Sitting Tennant

Friday’s Sitting Tennant (week 32, 2011)

Erin C's Sitting Tennant

Hebbie's Sitting Tennant

Sister Chastity's Sitting Tennant

If you’re feeling glum this weekend, hopefully these will cheer you up.

  1. Hebbie: 230
  2. Sister Chastity: 205
  3. Erin C: 105
  4. Rullsenberg: 55
  5. Janice: 20
  6. esgaril: 10
  7. theriverlady, Toby: 5

Don’t forget Tuesday’s caption competition!

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable and doesn’t obviously infringe copyright, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery. Don’t forget to include your name in the filename so I don’t get mixed up about who sent it to me.

The best pic in the stash each week will appear on Tuesday and get ten points; the runners up will appear on Friday (one per person who sends one in) and get five points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points, everyone who contributes getting five points.

US TV

Preview: Revenge

In the US: Wednesdays, 10/9c, ABC. Starts September 21

Revenge is a funny old thing, isn’t it? A dish best served cold, apparently, it’s been the subject of fiction throughout the ages. One of the most famous novels of revenge is the Count of Monte Cristo and some bright spark at ABC – a network always on a perpetually failing quest to come up with some new, decent dramas – has hit on the idea of updating the novel by moving it to the Hamptons and making it a soap opera.

Pretty young ‘Emily Thorne’ is getting married to Daniel Grayson, but just as her engagement is announced, his dead body is (apparently?) found on the beach. Flash back five months and it turns out Emily isn’t really Emily, but is in fact the daughter of one of the Grayson family’s old enemies, a man who died shamed after being accused of crimes he didn’t commit.

Emily has a plan. After years in juvi, she’s gotten out to discover she’s rich thanks to her father’s investments and that her dad is really innocent. So she decides to revenge herself on those who set him up.

And to do that, she’s going to destroy all their lives – in as ridiculous way as possible and by becoming really, really pretty. 

Here’s a trailer.

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The decline in women TV writers in the US

Here’s a shocking stat: in the 2006-2007 US TV season, 35% of primetime, network TV writers were women. In the 2010-2011 season, it’s 15%.

How did that happen? AOL TV’s Maureen Ryan (formerly The Watcher) has written a fascinating article, well worth reading, with all manner of writers and showrunners. Give it a go if you have 10 minutes or so to spare.

And what do you think? Is this a bad thing? A doesn’t matter thing?

The decline in women TV writers in the US

Here’s a shocking stat: in the 2006-2007 US TV season, 35% of primetime, network TV writers were women. In the 2010-2011 season, it’s 15%.

How did that happen? AOL TV’s Maureen Ryan (formerly The Watcher) has written a fascinating article, well worth reading, with all manner of writers and showrunners. Give it a go if you have 10 minutes or so to spare.

And what do you think? Is this a bad thing? A doesn’t matter thing?

News

Friday’s “Australian miserables” news

Home Improvement reunion

Film

  • Mel Gibson and Joe Eszterhas to collaborate on Judah Maccabee drama
  • Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman to star in Les Miserables
  • CSI: Miami‘s Adam Rodriguez joins Magic Mike and Dark Knight Rises

British TV

US TV