Tuesday, January 17, 2006

More TV wittering...

...because apparently I have no life.

So, firstly, full marks must go to Foyle's War for having Grumpy Farmer With Shotgun (TM) actually shout "gerrof moi land" at someone.

Sadly disappointed with Balderdash and Piffle, predominantly because Victoria Coren proves to be intensely irritating, but also because vast amounts of time are devoted to not actually discovering anything. Occasionally they throw in a snippet of very interesting information, but appear to be doing their best to hide it under pointless waffling and posturing. (Ooh, ooh, and why, on the 'P' programme, did they not cover Piffle? Gah.)

Found Help Yourself with Angus Deaton surprisingly funny - was fully expecting it to be too dreadful to watch, and to turn off after a few minutes, but the combination of Angus, the video captions and the sheer appallingness of the self-improvement videos (strangely, all American...) was bizarrely compelling.

Lastly, hurrah for the re-run of Due South just started on ITV3 (for anyone that reads Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books, I have long imagined her cousin Vinny as Ray from Due South).


At 9:43 pm , Blogger Who is this Dave? said...

ITV3? Fancy Southerners.

At 10:28 pm , Blogger Matt said...

I can see what you mean with Ray.
Although for some reason I think a cross between him and possibly danny de vito.

I saw a bit of BAP (as i think it should now be referred to) and was glad to find that the chap who voices the ads doesn't seem to be involved as he irritates the hell out of me on things like newsnight.

but yes, a bit too light on the actual word derivations and stuff.

At 10:22 am , Blogger Who is this Dave? said...

As a matter of courtesy, I am just warning you that your name gets mentioned (twice) on my blog today. I also offer you a role in B7.


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