Posted on October 6, 2007 | |
In the US: Thursdays, 9/8c, The CW
In the UK: ITV2 at some point
Characters re-cast: 0
Major characters gotten rid of: 0
Major new characters: 1-2
Format change percentage: 5%
Number of souls sold: 1
The pretty-boy ghost hunters are back. After doing some bad things and some stupid things that can't be talked about until ITV2 finishes showing the second season, they're back on the road hunting all sorts of nasty demons again.
If this first episode of the third season is anything to go on, things are going to be a whole lot grimmer this season, interspersed with just a little bit of humour.
Let's talk about it after the break. Not you though, ITV2 viewers. I've put salt outside the door - you'll have to wait.
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Posted on October 5, 2007 | |
In the UK: Thursdays, 9.30pm, BBC2
In the US: Not yet acquired
Peter Serafinowicz has been quietly lurking, almost invisibly, within many of the good British comedy shows and movies of the last decade. He's been in Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Look Around You, Little Britain, I'm Alan Partridge, Black Books and more. He's also king of the voiceover: you may remember him from such shows as South Park, The IT Crowd and Hippies, as well as, most famously, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, in which he played the voice – but not the body – of Darth Maul.
Despite this, he doesn't get the name-check recognition of the likes of Simon Pegg, Matt Lucas et al. Is this about to change, now he's got his own show, thanks to the all-powerful YouTube?
Er, maybe. Or, at the very least, more people will try to pronounce his name…
Continue reading "Review: The Peter Serafinowicz Show 1.1"
Posted on October 4, 2007 | |
Once upon a time, I imagine this was a cracking idea. Something like The Smoking Room or Phone Booth. "Imagine a low-budget comedy set entirely in a car being driven down the freeway by a bunch of guys in a car pool," the idea probably went. "They'd talk about life, their lives, their feelings. It could be an illustration of the ordinary working man's lot in life in the early 21st century."
I imagine then that some network suit thought that a bigger budget and a bit more activity was needed or else no one would watch, certainly not during primetime.
And thus this version of Carpoolers was born. It is, in a sense, the partner programme to ABC's Big Shots. While Big Shots is about rich idiots who are supposed to represent men but who are in fact misogynistic morons, Carpoolers is about middle class idiots who are supposed to represent men but who are in fact misogynistic morons.
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