20 07 2008

That’s what I said when I realised the date of my last post. Where did the time go?

I’ll tell you where, concentrating on my (still newish) job, helping my fiancee plan our wedding, emptying my Google reader, doing more photography than ever, and actually watching more TV than there is humanly possible to talk about.

And that segues me neatly in what I logged in to say. I’m calling “Me and the TV” a day. It was a fun ride while it lasted, but over the last few months I’ve discovered that I prefer reading and agreeing with other peoples thoughts on TV far more exhilarating than actually writing about my own thoughts. This was reflected in the length of my posts, and the amount of times I let Youtube do the talking for me. That’s no way to run a blog, in my opinion.

Anywho, I would like to thank every single person that took time out to read an article I posted, watched a show on my recommendation (and then cursed me for not giving them back that hour of their lives), or left a comment on my blog, even if you were putting me to shame with your superior knowledge.

If you found yourself agreeing with me, I have a blog to recommend to you that should go some way to replacing the huge void in your internet life that I clearly haven’t been filling since May.

Televisionary is a blog about TV that I always read and agree with about 99% of the time. They guy who writes it is nice and has helped me out with stuff in the past, which is a rarity in the media industry.

Anyway, let me sign off by telling you that as of 20th July 2008, the finest comedy I ever watched was Arrested Development. The finest drama I ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on was season 4 of The Wire. And I’m ashamed to admit that the finest reality show I ever viewed from behind the sofa was the first season of FOX’s Temptation Island. Although lying in a hotel room in Lisbon, watching “I love New York” on MTV Europe with German subtitles comes a surprisingly close second. Top that list, I dare you.

You can still catch up with what I’m reading on Friendfeed, and as always I’ll keep taking pictures on Flickr, but as far as writing about TV is concerned, take care of yourselves, and each other. Goodnight, and good luck.

Success for Pushing Daisies

13 04 2008

I told quite a few people at work to watch it, and they decided that if it wasn’t good they would blame me blah blah blah…well I hope you all liked it! BBC are reporting that 5.4 million viewers tuned in. While thats a success for a Saturday night drama on ITV1, it was still beaten by accident-fest Casualty on BBC One. In other news, Day was followed rather swiftly by night.

If you weren’t impressed and you are wondering whether to give the show a second chance or go out next Saturday, next week there is a scene with Kristin Chenoweth singing that is worth the entrance fee alone. If TV had an entrance fee. Which it should. Keep those hoodies away…

New year, new design

10 01 2008

I decided to spice up the site with a new design, complete with a trendy Banksy image as a header. Hopefully, I won’t get bored of it  as quickly as I did of the old layout.

This week..

30 09 2007

This is a picture of my desktop. We bought this laptop for the sole purpose of downloading and browsing, and the unwatched TV is building up. I started my new job last week, and I have realised that this Monday-Friday 9-5 is going to seriously eat into my TV time. Also, in living with my fiancee, I find myself watching more shows that she is interested in, which leaves me wondering how 24 wil go down in January (that is of course, if Keifer isn’t in prison by then).

And to add to that,  of everything I’ve watched so far, I haven’t found a show that I can honestly say I’ll be following this time next year. Hopefully the 2nd episode of Pushing Daisies and Chuck will make a fan out of me. More to come on my online TV shenanigans in a bit.

On the eve of the new season..

23 09 2007

… I pledge to only watch the best shows out there. The way I pick up shows that refuse to die, I just can’t afford to add much more to my creaking plate. Last week I watched two new shows, Back To You and Gossip Girl, and I liked them both. But I can’t follow them all season!! Along with Heroes, Prison Break, 30 Rock, Weeds, Curb and Scrubs, new shows I will definitely be catching are Pushing Daisies, Chuck and the one about the girl who has lost her memory that used to be called Sam I Am, starring the Applegate girl from Married With Children. I could look up the new title, but writing that was far more fun.

Tonight is animation night, so I will be checking out the season premieres of The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad. They better be funny or else… I’ll continue to watch them all year and curse their lack of mirth. Take that!!


14 09 2007

This is like torture… I just want the new season to start, so I have something to write about! The pilots for Journeyman and Life are out in the wild, I haven’t got around to watching them though. I did manage to catch the opening few minutes of the pilot of Californication yesterday, and if you’ve seen it yourself you will know that it was more than enough to make me come back for more at some point, and not delete it from my hard drive as I was intending.

More in preparation for the new season than anything, here is another article about downloading your favourite shows to watch when you want, an idiot-proof guide if you will. Click here for satisfaction of a non-sexual nature. Here is a random quote:-

According to a report published in 2006, “Australians are responsible for 15.6 percent of all online TV piracy, bested only by Britain, which accounts for 38.4 percent. The US lags behind in third position at 7.3 percent.”

Wow, it really makes you think. How can we get this stuff to international markets faster… hmmm.


31 08 2007

I just deleted so many drafted posts. Everything from 30 Rock’s Emmy noms, to Pushing Daisies making me happy, to Channel 4 cutting £10 million from their acquisitions budget, I managed to *not* cover quite a lot this past few months. The irony is, I wrote a much longer post than this about what was cut, and it just got lost while publishing. Which is a shame.

Anywho, this is a fresh start, and a slight change to the blog. I’ve been saying to my other half how people don’t really want to read reviews of shows they just watched, or reviews of shows they haven’t watched, but might. So thats out. I’ll just tell you people what I watched, and what I like, and what deserves to be on in the UK, and where I think it would work.

The other half of my new job is dealing with different digital platforms, so I’ll also be looking into the best ways to get the shows you want from the web, preferably for free. Joost is something I will be looking at quite closely. I went to a boring conference and that was the platform that interested people the most, and seemed like a viable money maker. Look at me, sounding all corporate! Anyway, have a good weekend. I’m off to embed some Youtube clips!