What have you been watching this week? (w/e 19 June)

A few new series and mini-series starting up this week, so what have you been watching?

Another 50/50 episode of Mitchell and Webb last night (ironically enough): ‘Remain Indoors’ remains one of the most darkly funny things around. Psychoville I might get round to watching in my lunchbreak, if I have enough time. Occupation is waiting for a few hours of available downtime, since lovely wife’s undying love for James Nesbitt mandates that we watch it together.

Episode 4 of Mental was quite one of the most painfully bad episodes of anything ever made – even worse than Painkiller Jane – so I’m giving up on that.

Haven’t watched Nurse Jackie this week yet, since for some reason, it won’t go onto my iPod at the moment. Royal Pains and Burn Notice are waiting for me when I get home – last week’s were both good, so you should be watching them if you’re not already.

Simon Schama’s John Donne was typically Simon Schama-esque: all very exciting and involving when you watch it, but you can’t remember a thing afterwards. Michael Woods’ Beowulf was far more memorable for its slower pace.

I also caught an episode of an old documentary series called The Power of Myth, which is basically a collection of interviews with Joseph Campbell. Surprisingly Christian in its analysis and a bit sketchy on the details, but very interesting and worth watching if you have a mo.

As always, no spoilers unless you’re going to use the <spoiler> </spoiler> tags, please? Ta!

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