Caught the first Masters of Horror episode (Fridays, 11pm, Bravo) last Friday, quite a low key start, but good fun. Very much looking forward to Joe Dante and John Carpenter's respective efforts, and even if there are supposedly a few duffers in there, how cool is it to have an hour of horror every Friday night?
My Name Is Earl is, as expected, much better now it's got the pilot out of the way. Such a simple idea, but it means they can pretty much do any story they want - they can easily add to the list (and already have done), and take giant leaps of faith. Clever bastards.
I'm a week late with this, as usual I'm behind the times, but I finally caught the first two episodes of Life On Mars tonight. It's brilliant fun, a modern day copper gets run over, and wakes up in 1973, with no mobile phones, no computers, hardly any forensic procedures, and a very different attitude amongst the hardened, boozing cops of the day. It could have been boring as fuck, but it's hilarious seeing how he copes without any of the conveniences of modern life - and discovers that there are some advantages to living in a time where evidence and confessions aren't quite as important as they might be... The Filf! Bovvah! Shootahs! Pint of bitter! You're nicked!
Blimey, 3 cool new TV series. I thought TV had gone a bit rubbish lately - just when you think there are no good shows, etc etc. And 24 starts up again soon. I was just thinking today, that Jack Bauer is the only character I can think of that doesn't have *any* wasteful dialogue whatsoever. He doesn't crack jokes, make idle threats (all threats are delivered upon, and used to get information), he says what he needs to say quickly and efficiently, no beating around the bush (occasionally some slight beating around the face and neck though), and is just a terrorist-stopping, justice-bringing machine. I love Jack Bauer. I love him. If he asked me to pose as his wife for an undercover sting - *deep* undercover, you know what I'm saying - I'd already be trying on dresses. I'm here for you, Jack. I'm here for you.