Previously, on “Me and the TV”

3 07 2007

“Where is he?”

“I don’t know… but I hope he comes back!”

“Look, there he is!!”

And now, Me and the TV continues…..

Thats right, I’m back from the land of the rising sun. You can check out my Flickr here, I should have all the Japan pics up by sometime next week.

Since I came back I’ve watched a little TV, tried a little superfast catch up. I watched the first ep of Flight of the Conchords, and I was left underwhelmed. Because the girl from Peep Show was in it (Rachael Blanchard?), I could only draw unvfavourable comparisons with that superior comedy, however much “Flight” had some original ideas… and funny accents.

I’ve been following John from Cincinnati (about to watch one now actually), and it’s still a bit weird. Al from Married with Children can resurrect creatures from the dead? And whats with the crazy landlord guy? This may be a first, but I cannot give you a definitive on whether this program is good or stupid, but I can’t imagine being compelled to tune in again if I led a hectic life and was pushed for time.

Now let me talk about Studio 60 for 20 words or less. I watched the series finale last night, what a crock of sh*t! I am embarrassed that I recommended this show to everyone I know, it turned into some touchy-feely moral war drama in the last 4 episodes, with blatant swipes at conservatives everywhere, even resorting to name calling with President Bush. Awful turn of events, just awful. It actually led my fiancee to swear out loud, and she may be the most polite human being in W9.

Finally, I am clawing my way through summer Fox comedy, The Loop. This comedy has very little humour in it, other than a character who mostly appears in the lift as an obnoxious fast talking airline exec. Whoever is writing this guys lines deserves a raise. and a promotion off this doomed show. anyway, thats my catch up.

To find out what I was really doing in Japan the past 9 days, watch the video after the jump. Yes, that may look like Kanye West, and those may well look like scenes from Akira, but I assure you that is me and all that stuff actually happened. Enjoy..

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Peep Show S04E06

19 05 2007

“Am I actually going to piss on the church?”. I’m going to post my “favourite TV moments of the season” towards the end of the coming week, but that line may well be a winner in the “lines that made you sit up and think ‘can they say that?'” category (wow, a lot of inverted commas in that sentence).

I can’t decide if this, the last episode in the fourth series of Peep Show, was the best but it certainly had me laughing hard. Jez pissing himself because Mark told him to, Sophie crying out the altar, Superhands apologising for sexually assaulting Nancy, there were so many memorable moments.

If you missed it, you can catch it for the next week on 4 on Demand (or to your right in the sidebar), and watch a clip *that contains strong language* from the episode after the jump.

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What I’m watching tonight…

20 04 2007

Peep Show – Last week was funny, but I want the boys back in the flat, I want to laugh at Mark’s boss, I want to see Jez lusting after Big Suze, and all done very awkwardly. I’m amazed the format hasn’t been bought by 20th Century fox yet.

Scrubs – This season has been largely ignored by critics and fans alike, but it has produced some gems. However I think the flashbacks and dream sequences are becoming more “Family Guy-esque” though, which isn’t always a good thing.

Peep Show Series 4

12 04 2007

As a Brit, this is a comedy to be proud of in 2007. So original and funny, and made with a great deal of effort and a painstaking attention to detail. If you are reading this from anywhere other than the UK, you will probably recognise the two main characters from the UK versions of the “Get a mac” ads. Rather than me explain the premise of this show to you, I’ve decided to bend my copyright rules and show you the last episode of Season , just to give you an idea of what to expect when Peep Show returns this Friday on Channel 4. see, some shows can make it past 12 episodes and still be funny. You just need to make the effort! watch the video after the jump, and check out the three season recap on my vodpod.

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The Ruvvies 2006

1 01 2007

Thats right, the most important awards of the year are back! Pioneered on my old blog, they used to be about excellence in all fields, but really they are just a way of drawing your attention to some stuff I liked this year. On TV of course. Read the rest of this entry »