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March 26, 2009

Review: The Apprentice 5x1

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The Apprentice - series 5

In the UK: Wednesdays, 9pm, BBC1

Huh. That's weird.

Normally, it's very easy to burble on about the hate-inducing business slime that puts itself forward to be Sir Alan Sugar's newest puppet in The Apprentice. Well, that's how they appear at first - by the end of the series, you get to quite like some of them.

This year seems different somehow. Okay, there was the requisite bigging-up by everyone at the producers' request at the start, with the usual "there's no joy in taking part, just winning" spiel being spewed out by all and sundry as though they'd had a 100cc injection of pure evil into their veins.

But if you overlooked all that, there was no one truly objectionable. Everyone seems a bit dull. I kind of liked American woman, even if she did seem to say the bleeding obvious a lot; trainee stockbroker was a little annoying; Mona moaned a lot; Phil the geordie seems to be stuck on 'negative' the whole time.

Where's the hate, I ask you?

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March 25, 2009

Review: Party Down 1x1

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Party Down

In the US: Friday, 10.30pm ET/PT, Starz

This 'comedy' has been sitting, waiting for ages to be made. So long has it been waiting to be made, that the original star Paul Rudd has become famous - too famous to appear in it any more - so now he's exec producer.

Which is a shame, because at the moment, here's the tally on the show:

Good things: Lizzy Caplan
Bad things: Everything else

They could have done with two good things.

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March 25, 2009

Series finale: Battlestar Galactica

Posted on March 25, 2009 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

The finale of Battlestar Galactica

Oh my gods, it's over. That's it. The end of Battlestar Galactica. No more episodes. No more Adama, Tigh, Apollo, Starbuck or Cyclons. The journey's over.

Has it been worth the great trek through the stars and what kind of ending did we get?

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