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Archive for January 2009

Talkin’ bout my generation…Skins 3.2 (‘Cook’)

January 31, 2009

‘Skins’ is back with a new series, and, as you probably know, a whole new generation of dysfunctional teens. Unfortunately, as last night’s episode demonstrated, the show’s writers have definitely gone ‘off the rails’, much like their eponymous hero Cook. First, I’d like to admit that I really enjoyed series 1 and 2. Sure, they […]

Why do we even try? – Being Human 1.1

January 26, 2009

‘Why do we even try?’ cries George, a hospital porter who also happens to be a werewolf to his best friend Mitchell, who just happens to be a vampire. Why do we even try to be human? Such is the essential question raised by Toby Whithouse’s ‘Being Human’, which started its full series last night. […]

Break out the chip and dip! It’s back!

January 25, 2009

Fantastic news! The stunningly gorgeous ‘Mad Men’ is back on BBC4 on 10 February! Season 2 aired in the States several months ago, but I’ve been a good girl and decided to wait for it to arrive here rather than jumping the gun. This is partly because I loved the first series so much that […]

It’s Oscar time again!

January 22, 2009

The 2009 Oscar nominees have been announced: Best picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader Slumdog Millionaire Best Director David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Ron Howard, Frost/Nixon Gus van Sant, Milk Stephen Daldry, The Reader Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire Best supporting actress Amy Adams, Doubt Penélope Cruz, Vicky […]

Putting the Oar in…

January 19, 2009

For the last few months I have been following with interest news of Ronald D. Moore’s next sci-fi programme, ‘Virtuality’. Moore is, as any sci-fi fan worth their salt will know, the power behind ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and a veteran of the Star Trek franchise, having cut his teeth on ‘Next Gen’ and contributed to ‘DS9’. […]