Eclipse

Okay, so for those of you who have been wise enough to avoid all the Twilight nonsense, here is a […]

this is going to be the most significant televisual event since Quantum Leap

My weekend; terrible rugby. No Grand Slam this year for us. But the telly watching was good, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, you need to watch it.

Come at the king, you best not miss.

On the face of it, it’s a show about police and drug dealers in contemporary Baltimore – but that’s a woefully simplistic description. Stick with it, and by the time you get to season four you’ll realise that when co-creator David Simon describes it as a “treatise on the death of America”, it’s not empty hyperbole. By some margin, this is the most ambitious, complex drama serial ever created.

Rome 2.10 De Parte Vostro

The final episode. I’m going to miss Lamb and Chicken, and even scheming Caesar/Octavian, not to mention bitch-Atia and all […]

Rome 2.01 Passover

Rome returns.:”(Yay!)”: Starting up just where last season left off, with the death of Caesar:”(poor old Julius.)”:. Cue plenty of threats and plenty of political scrambling as the implications become clear. Honesty didn’t Servilia even think about the aftermath? I guess not, too tied up in the “jealous scorned woman role”. Anthony isn’t best pleased, as you might suppose. Especially when that dog Quintus and his posse try to kill him. He escapes, and ends up in Atia’s house making plans to escape to the North, and of course then return in order to eat the livers of his enemies:”(Maybe he said that later, Im not quite sure, but the threat stands either way)”:. Don’t you just love Anthony’s threats:”(and just Anthony in general. Complete and utter bastard, yes, but still.)”:?

Boy Eats Girl

You know the old story; Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl. Something gets in the way of […]

Persuasion [based on the book]

Despite the fact that I took a course on Jane Austen at college[1] I’ve never actually read Persuasion so when […]

Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn’it, ay? Beautiful plumage!

I’m away tomorrow, so happy thanksgiving to all you Americans. I’ll be away Friday too. May be back on Sunday. […]

Rome – Season 1

it has been four hundred years since the founding of the Republic, and in that time Rome has grown into […]

I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.

I’m pretty sure that the whole world and its mother have posted about Steve Irwin. But, still. Poor old Terri, […]

Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude (denn sie kommt von Herzen)

I’m not a big fan of reality tv. I’ve never watched more than 1 episode of any of the seasons […]

Of course… they all have lovely bottoms!

That’s right folks, it’s time to once more avoid all contact with RTE as the Rose of Tralee takes centre […]