March 29th, 2008

mini ianto and the coffee agenda

Telly (mostly Torchwood)

The spoilers I read after the BBC3 airing pretty much nailed the ep, which is actually slightly surprising, but I'm still going to wibble a bit at you.

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Speaking of next week, am I reading the schedules right that the first airing of ep 13 is 8pm on BBC2 next Friday? Pre-watershed is interesting. Collapse )

Also, is anyone watching Dirty Sexy Money? I really can't work out what to make of it. It feels like a Frasier-like farce, with misunderstanding piling up on misunderstanding until you have situations that make complete sense in terms of what's gone before but are also intrinsically hilarious, except that it keeps seeming to want to take itself quite seriously and I end up alternating between laughing uproariously and feeling all uncomfortable. It also reminds me a lot of the bestest book ever What A Carve Up by Jonathan Coe, with the exploration of a rich family that embodies all the various ills of society (present-day America in DSM's case, Thatcherite Britain in What A Carve Up) through an outsider figure who becomes embroiled in their affairs.

And is the definitive word on the FNP Tennant-meet-your-smutfic thing that they'd cobbled together their own parody? I can see why they would but it's a pity if so.

Still haven't seen Ashes to Ashes. Am downloading the iPlayer client now so I can download the whole thing and then watch it non-jerkily.