What have you been watching this week? (w/e January 29)

The backlog’s building, with last night’s Archer, Supernatural, The Deep End and Burn Notice to watch, as well as Wednesday’s Leverage.

  • Being Human: I was a bit worried with it being a non-Toby Whithouse episode, but actually this was very good, with some nasty moments as well as some poignant moments. Good all round
  • Wallander: Finally caught up with the third part, which I did enjoy, even it was a typical case of “blimey, what’s all this police procedure stuff then? Never heard of it before.” Nicely bleak, too.
  • Life Unexpected: A slight case of the episode two-reboot, with various character changes put in place to enable the show to become a series. Most of the characters seem worse for the change, with only Kerr Smith’s improving. Liking it less now.
  • Aristotle’s Lagoon: I only really watched this because it was about Lesbos, but it was actually really good and an interesting look at how Aristotle essentially founded biology but has now been largely forgotten about in this context. I was delighted to discover it was an Armand Leroi show – he did the Human Mutants series a while back, and he’s as good a presenter as ever. However, he does take a scalpel out and start dissecting things at a moment’s notice, without seemingly a trace of human emotion, which is really very frightening. Lovely pictures of Lesbos, lovely pictures of Lesbos wildlife, fascinating history and science – heartily recommended, provided you have a strong stomach.
  • Empire of the Seas: A decent documentary about the history of the Royal Navy and the history of Britain as a sea-going power, presented by Dan Snow. Just about managed to tread the right line between populist and informative, making it worth watching. Three more episodes to watch, though.
  • House: Interesting psychological piece for House this week. Liked it
  • Chuck: Quite a fun ep, even if there was minimal anything for Sarah and Casey to do
  • Cougar Town: Last week’s. Enjoyable. Nuff said
  • Scrubs: Not quite up to running speed yet, but we got through another backlog of them. Not quite Scrubs at its peak and Denise’s character has softened a little too much, but still surprisingly funny.
  • BBC Primary History: Ancient Greece: Yes, a kids’ schools programme, but I thought I’d watch it to see what it was like. Surprisingly enjoyable and even featured a dramatisation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, complete with traditional Greek theatre masks. Who says kids TV is dumbing down?

But what did you watch?

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