Negligence on my part: Cane and Big Shots

I’m probably not going to be doing third-episode verdicts on Cane and Big Shots. The simple fact is that despite the fact they’re there, sitting on my iPod, waiting to be watched:

  1. What will all the other new shows on at the moment, I’m just not going to have the time to watch them
  2. The thought of watching them isn’t exactly thrilling me at the moment.

Now I know I did give an almost-positive review of Cane, but since the first episode, I’ve lost any interest I might once have had in it.

As for Big Shots, that I hated from the outset and have a firm intention of continuing to hate it. Life’s too short to be watching Big Shots.

Of course, there’s always the potential of a re-evaluation of both shows with the Random Carusometer later in the season. And I might change my mind completely about watching the episodes I already have, given that I’ve a three-hour train journey to Swansea to look forward to this afternoon.

Life might be short, but train journeys are actually sometimes longer.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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