Television Thoughts

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Keeping up my disjointed approach to blogging this week, I wanted to get down some notes on recent television viewing. Somebody asked me what I watched regularly and I didn't have an answer; however, this wasn't strictly true. It's just that I don't sit down to watch things when they…

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TV: Watching Heroes season 3

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Heroes is back. Try to contain your excitement. Despite the anticlimax that was the end of the first season, and the dull hiccup that was the writers' strike-interrupted season two, I'm back watching Heroes again, with the first two episodes on BBC2 and BBC last night. It's nice to be…

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TV: No Heroics

I really want to like No Heroics. I'm the demographic (well, I would be if I was younger, sigh ...): I like comedy and I like comic books. It doesn't require complicated mathematics to work it out. So it is with heavy heart that I write the words, 'It was…

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TV: Lab Rats

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Lab Rats is a new sitcom on BBC2, co-written and starring Chris Addison, a stand-up comedian and Perrier award nominee and actor known for his part in the brilliant political satire The Thick Of It. The show is produced by Armando Iannucci, creator of The Thick Of It, and producer…

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Cartoon Thoughts (Or British TV Needs More Superheroes)

As a fan of superheroes and cartoons, I tend to feel cheated here in the UK. Unless I pay a subscription to Sky or Virgin, I can’t get the cartoon channels, particularly Cartoon Network and its Toonami section. Terrestrial channels occasionally get some cartoons but never the really good ones.…

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TV: Pushing Daisies

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Pushing Daisies is the latest import from the US that has a British woman in one of the lead roles (see also Bionic Woman and The Sarah Conner Chronicles) and which is being shown on ITV (see Bionic Woman and Entourage). However, they are showing it on the main channel,…

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TV Catch-Up: Being Human

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A common theme in these last few posts about my recent television viewing is the odd choice of channel that airs the show. Being Human joins this list because BBC3 is not the home of supernatural drama. Being Human is about two friends who work in menial jobs in a…

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