I was delighted to read in Saturday’s Guardian that in 1962, ITV televised Sophocles’ Elektra – in ancient Greek. Compare and contrast, my friends. Compare and contrast.
Not sure I totally agree with this analysis of the slight debate between Jon Stewart and Christopher Hitchens over on The Daily Show about the war in Iraq. Big fan that I am of Christopher Hitchens, I must point out that Hitchens didn’t really get a chance to defend himself. He was, after all, being asked to debate the war in the Iraq in the short time he had been allotted to promote a book on Thomas Jefferson.
Stewart did, however, show that he is at least the smartest interviewer on American TV outside of PBS, however. And Hitchens did at least provide nuance that doesn’t appear to show itself in his arguments over in Fighting Talk.
Never thought the day would come, but I agree with John Birt. What’s wrong with the world? Apart from E4 and Jimmy Carr, that is.
It seems a lot of people are missing the point of Lost. The latest is Lucy Irvine, author of Castaway, who says it’s unrealistic. To be fair, only two episodes have aired in the UK so it’s easy to jump the gun on this one.
The whole point of Lost is that it’s unrealistic.
As promised, here’s some more reviews of the shows that are set to appear on US screens this Fall (I’m practically fluent in American, aren’t I?):