Saturday, 28 January 2012


How I Met Your Mother
7x12 Symphony of Illumination
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

Live at the Apollo
7x08 Episode 8 [season finale]

The Magicians
2x03 Episode 3
I enjoy the tricks and illusions on The Magicians -- the world-exclusive walking-on-fountains was particularly nice this week -- but the show itself feels like it's being put together by the work experience kids at times. This is prime time Saturday night BBC One for crying out loud, there shouldn't be mistakes like playing the Next Time trailer 10 minutes early in episode one, never mind by episode three!

The Mentalist
4x06 Where in the World is Carmine O'Brien?

Room 101: Extra Storage
12x01 Episode 1
Hurrah for the return of Room 101! I've seen some be quite critical of its new format, but I thought it worked well. And Fern Britton's silly sci-fi comments were suitably rebutted.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


by Kyle Higgins, Eddy Barrows & Eduardo Pansica
#4 by Kyle Higgins & Trevor McCarthy
#5 by Kyle Higgins & Eddy Barrows
The regular artist and on-going story takes a break (mostly) in issue 4 for a fairly fun one-and-done with Batgirl... then returns for another one-and-done. I like those, they make a change from modern comic's general long-form storytelling (even if these two take a fantastical aside from the general real-world feel of the current Bat-books), but there's an element of "get on with it" when you don't wrap a story up. Arcs are one thing, something left hanging is another. Good cliffhanger to #5 though.