The Hold Steady live… at home!

The Hold Steady at Hill Country BBQ — from Flickr user wfuv, used under Creative Commons license. Taking a short time out now to watch a surprising live opportunity… The Hold Steady live on Yahoo Screen. Usually these things aren’t at the right time, or I’m at work, but let’s just say things lined up ...

The Day of the Doctor

The Day of the Doctor
Early start this morning for this big 50th anniversary show. We have a terrible ABC picture so it wasn’t the most perfect circumstance to watch, but it was exciting to be up for it anyway, knowing we were watching at the same time as millions of others in the world. We watched it for a ...

David Simon talks sense as always

Was privileged last night to see writer and TV creator David Simon at the Festival of Dangerous ideas at the Opera House. Somehow we even managed to get in the second row:   He was just metres away from us, and he spoke for an hour on a variety of topics around politics, the drug ...

History live as you watch

It’s always great when you tune in for an historical result. Being on holidays this morning, I got a Twitter tipoff that the US Masters golf was getting exciting, so I watched the last hour and saw Adam Scott’s victory. Nice work from the Aussie, and great to be able to see it live as ...

Veronica Mars — watch and rewatch

Also started watching season two of Veronica Mars again. With all the talk about the upcoming movie from the successful Kickstarter project (yes, I did contribute!) I thought it might be good to go back and watch the show. Starting with season 2, since I haven’t completely watched it, but it’s been so long since ...

Leverage finale — the con to end the con

Finally got up to watching the last episode of Leverage season 5, also the last episode overall, the series finale. I’ve been a big fan of the show since it began (despite its lack of easy Australian airdates), and I’m the only person I know who’s ever been into it, so it seems like an ...

Watching good old things

Watched Return of the Jedi with (mostly) Alex this afternoon. Will and Lachie drop in and out for it, but it’s Alex that really loves this stuff. He’s there for every bit of action, every explosion and every exciting battle. Let’s just say it “moves” him! He really loves to be scared, loves to be ...

TV Piracy isn’t what it used to be

The online environment for TV viewing has changed considerably in quite a short time. And I won’t lie, I used to download a lot of TV — never films or movies — and while I still do a little bit, I’ve largely stopped now. There’s a few reasons for this. One, I guess I’m just ...

The Game Returns

A welcome return for Game of Thrones tonight, starting up its third season. One of the flagship HBO shows, it’s on Foxtel here, but thankfully and smartly it’s on iTunes now, with the season pass being less expensive than the DVDs would be in six months. In other words, very much worth the purchase. It ...

The return of Doctor Who

Within hours of the UK airing The Doctor is back on ABC! Very much good fun, with Matt Smith bounding around as goofy as ever, and his new assistant Jenna-Louise Coleman is appealing, and her character may just be the most fascinating companion yet. The storyline was the typically amusing monster thing, with just the ...
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