Sitting Tennant

Today’s Sitting Tennant (from Jaradel, Rullsenberg and Rosby): Driving to Hamlet

David Tennant

David Tennant driving

David Tennant in his own car David Tennant in Hamlet

What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a monster? No, it’s actually four pictures of David Tennant sitting down, and for the most part, driving – what are you? Blind?

Yes. it’s time for this week’s Sitting Tennant, and the call to photo-arms has been answered by not one, not two, but three devoted Tennant lovers: Mesdames Rullsenberg, Jaradel and Rosby.

With the exception of the triumphal return entry from last year’s runner-up Rosby, who gets the bonus half point for a topical picture from Hamlet, they’re all of Wavy Davy driving – or using his heat vision in the case of Ms Jaradel’s submission.

This gives us the following exciting new picture competition leader board, Ms Rullsenberg having provided two of the pictures:

  1. Rullsenberg: 3
  2. Jaradel: 2
  3. Rosby: 1.5

Exciting, huh? Won’t anyone else come in to play?

Meanwhile, back at the caption competition, there’s been a switch at the top. Although the photo lended itself somewhat to topical captions, resulting in a lot of half points being handed out, Marie has been overtaken by Toby, who used the simple mechanism of writing three captions to take the lead. And for the first time, we have a tie for wittiest caption, with both Persephone and new entrant Scott getting double points.

That means everyone’s very nicely spaced out now:

  1. Toby: 8
  2. Marie: 7
  3. Jane Henry: 6
  4. Rev/Views, Rullsenberg: 5
  5. Persephone: 4
  6. Scott, Jaradel: 3
  7. Aaron: 2

As always, captions and new submissions for the gallery, please. Remember, you can submit as many (witty) captions as you like for each and every picture, with topical captions (and pictures of David Tennant in current productions) getting extra marks. The wittiest caption for each picture will get double points.

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below and if it’s judged suitable, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery. You can also enter the witting and amusing captions league table by commenting on existing photos in the gallery.

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Review: Trust Me 1×1

Trust Me, with Eric McCormack, Monica Potter and Tom Cavanagh

In the US: Mondays, 9/8c, TNT

Over the years, there have been surprisingly few shows set in the world of advertising. Given that it’s a sexy, sexy industry, filled with volatile creatives, loads of money and gadzillions of product placement and sponsorship opportunities, you’d have thought it would have been a no-brainer, but apparently not. Bewitched and Mad Men and that’s about it, really.

So, finally, at last, comes the show we’ve all been waiting for (?). Produced by former advertising execs and current producers of The Closer, Trust Me stars Eric McCormack (Will in Will and Grace, who recently had a brief sojourn on The Andromeda Strain), Tom Cavanagh (JD’s brother on Scrubs and Eli’s father on Eli Stone) and Monica Potter (Boston Legal and Martha in Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel & Laurence).

While the lack of class A drugs probably disqualifies it from being called a realistic portrayal of the advertising industry, in many ways it’s a reasonably accurate look at the egos of the creatives in the boys’ club that is the modern advertising industry, right down to the fact there’s only one woman in it.

Pity it’s not as funny as it thinks it is.

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