What have you been watching this week (w/e November 12)?

It’s “What have you been watching this week?”, your chance to recommend to friends and fellow blog readers the TV that they might be missing or should avoid – and for me to do mini-reviews of everything I’ve watched this week. Except I actually haven’t had time to watch much TV this week and I don’t have time to do any mini-reviews right now – I’m actually writing an article at the moment and procrastination is the enemy.

So it’s all on you guys this week? Anything good?

As always, no spoilers unless you’re going to use the <spoiler> </spoiler> tags, please. If you’ve reviewed something on your blog, you can put a link to it here rather than repeat yourself (although too many links and you might get killed by the spam filter).




  • There was a surprisingly good documentary on dyslexia on BBC3 – yes I know! – which good for bringing some issues to life (even if it did use a minor acting celebrity to do so). It even featured Nottingham in it – my old library no less! and made me feel much better that I do know quite a bit about dyslexia. V reassuring.
    Otherwise, some random bits of Watch (Doctor Who and Jonathan creek), the Mentalist (yes I know its predictable but its still fun). A programme on Elgar (VERY good) which I’d also recommend.

  • PS Misfits Season 2. Dear heaven what a nasty and utterly brilliant series this is.

  • Mark Carroll

    Horizon on the Big Bang wasn’t too bad. It felt like one could summarize the first half in a couple of paragraphs and save us the time, but it is tricky to present the frontiers of theoretical physics to laypeople so I guess we can give them some slack. I thought a better documentary was actually a NOVA one I saw on PBS (the show’s produced here in Boston) about the rather more pedestrian topic of lifts: the show was originally inspired by Horizon, and it is still more what I wish Horizon had remained.