Review of the Year

1 01 2008

Well this is the start of a long and arduous post covering the last 12 months in British TV. Twas a fine morn on the 1st January 2006 when I settled down to watch Superman 2: Electric Boogaloo and came upon Celebrity Big Brother promos… Oooo, I wonder if that lovable rogue Jade Goody will be in it this year I said to myself

I have no business reviewing the year in Television when there is absolutely nothing I can add to Charlie Brookers commentary. Watch the Screenwipe recap of 2007 in three parts here, here aaaaand finally here. Even if you find him patronising and can’t stomach someone telling you about your own TV habits, settle down with a bovril and give it 28 minutes of your time… just this once.

Oh and check out the tribute to Ronnie Hazlehurst at the end of the show after the jump. The composer died earlier this year, if you grew up on British Telly in the 80’s, you know his work. This is the guy from Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace and The IT Crowd covering the theme tune to Ronnie Corbett’s Sorry. And if that last sentence was too much of a mouthful for you… thats what she said. Merry New Year everyone!

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The Sopranos S06E21 – Made in America

11 06 2007

Judging by the reaction of the internet, I am in the absolute minority, but on second and third viewing, the end met my expectations and played out very much like the rest of the final season, or even the whole series. If you are peeved, and want an explanation of the final scene, read a succinct recapping below. No fuss no muss, what it really meant. SPOILERS BELOW>>>
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Video of the Week – Sopranos Recap

31 03 2007

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, a highlight of the week in the style of Harry Hill’s TV Burp, but it could be anything from the world of online video to traditional televisual fare. Although knowing me, ‘Video of the Week’ will quickly degenerate into a propaganda campaign designed to make you watch Arrested Development.

This week I have a truly wonderful clip that I have now added to the list of “Best things I’ve seen on Youtube”. It’s a recap of six seasons of Sopranos, leading into the final 9 episodes starting April 8 on HBO. No word on when it starts on E4/C4. The montage covers everything, and if you watch it enough times and pay close enough attention you needn’t spend close to £60 each on the boxsets at your local DVD emporium. Watch it after the jump, and pay particular attention between 3:21 and 3:23 😉

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