Friday 5 June 2020


6x11 You've Come a Long Way, Baby

5x04 Episode 4

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice
5x07 Episode 7
[Watch it (again) on All 4.]

Jonathan Creek
1x02 Jack in the Box [3rd or so watch]
I didn't remember any specifics from the first episode (which led me to hedge my bets on the 'view count', that maybe I'd not rewatched it since it first aired in 1997), but I remember most of this one vividly (which leads me to think I'd already seen it more than once. But, knowing me, I very much doubt I'd've watched individual episodes multiple times -- I'd've rewatched the whole series. Ah, what does it matter anyway?)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Nemo: River of Ghosts by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill

The third and final volume in the Nemo trilogy (following Heart of Ice and The Roses of Berlin, set in the world of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I thought these were going to be a trio of standalone books, but either I was wrong or Moore couldn't resist tying them together -- it's not really a three-parter, but they're definitely connected, and you'd only get the most out of this volume by having read the other two. It's also dense with other literary allusions, naturally (that's the style of the LoEG universe, after all), but not so obstructively as in other books. And, thankfully, it's not half in untranslated-German this time!

While an enjoyable trilogy, there's something about these books that feels 'light' to me. I mean, they don't exactly feel light to read, what with all the references you either get or know you're missing, but the stories are kind of slight. I don't know, maybe I'm just being picky. It'll be interesting to get to that League re-read I mentioned and consume them closer together.