Happy sixth birthday to The Medium Is Not Enough

A birthday cakeHappy Birthday, The Medium is Not Enough. Yes, six years ago (amazing, huh?), this blog emerged into the light of the Internet with its first two posts: previews of Prison Break, the not-unpopular Supernatural and the still-unseen Global Frequency; and tedious cruft about The Omega Factor (which I ended up writing a review of after all when I got stuck for a Lost Gem).

Haven’t we come a long way since then, as we’ve branched out into picture caption competitions, borderline stalking, nostalgia for old kids’ shows and The Guardian‘s favourite feature, a look at old Big Train sketches. Which I don’t do any more.

The thank you list to all the commenters has now grown so long it’s actually impossible for me to thank you all individually, but an especially big thank you to the regulars Toby, Marie, Jane, Rullsenberg, SK, Bob the Skutter, Stu_n, Aaron, Hannibal, Electric Dragon, Mark Carroll and the other David, without whom I’d be as mad as that bloke on Oxford Street with the megaphone who just shouts at people, as well as a big “Welcome aboard” to all the new commenters who joined in this year.

As always, if you have any suggestions for what else you might like to see on the blog, please let me know below. If you don’t, I’ll just have to dream up something insanely stupid like Dick Heads* again.

Have a nice week (and, indeed, year),

MediumRob

* Actually, now I think about it, that was one of yours, wasn’t it? Might be a dual edged sword this asking for readers’ ideas thing.




  • SK

    Aw, how sweet. And many happy returns.

  • Happy Birthday, yeah?

  • Happy blog birthday! My, how you’ve grown – you’ll be getting ready for junior school next year!
    Seriously though: this blog remains one of my regular haunts, much loved and much recommended to others.

  • Happy Bloggy Birthday, Rob!! I love this blog so much – it’s one of my favourite internet places to come. Not least because I look so cool to my children when I know stuff that’s coming out before they do(-: But apart from that it’s so much fun, and I really enjoyed Dick Heads, and sorry for partly being responsible. Keep up the good work!

  • Congrats! It’s an essential part of my keep-up-with-tv-movies-and-other-shit routine!

  • bob

    Happy birthday.
    I am surprised to see my name mentioned- I don’t have much time to post any more and feel like I don’t hang out here enough. Sorry for that, everyone!
    Still love this blog. I really appreciate getting reviews of shows no one else seems to review.

  • Electric Dragon

    Yes, happy bloggiday! May there be many more years of clips of forgotten 80s TV shows, pictures of recumbent Tennants and stalkerish features about Ali Larter.

  • Bassy Galore

    Happy Birthday!! *confetti and streamers*
    I love this blog! I was drawn here because of Sitting Tennant, but I’ve stayed on because I love to read your reviews. 🙂

  • Bassy Galore

    Happy Birthday!! *confetti and streamers*
    I love this blog! I was drawn here because of Sitting Tennant, but I’ve stayed on because I love to read your reviews. 🙂

  • The other David

    Congratulations on this blog making it to its sixth b-day! I feel honored to have been mentioned in the initial write-up, but, compared to your efforts and output and the other regulars here, my contributions have been minimal. But thank you all the same. That being said, I look forward to many more years of interesting and insightful TV news, reviews, and user comments. Your blog is the first place I turn for a no-BS TV (especially UK) overview. Thanks for all your work.

  • Marie

    Late to the party, but happy birthday! Was there cake and candles? Did you make a wish? Did it involve Ali Larter? Many happy returns!

  • Marie

    Late to the party, but happy birthday! Was there cake and candles? Did you make a wish? Did it involve Ali Larter? Many happy returns!

  • MediumRob

    Thanks to all your bloggy birthday wishes – very kind of you! The blog’s very touched. I don’t know what it wished for but it’s been muttering something about ‘Syrup’ and ‘Amber Heard’ of late if that’s any help.

  • MediumRob

    Thanks to all your bloggy birthday wishes – very kind of you! The blog’s very touched. I don’t know what it wished for but it’s been muttering something about ‘Syrup’ and ‘Amber Heard’ of late if that’s any help.

  • “I really enjoyed Dick Heads, and sorry for partly being responsible. ”
    I was partly joking. I came up with Today’s Joanna Page, Sitting Tennant and Random Acts of Ali Larter. My mentalism is far greater 😉

  • “I really enjoyed Dick Heads, and sorry for partly being responsible. ”
    I was partly joking. I came up with Today’s Joanna Page, Sitting Tennant and Random Acts of Ali Larter. My mentalism is far greater 😉

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