Friday 28 February 2014


Brooklyn Nine-Nine
1x07 48 Hours
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

How I Met Your Mother
9x04 The Broken Code
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

The Last Leg
4x04 (21/2/14 edition)
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

The Mentalist
6x09 My Blue Heaven

After Patrick Jane (spoilers!) murdered Red John in the previous episode, the series just continued the very next week in America, even though the entire series seemed to be over ("seemed" being the operative word) and this episode presents a "two years later" format reboot. Here in the UK, however, we've had a more respectful couple-of-months break, and I think it works better for it.

It's a relatively genteel way in, dealing with where the characters have been for the last couple of years and setting up why they might return (or won't) to something akin to their old way of life), rather than diving right in with "here's the new setup". Even by the end that isn't wholly clear: there's a kind-of-cliffhanger rather than fully establishing how the show will work from now on. Even though I know where it must be going, I wanna see what happens next now.

So the show still works, then.

[Watch it (again) on Demand 5.]


Up (2009)
[#12 in 100 Films in a Year 2014]

What Do You Mean You Haven't Seen...? 2014 #2!


She-Hulk #1 by Charles Soule & Javier Pulido

Not a title I'd pay any attention to normally, but I happened to read such good reviews that it seemed worth a go. Paid off too, because I thought it was good fun.

The titular Hulk-relative is a lawyer by day, and this series (or at least this issue, but by extension I presume the series) is concerned with that rather than the usual superhero activities of "punching things". Writer Soule (a practising attorney himself) keeps things fun but also detailed, and moving too -- even though it's only 20 pages, there's a decent chunk of story here; indeed, a whole tale. Why can't more comics manage that?! Pulido's art isn't popular with everyone, but I liked his clean, chunky, retro style for this title, especially when ably supported by Muntsa Vincente's colours.

This could well be a keeper.