Happy seventh birthday to The Medium Is Not Enough

A birthday cakeHappy Birthday, The Medium is Not Enough. Yes, seven years ago (whimper), this blog emerged into the light of the Internet with its first two posts: previews of Prison Break, the not-unpopular Supernatural and the still-unseen Global Frequency; and tedious cruft about The Omega Factor (which I ended up writing a review of after all when I got stuck for a Lost Gem).

The thank you list to all the commenters has now grown so long it’s actually impossible for me to thank you all individually, but an especially big thank you to the regulars Toby, Rullsenberg, SK, Bob the Skutter, Aaron, Mark Carroll, Stuart Ian Burns, Robin Parker, Adam Bowie, benjitek, TheReader76, Craig Grannell and the other David, as well as a big “Welcome aboard” to all the new commenters who joined in this year. Without you, I’d have given up long ago.

As always, it’s time to do some market research: if you have any suggestions for what else you might like to see on the blog, please let me know below. Please don’t ask me to watch more British TV though.

Have a nice week (and, indeed, year),

MediumRob

  • Julia Williams

    Happy Bloggy Birthday, ROB!! I'm sorry I've been such a lousy commenter this year. Just don't have enough time at the minute…

    But I still enjoy reading all your posts & love looking at Mr T. Obviously.x

  • Mark Carroll

    Thank you! You are good at finding us shows to watch and not to watch. Your blog is actually one of only two that I think worth a check at least daily.

  • Electric Dragon

    Happy blogsday. A shame it's a sad day for other reasons.

  • Lisa Rullsenberg

    I'll second that! Still luv ya Rob for all that you do. And sorry that British TV isn't doing it for you. We seem mostly to have been watching documentaries – Grayson Perry, The Secret History of our Streets etc – and really loving those.

  • Lisa Rullsenberg

    I'll second that! Still luv ya Rob for all that you do. And sorry that British TV isn't doing it for you. We seem mostly to have been watching documentaries – Grayson Perry, The Secret History of our Streets etc – and really loving those.

  • Toby O'Brien

    ??????? ????? blog! I don't know how many of those seven years I've been visiting, but I can't imagine a day going by without me checking out the site – even when you tell us you won't be there! (Oh, by the way – damn you, BT!) All the best and I hope you never tire of it!

  • Toby O'Brien

    ??????? ????? blog! I don't know how many of those seven years I've been visiting, but I can't imagine a day going by without me checking out the site – even when you tell us you won't be there! (Oh, by the way – damn you, BT!) All the best and I hope you never tire of it!

  • Toby O'Brien

    ??????? ????? blog! I don't know how many of those seven years I've been visiting, but I can't imagine a day going by without me checking out the site – even when you tell us you won't be there! (Oh, by the way – damn you, BT!) All the best and I hope you never tire of it!

  • SK

    And it's happy birthday from me. Still a little sad at the lack of captions: I wonder if it was simply Tennant people were tiring of, but the continued popularity of the pictures suggests that it was merely the very act of captioning.

    British TV isn't exactly going through a golden period, is it? It's come to something when the Canadians are doing more interesting stuff.

  • SK

    And it's happy birthday from me. Still a little sad at the lack of captions: I wonder if it was simply Tennant people were tiring of, but the continued popularity of the pictures suggests that it was merely the very act of captioning.

    British TV isn't exactly going through a golden period, is it? It's come to something when the Canadians are doing more interesting stuff.

  • Lisa Rullsenberg

    Yeah, I was sorry to lose the Tennant captioning but I think that was possibly more the vagaries of the move from blogging to Twitter/FB by ye general population. I'm still writin the captions in my head! 🙂

  • Lisa Rullsenberg

    Yeah, I was sorry to lose the Tennant captioning but I think that was possibly more the vagaries of the move from blogging to Twitter/FB by ye general population. I'm still writin the captions in my head! 🙂

  • bob

    Thanks for keeping up this great blog. Without it, I wouldn't know anything about non-US non-UK tv. Keep up your internation telly watching!

  • I'll try!

  • I'll try!

  • Yes, I'm hoping that it's a general move away from commenting on blogs by people that's caused both the demise of Sitting Tennant and the general lack of commenting around here. I do feel a bit like I'm shouting into the void at the moment…

  • Yes, I'm hoping that it's a general move away from commenting on blogs by people that's caused both the demise of Sitting Tennant and the general lack of commenting around here. I do feel a bit like I'm shouting into the void at the moment…

  • Canada has been improving for a while, British TV has been declining for a while – it was only a matter of time before the two overlapped.

  • Thanks everyone!

  • The other David

    This may be a little late in coming, but, Rob, tmisne (as I call it — I tried 'tmine', but the 'is' of the title just kept creeping back it) is my go-to place for TV news and reviews. Congratulations on seven years and here's to another seventy! 🙂

  • That's weird, I thought I'd posted a 'Happy Birthday!' message but it doesn't appear to be here. So erm… Happy Birthday!

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