December 29th, 2006

dread

Never Mind the Full Stops

Just watched this for the first time, on BBC4. Xmas special. Overall impressions were:
1. Not really either interesting or amusing enough for a second try.
2. Especially since Julian Fellowes is an immensely annoying host who won't shut the fuck up.

Bah.
dread

Return of the Hero

Also on BBC4. My telly guide said, "One-off documentary exploring the reinvention of the adventure book in the 21st Century." This had me thinking of the book equivalent of, say, Raiders and The Mummy. However, the opening ten seconds made it clear that they were talking about Books For Boys. (Because, apparently, girls don't like that kind of thing. And besides, girls are yucky, etc.)

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Interesting, but flawed.