Slate has a brief guide to Edvard Munch today. If you’re in New York, MoMA has an exhibition of his work at the moment; if you’re in London, the Royal Academy of Arts has an exhibition of his self-portraits; and if you’re in Oslo, you’ve probably already seen enough of Munch’s stuff to last a lifetime. But now’s as good a time as any to nip on over to Slate to find out more, and to whet your appetite for the real thing.
Monday’s anti-video game episode of CSI: Miami was even stupider than usual. There was actually some character development in it, so it wasn’t irredeemably bad, but you could tell just about everyone involved thought it had been licking the lead paint off soldiers most of their life. Slate gives a longer review, if you want it.
Turns out, people want to know even more theme tunes. Okay, here’s a few more, they’re all by The Who and all the links will take you to the iTunes Music Store:
Since a load of people seem to come to my blog to find out the theme tunes to popular TV programs and adverts, I thought I’d post an entry with the most common ones:
- The F-Word (Gordon Ramsay’s food show): The F-Word by Babybird
iTunes: The F-Word
- The Orange ad with the couple dancing: 1/1 from Ambient 1: Music for Airports by Brian Eno
iTunes: 1/1; Amazon.co.uk: Ambient 1: Music for Airports
- T-Mobile: Ooh la la from Supernature by Goldfrapp
iTunes: Ooh la la; Amazon.co.uk: Supernature
- House, MD: in the UK, no one special; in the US, an instrumental version of Teardrop, from Mezzanine by Massive Attack
iTunes: Teardrop; Amazon.co.uk: Mezzanine
Hope that’s helpful!
Wow. Chris Evans has resurrected his idea again. How many times are TV commissioners going to give him money for it? He used it with TFI Friday on Channel 4. Then there was that thing on Five with Chris Moyles and Christian O’Connell. Now it’s back again as OFI Sunday on ITV1 – yes, he’s even recycling letters now.
I watched half an hour of it. That was 15 minutes more than I wanted to, but Sarah wanted to give it a chance. It was truly awful. It was TFI, but stupider, less funny and without any redeemable qualities that I could see. Future episodes will at least be redeemed by not containing cringingly painful interviews with Billie Piper, but that’s probably going to be the only thing in their favour.
OFI Sunday should cement ITV’s reputation as the originator of awful television, anyway, but I can’t see it lasting more than a few weeks, given ITV’s typical ruthlessness with failing shows.
Don’t watch it, whatever you do.