The Beeb's just unveiled its Autumn drama showreels, which includes snippets of Criminal Justic,Emma, Framed, Garrow's Law, Material Girl, Paradox and Small Island, which I've embedded above (UK only – take that Hulu users!).
Oh yes, it also includes clips from Spooks with Richard Armitage and Doctor Who with David Tennant, who some of you quite like, I hear.
Let's play a game: guess the TV series. I give you some clues, you have to guess the show.
Clue 1: A top-secret government organisation has a mission to capture strange artefacts
What do you reckon? Torchwood?
Okay. Clue 2: Two government agents - one intuitive male, one rational and methodical female - investigate the paranormal
Hmm. The X-Files?
Clue 3: A man and a woman, together with an older guy, have to store away dangerous supernatural objects to protect the world.
Friday The 13th: The Series?
No, in fact, all the clues were for the same show: Warehouse 13, SyFy's new "'The X-Files meets Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Moonlighting' meets Torchwood meets Friday The 13th meets Eureka meets The Dresden Files meets The Middleman" series.
Do I need to mention it's a little bit derivative?
10 Things I Hate About You was a teen comedy in 1999 that had two distinct advantages over other teen comedies: it was smart and it had a great cast, including Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Allison Janney, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Krumholtz. Based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and set in Padua (High School), it depicted the various attempts - some fair, some foul - by boys of the school to woo the two sisters, Bianca and Kat.
Ten years on, ABC Family have tried to recreate the magic of the movie in a TV series, by dragging in its original director and most of the script. It's not a bad try, but it's just not all that.
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.