Life. TV. Etc.

I’ve just had a week off. This might not sound very exciting in the grand scheme of things, but it was. It was exciting because I’m a freelance journalist and that means I often find myself working every day of the week, so having seven straight days with nothing to do was just bliss. Of course, being that I’m freelance, it was also accompanied by a worrying “Oh crap!” feeling, because I wasn’t earning any money. However, this morning, within 45 minutes of each other, I was commissioned to write two huge features, and so all is well with the world again! Phew. That was a close one…

(I can’t say I did much during those seven days off, mind you. I pretty much settled on my sofa on Day One and stayed there. When I veg, I veg.)

So what’s happened since I last blogged? Well, Battlestar Galactica ended, but I’m not mentioning anything about the final episode here because I know so many people who still haven’t seen it. Spoilers are eeeevil, guys. But I will say that I loved it, and I cried, but that’s not really saying much because that show made me cry every week anyway. I am such a bloody wuss. And the same can be said of Supernatural: I cried buckets at last week’s episode. Which is odd, really, because between them they’re a sci-fi show and a horror series, and you wouldn’t expect such a large amount of salty goodness to come from either of them.

…um, I didn’t mean that to sound rude. Honest.

I’ve also discovered the joys of Being Human. Being a fanatical follower of American television, I often overlook current British shows (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Top Gear and The IT Crowd aside), so it wasn’t until this week that I sat my ass down and watched it. All I can say now is: what took me so long? So funny! So warm! So witty! I even enjoy all the Somerset accents sported by the extras – it reminds me of when I lived in Bath. Awwww. I have so much love for this show, it’s unreal… and what with this and my recent infatuation with Merlin, I think I should make a point of actually watching new British shows when they first air from now onwards. Oops.

And finally: tonight I watched The Fall. It was exquisite. Buy it, rent it, I don’t care: just watch it. Lawrence Of Arabia aside, it’s without a doubt the most beautiful movie I’ve ever seen.


Don’t believe me? Check out these stills…





I could go on, but I’ll just gush. And you really don’t want to see that. You’ve had enough of my salty goodness for one post.



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2 responses to “Life. TV. Etc.

  1. …hmmm, we might look out for “The Fall”.
    Talking about movies with beautifull images, have you seen the 2002 Zhang Yimou film “Hero”, starring a.o. Jet Li, Maggie Cheung (hmmmm, Maggie Cheung….) and Zhang Ziyi?
    It has wonderfull cinematography, with incredible colours, beautifull vista’s, and incredible showpieces. There is an amazing sword fight between Maggie Cheung (hmmm, Maggie Cheung…) and Zhang Ziyi in a whirlwind of autumnleaves, and an imaginary sword fight on and above (!) a lake that took my breath away!
    I vividly remember after I left the cinema, that I wished I could frame some of the things I’ve seen….
    Anyway, I loved it….

  2. Lerxst

    All I will say on BSG (having read the wikiguides :-P) is that I’m glad they didn’t screw up the ending. There, that’s not a spoiler is it?

    Don’t know why – maybe the primary colours – but there’s something about those stills from The Fall that made me think of Killer Tongue. I’m not entirely sure if that’s a good thing.

    (Btw, the problem with salty goodness is it raises the blood pressure…..)

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