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July 17, 2011

My radio career starts here (or something)

Posted on July 17, 2011 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

I was on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition last night! Woo! Actually, I was on it last week for all of two sentences but they were good enough apparently to get me back on this week to have another go at talking about the coming season of US TV. If you want to listen to my shiny opinions of The Playboy Club, Pan Am, Castle, Parks & Recreation, Terra Nova, Falling Skies, Wilfred, In Treatment, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and – amazingly – Who's The Boss, fingers crossed the embedded player will let you for the next week at least (don't know if this will work in the US). My bit begins at 2h16mins in or thereabouts and lasts for about 20 minutes.

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July 15, 2011

Review: Alphas 1x1

Posted on July 15, 2011 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Alphas on SyFy

In the US: Mondays, 10/9c, SyFy. Available on SyFy.com

Been missing Heroes? Want something that's almost identical but a bit more average - doesn't quite hit Heroes' heights but doesn't hit its depths?

Then have I the show for you. It's about a group of different people from different backgrounds who have extraordinary abilities. They all come together to help solve crimes and fight a greater evil. They're not very interesting people, but they have some cool super powers and the plotting is actually pretty clever.

I'm sure it'll do… averagely. Here's a trailer.

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July 5, 2011

Review: Necessary Roughness 1x1

Posted on July 5, 2011 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Necessary Roughness

In the US: Wednesdays, 10/9c, USA Network. Available on USANetwork.com

What is the secret of good drama? It's a question that writers have been searching for, ever since the creation of theatre. Everyone from Aristotle onwards has had their own theory.

'A compelling story' is one of the usual requirements: the viewer/reader/audience have to engage with the story and want to know more.

Which, I think, is the biggest problem with Necessary Roughness, in which Callie Thorne of Rescue Me plays a therapist who bumps into Marc Blucas of Buffy fame on a girls' night out. Blucas turns out to be a trainer for a professional football team and after Thorne cures him of his smoking addiction, Blucas thinks she might be able to help him fix the psychological problems that are holding back his team members - including one very expensive ball-dropper in particular.

And while it's all executed well enough, the question that lingers over the whole enterprise is "Why are you telling me this story?"

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