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Review – Doctor Who Series 6 Episode 8 Let’s Kill Hitler

August 27, 2011 Leave a comment

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Categories: BBC1, Doctor Who, review

Review – The Hour Series 1 Episode 6

August 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, it’s finally done. The series has concluded with another decent episode. Last week’s installment was a good one as well. But like I said last week, decent episodes don’t matter for this show any more.

Last week’s compounded and this one re-compounded the fact that the show has not managed to reach its potential. This episode brought the story together but as usual I was not able to really pay attention to what was happening, I didn’t really know what was going on. I haven’t cared at all for the murder story so it has cruised past me. As the show has.

It is a real shame because the acting has been as good as I as thought it could be. It has looked (at times) really good as well but the over-telling of what should have been a casual story ruined it for me.

I must just make a quick a comment on the show’s soundtrack. Apart from this episode, like the story, it has been horribly misjudged.

I’ve been left thoroughly disappointed by The Hour. It’s such a shame but very true.

Categories: BBC2, review, The Hour

Celebrity Big Brother Update – Day 2

August 20, 2011 Leave a comment

As youths/a lot of people up and down this country moan about politicians not understanding people, Sally Bercow showed how out-of-touch politicians really are by calling Kerry Katona “the nations sweetheart” in the Diary Room.

Elsewhere, Jedward had a bath together.

X Factor 2011 Show 1

August 20, 2011 Leave a comment

This years judging panel is in every way miles better. Apart from that nothing has changed. The show has the same old ridiculous sob stories, ridiculous auditions and ridiculous progressions. What in the name of Dappy is that Goldie person doing in the next round?! Typical nonsense.

Janet literally stole the opening show. George figuratively smashed it (imagine the X Factor opening night was a shop window during the riots).

Categories: ITV1, review, X-Factor

Celebrity Big Brother Update – Day 2

August 19, 2011 Leave a comment

While in a desperate quest to win a task she eventually lost, Katona told one of the Jedwards not to touch her. She then finished her break from the task and continued trying to win the thing. She also spent the final fourteen minutes of the show trying to figure out who to put up for eviction. She didn’t put up Jedward… Hypocrite.

Celebrity Big Brother Day 1

August 19, 2011 Leave a comment

After being put to bed or killed and buried by Channel 4 last summer, Big Brother has been give a new lease of existence by Channel 5 this summer with their first (says loosely) celebrity version. It’s not bigger and it’s not better; this opening episode showed it to be pretty much the same. More desperate want-to-be celebs have gone in to the house to try desperately to keep the fire that-is-the-way-they-make-money alight.

So the celebs.. what do I think

After Kerry Katona entered her 893rd reality show, shocking the British public literally to death, and Tara Reid showing how much Kotona’s dress looked like a bin bag, the tough bloke from Gypsy Weddings, Paddy, entered (I hope the house’s fixings are nailed down). He kept wishing people luck. Seriously, that is kind. Clearly they are down on their luck.

The next entry was that Amy Childs person off TOWIE. The human equal of a helium balloon. Sally Bercow then went in declaring she was doing so the show for charity. I wonder if she is aware she could fund raise using her public image without embarrassing herself.

Then it was Mr. Paparazz, the bloke with pink hair who takes photos of people for money.

Lucien from Waterloo Road was in next. Dull.

Pamela Hasselhoff? If that’s her last name? She was the first contestant that had me stumped as to their identity.

Then someone else entered who had me clueless again. I still don’t know who he is. I know he likes to wear jeans.

Jedward. They didn’t set the fire alarm off this time.

Not a bad effort by Channel 5 but I can’t help think it is lacking something.

Review – Torchwood: Miracle Day Episode 6

August 18, 2011 Leave a comment

After one decent (four) and one good (five) episode the deck of cards that is Miracle Day has been collapsed again with an episode that I think represents Russell Davies paying homage to Amy Winehouse. With this episode, the series has gone back to black. I like metaphors.

So, a boring episode and a stupid episode. Lets start with the Boring first. Over the last couple of weeks the series has begun to bring in some pretty good dark aspects. To my disappointment, this episode didn’t have any dark aspects. There was no crushing or burning. OK, the Stupid. In episode five a new bad guy entered. Colin, the bloke running the camp in San Pedro. Let’s be honest, he is a seriously rubbish bad guy, isn’t he. He cried about what he did to Vera. He blamed his actions on the fact he has had a long day and then he then prodded Rex’s wound with a pen. After all that, he allowed himself to be disabled by Esther. To sum him up. He has been a damn good Miracle Day bad guy.

This episode was designed to move one plot along. You notice Bill Pullman got a rest. It’s not uncommon for shows to have episodes like this that turn out to be boring but I am going to be harsh on Torchwood for having one because the first amendment says I can. Hey, if Torchwood can forget it’s not American then so can I.

The series now seems to be saying people can die if the method is right. A far cry from people with snapped spines walking.

The next episode looked interesting. But I am back to assuming the series is flopping. Let’s see what it has to offer eh!