Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Week in Entertainment

DVD: Sherlock, Season 2. They do the biggies (Irene Adler, the Hound, the Reichenbach Falls) and they do them well. Your heart will ache for John in the last one... The Alec Guiness Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Interesting how logistics changes things. In the novel, Jim is in Czechoslovakia and Rickie is in Hong Kong. In this, Rickie is in Lisbon. In the recent movie, Jim was in Hungary and Rickie in Istanbul... I wonder if the absolute necessity for The Honourable Schoolboy to be in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia is why it's never been filmed. I'm not certain that seeing the interview in Delhi with Karla instead of hearing it (Gary Oldman killed in that scene in the movie) was wise, but I did get a kick out of seeing Patrick Stewart play Karla. The Sarah Jane Adventures season 4. I will miss this show... I do miss Sarah Jane. But it was great to see Jo Grant again, and hear a bit about old companions (Tegan fighting for aboriginal rights, and Ian and Barbara professors at Cambridge (never aged since the 60s!)). Smiley's People - odd; they got the same guy to play Lacon, and of course Guiness again - and the same type for Connie, anyway. But Guillam was played by a guy who didn't look anything at all like the original. It was disconcerting at first; they should have (imo, anyway) written a new character in; it's not like Smiley wouldn't have had other allies. Otherwise, quite good.

TV: Once Upon a Time - nice reference to "Space Paranoids"! But what the heck happened to Catherine? I suppose we'll find out... Downton Abbey, too bad about Nigel Havers being a cad. And seriously, how many obstacles are they going to throw in the way of Anna and Bates? It's ridiculous. A rather nice animated Hellboy - with Perlman, del Toro, et al. The Middle was cute and Modern Family absolutely cracked me up.

Read: Another short by Scalzi, "An Election", which was very enjoyable. Before the Poison by Peter Robinson, atypical but interesting enough. I wasn't really caught by the main character, but the puzzle was good.



At 10:57 AM, February 28, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

You skipped "The Mentalist"? Patrick has another encounter with Malcolm McDowell's character, the cult leader, with a surprising twist.

At 7:15 PM, February 28, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Damn. I thought that was going to be on this week; my DVR didn't record it! (I can't stay up that late on weeknights...)

I'll have to track it down on line. I hope I can find it, since CBS is ... annoying about it. They don't have it on their site, they don't do On Demand ... (and this is why some people steal video, guys).

At 12:59 PM, February 29, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Don't worry, it'll be rerun at least(!) once between now and next season. And it'll be all the more welcome during that fallow period of TV viewing.

At 9:28 PM, March 03, 2012 Anonymous Adrian Morgan had this to say...

I missed the 2nd episode of Sherlock, but enjoyed #1 and #3.

The reason I missed Sherlock #2 (the Hound episode) is that I was in Canberra for a few days. Did lots of things, details on the blog. (Hope you approve of the parrot photos from the walk-in avery.)

The Mentalist has not been screened on Australian TV for ages. (Since the end of last season? I can't remember.)

At 9:24 PM, March 23, 2012 Anonymous buddy2blogger had this to say...

Thanks for the post about Season 2 of BBC Sherlock. I am yet to watch it and have to wait till May :(

Still, your post has raised my expectations for the series!



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