What the New Year is bringing – and the readers’ survey continues

Happy New Year, everyone. Welcome to the future. My, isn’t it shiny and – oh dear – relatively bereft of new US television thanks to the ongoing writers’ strike. Oh well. What shall The Medium is Not Enough do?

Happily, there’s always British TV (oh, Father. Why hast thou foresaken me?), Big Finish plays, movies and DVDs. Depending on my omnipresent blood-pressure monitor, social engagements, how many of my limbs are broken at any one time and that cruel, merciless arbiter of life and time that we call “work”, I’m hoping to launch a couple of new features over the coming month, including “It’s in my DVD collection and it should be in yours, too”, “The Sepia-tinted Carusometer” and reviews of some of the older Big Finish plays. I’m also hoping to do episode-by-episode reviews of Primeval and Torchwood when they hit us in the faces with the subtlety of softcore gay porn that also happens to include dinosaurs. I also taped Sense and Sensibility. Maybe I’ll review that. Certainly, a review of Return to the Web Planet will be coming your way soon.

There is also the ongoing readers’ survey. So far, only a few replies – by which I mean four – which isn’t all that promising, but it has given me a few ideas. The Carusometer, for instance, is going to do less talking – how appropriate.

But come on guys, let me know what you want – if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it! I’m still sorely tempted (despite my workaholism kicking in having been exposed to today’s milligram of work) to drop it, but if another three to five people say they find it useful (they don’t even have to use their real names), I’ll keep it on. The survey will continue until the 11th and the news will continue on until then at least.



  • 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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