US TV

Review: Aquaman

Aquaman



In the US:
Available on iTunes. One episode and one episode only.

In the UK: Fake a US address and get it from iTunes. Or something.

As discussed earlier this week, Aquaman is a dead pilot. It has ceased to be. Or to WB, which was its original destination. Then The WB network decided to merge with UPN to create The CW (it’s all a bit Reggie Perrin, isn’t it?) and Aquaman got squeezed out.

The question is: was Aquaman unfairly denied airtime? Should it be up in the Brilliant But Cancelled Hall of Fame?

No. It shouldn’t. It’s pants. Or should that be trunks?

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Only one more series of The Apprentice?

The Media Guardian reports that Sir Alan’s in-depth televised quests for new office workers may only stretch to one more series. Turns out Sir Alan wants a greater say in which candidates he gets to pick from – understandable, since he eventually has to employ one of them – while the production company wants candidates that will make great television. Unless that particular conflict is sorted out, Sir Alan is going to have to resort Monster.com in the future.

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The lowdown on S4C

Nice little article on the future of S4C, everyone’s favourite Welsh-language channel, over at the Western Mail. Interesting to note that the reporter seems shocked that “the number of staff earning more than £60,000 per year rose from 7 to 12 in the past year, with more than 50 earning more than £40,000”. That’s 12 people at an entire channel earning over £60,000. It’s a miracle. How do they keep it so low?

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UK TV

A new dawn breaks for announcer warnings

Gordon Ramsay and familyWarning: May contain scenes of violence

Warning: May contain strong language

Warning: Contains scenes of nudity

We’re all familiar with those kind of post-watershed caveats that TV announcers utter in those particularly concerned voices of theirs.

So what should we make of last night’s The F Word which contained these two particularly new and original warnings.

Warning: contains scenes of tail docking and castration

Warning: Gordon and Jonathan Ross are going to learn the best way to kill an eel

It’s as though someone at Channel 4 suddenly had an LSD flashback to the 60s. Suddenly, I’m looking forward to next week’s episode, just to see if they dream up something even stranger.

Warning: During this programme, Gordon Ramsay will use just the power of his mind to destroy all vegetarians within a range of 20 metres.

Warning: When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planets, and love will steer the stars.

I’m not sure I can wait.