Saturday, March 24, 2007
Wot I bin watchin on da box
The usual ABC dross. News, 7.30 Report, The Bill, Australian Story, Catalyst, Foreign Correspondent, Gardening Australia (odd, since I don't have one), Collectors (don't have old stuff anymore, except the b/f), never miss Media Watch (usually watch it on the PC) and Stateline. I have broken my New Years resolution and missed Landline a couple of times.
R corrupts to me to commercial TV, with All Saints, Greys Anatomy, Seven's six o'clock news and Today Tonight. I still refuse to watch Ugly Betty. I corrupted myself by becoming hooked on Desperate Housewives. I just love it. I want to marry Gabrielle and have Bree as my mother.
R also likes a show called Deal or No Deal. I have seen it many times and I still don't understand how it works. Bring back Graham, Noeline, Noel and Ugly Dave in Blankety Blanks please. Not that I watched that often.
This is only meaningful to those who are devoted to ABC tv and radio. Weekend news and Stateline presenter Kathy Bolan is great on tv. She was awful when she was on radio. Sounded so harsh. Whereas I don't like Ali Moore much on Lateline Business, she was fabulous when she filled in on ABC Melbourne radio.
Quite a few years ago, at home alone, I watched Cape Fear, the nineties remake. It was the most edge of my seat movie I have ever seen. (The Birds was a contender, as was The Exorcist)
Most tv shows don't do that for me, but Spooks from the BBC certainly does. You cannot sit at your pc futzing and watch it, you must just sit and watch it and concentrate. It is gripping. Interestingly, from vague memory, filming of this series we are now seeing was wrapped up a day near the day of the London bombings. It was held for a while and then the terrorists were changed from Muslims to Jews.
I never watch daytime tv, although I break this rule for something I have taped and R does not want to watch it. I catch an occasional bit of daytime tv when a tape is rewinding, such as Judge Judy. What a harriden she is.
I suppose the implausibly name Rupert Penry-Jones (pictured) is the star of Spooks. He is hot as. Perhaps I could have a threesome with him and Gabrielle? Maybe I will just watch.