Review: Jekyll or Split personalities really aren’t much fun at all

Whenever I see something by Steven Moffat I watch it. You may never even have heard of the name, but for me, it’s that simple. For nearly 20 years now, he’s been one of the best British TV writers, from Press Gang through Coupling, his various Doctor Who episodes and now Jekyll. He’s the must ...

Underbelly: Now Channel Nine could be in a bit of trouble 1

I’ve already blogged before about Nine’s legal troubles with screening Underbelly in Victoria, and the ridiculousness of a suppression order on one state in the Internet age. We all knew that copies would be on BitTorrent as soon as they were aired in other states (in numbers I’ve never seen before for an Aussie show, ...

And the Oscars went to …

Largely what I expected, funnily enough. The Oscars are done for another year, and again I was an avid watcher, even though they didn’t finish on our telecast until midnight local time. But they always go quickly for me, and I’ve always been a sucker for a good awards ceremony, so I lap it all ...

Even Mensa thinks some TV is smart

That’s hardly an unheard of accusation in these parts, as I’m big on smart TV and always have been. But I read today about a list from international genius group Mensa, that lists their smartest TV shows (of all time presumably). As an aside, I can’t believe I didn’t read about this list online first, ...

TV: Life on Mars

… was the best new drama last year, and to my great surprise, ABC has put on the second season already. A good start, with Sam Tyler (John Simm) seemingly in a very bad way, and almost off the deep end, but recovering very nicely. Keeps the same great things about the first season, but ...

Underbelly: Ridiculous media suppression 1

So everyone now knows that Underbelly has been banned from airing in Victoria, and banned from the Internet altogether. But the reasoning behind this and the ridiculousness of it all in the modern media age is what I want to mention here. Basically, the judge’s thinking goes: We have a murder trial coming up, the ...

Underbelly: Reality vs fiction: your guide to the characters 30

Underbelly: Reality vs fiction: your guide to the characters
[Added May 8, 2009: What did I think of the new Underbelly series?] Underbelly, the Nine Network’s new multi-million dollar series debuting on February 13 at 8.30pm, is a dramatisation of the real life Melbourne crime wars of the 1990s and early 2000s. Blending the documented journalistic account from John Silvester and Andrew Rule’s series ...

Underbelly: Bad luck if you’re in Victoria … or …

News in today that a Supreme Court judge has banned Underbelly from being shown on Victoria television. Sucks if you’re in Victoria, so being in Sydney, this isn’t a problem for me. But it’s an exact replica of the Blue Murder situation from 1995, where ongoing trials stopped the show from being aired in NSW ...

Damn Google … or Optus … or something …

It is so incredibly annoying when things don’t work properly. Especially when you don’t even know what it is that’s stopped working. Since at least yesterday morning, my blog posts have gone a bit weird. Can’t get any images to upload properly (missing my wonderful image of the Deschanel sisters from the previous post!), and ...

I’m a big fan of …

These two lovely and talented ladies: I’ve been following Zooey and Emily Deschanel in their work separately, but mostly by accident I found this pic today, and it’s the first time I’ve seen them together. It’s interesting see how similar they are, yet different at the same time. Seen Zooey in more projects, from Almost ...
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