Random things that have caught my attention this week….
Disappointed to discover that Auntie Beeb has pulled the plug on Survivors. It seems yet again that genre TV has had another kick in the teeth. The thing that annoys me most is that the second series ended on a fucking cliffhanger of all things.
Sci-Fi has become SyFy. God that makes me feel unclean just typing it. Some smart arse exec somewhere has decided that a perfectly acceptable channel name wasn’t sexy enough so a rebrand was in order. C’mon though SyFy. Sounds a bit wanky don’t you think. I’ve also noticed that they seem to be moving away from just sci-fi programming. In the US of States they have started showing wrestling. FFS I don’t have a problem with wrestling but on a science fiction channel?
On the plus side the new series of V started, after only 4 months of delay. Some of us did spot you were advertising it for January SyFy! No Marc Singer or Michael Ironside though.
I went to the cinema yesterday. I saw Cemetery Junction. Much as I wanted to not enjoy it (Gervais gets on my tits a bit) I couldn’t. It’s a good film and I would recommend you go see it. Perfectly captures the 70s. Breaking from tradition I purchased a bag of Haribo.While I was waiting for the film to start I read the ingredients. Have you ever read the ingredients on a packet of Haribo? Well have you? Some of the highlights include – beeswax, hibiscus and nettle. I kid you not. I still crave them mind you.
Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland erupted this week and has thrown air travel in Europe into utter chaos. Just goes to show that nature is ever unpredictable. I sort of like that. Should make us all more aware that we are but passengers on this little planet. That and volcanoes look really cool.
Till next time
Pyroclastic Cheesecake bids you farewell.
Finally I have some time to sit down and finish my review of the stuff I’ve enjoyed this year.
What’s caught my eye on the goggle box in the last twelve months. Well Being Human was fantastic. I loved to see new genre TV being successful. Set in Bristol as well, who’d of thunk it? New series in the new year!
Torchwood : Children of Earth was pretty good as well. Changing the format from weekly to over just one week was an interesting move.
Stargate Universe is still a bit of an unknown quantity. Much like the other Stargate spinoff Atlantis I think this needs a bit of time to get into it’s groove. Atlantis got there and I am sure Universe will too.
Sanctuary continues to provide fun stories. I think this show has unlimited potential. It’s a damn shame it is relegated to ITV4 in the UK though. TV execs can be fucking dumb sometimes.
Smallville continues to be the sci-fi equivalent of a cockroach. Personally I think I would like to see a big finish and then we can all move on.
Lost slowly but surely drags itself toward some sort of conclusion. I’ll be buggered if I know what it is though. Yet still I watch…
So there you have it. My mini review of the year. I think I will soon write up my thoughts about what’s due in 2010.
Until that time have a good Xmas and a happy New Year. I’ll be back soon for more online nonsense.
A very quick list of stuff only I seem to remember. Whenever I bring them up people just stare blankly at me
- The New Shmoo – WTF! Is this some sort of crazy sperm with legs or what?
- Watoo Watoo – A bird from outer space…I kid you not.
- Ludwig – A crystal egg with robotic arms and legs. Good grief I need to go lay down for a bit.
As ever I have been pondering the mysteries of the universe and as ever I got distracted by the evil telly box in the corner of the living room. On any given night there is some fine viewing options that warrant your attention dear reader. In no particular order I’ll give you a run down of some that I consider highlights. Now I could wax lyrical about the ‘boob tube’ (as our American cousins call it) till the cows come home but I am going to set myself some strict limits. I am only going have entries on the list that are currently being broadcast.
- Being Human – Best British series of the moment bar none (I’m looking at you Dr Who). A vampire, a ghost and a werewolf sharing a house. Funny, creepy, sad and moving all in one go. I was fortunate to see the pilot episode last year on BBC3 and I think that the series has continued in the same vein (excuse the pun) and is starting to develop into something which is constantly gripping to watch.
- Lost – Ok so it confusing. Every episode leaves us with more unanswered questions than answers but we all keep coming back for more don’t we? It’s always nice to see Jim Robinson continuing to get work.
- Hustle – Adrian Lester back where he belongs in series 5. On yer bike Marc Warren (your in everything else anyway!). I read this morning that there will be a series 6 coming soon. Good times.
- Demons – Not bad for a first series. I think it has a way to go yet but bring it back ITV and we’ll give it a chance. Put it this way. No worse than Primeval and that’s coming back for a third series. Oh I just spotted two Glenisters on one list… crazy!
- Battlestar Galactica – Consider the 70’s version of this show and then compare it against what we get now. Insightful political drama, action by the bucketload and more twists and turns than a man trapped in an automatic pretzel making machine….hmmm pretzels
- 24 – 7 years in and The Jack Bauer Power Hour still going strong. Lets be honest though Jack’s a bit of a fucking jinx isn’t he. Whenever he shows up things invariably explode. If I did that at work they wouldn’t let me in the office.
- A Town called Eureka – Fun show. bit less heavy going than some of the other genre TV on the list but that ain’t a bad thing.
Ok so I might have cheated a little. I know Hustle and Demons have just finished their respective series runs but they were both worth including and like I have said before My Blog My Rules.
Well do you agree or not? Answers on a postcard. Oh and for those that took part last time I have created a new poll. TV related so as to be in keeping with the theme of this twaddle.