV1's X Factor has failed to win the primetime head-to-head battle with BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night for a second week running.

...The overnight figures suggest that audiences waited for the end of Strictly Come Dancing before turning over to watch X Factor.... more than half of viewers had switched off by the... final 15 minutes of the show...

Average ratings for the programme also fell this week... Figures are also down from this time last year
Ha ha.