What did you watch last week (w/e September 21)?

Time for "What did you watch last week?", my chance to tell you what I watched last week and your chance to recommend things to everyone else (and me) in case we’ve missed them.

My recommendations for maximum viewing pleasure this week: The Daily ShowDoctor Who.

Things you might enjoy but that I’m not necessarily recommending: Strike Back: Project Dawn.

  • Free Agents: Marginally less muddled and confused than the first episode. The two central characters are a little more likeable, the supporting characters aren’t. Anthony Stewart Head is still marvellous though.
  • Fresh Meat: I was expecting a bit more of something from the Peep Show crew. Supposedly a comedy drama about what ‘student life is really like’, it’s very recognisable in many ways – the effort to fit in, the attempts to show how cool you are – but it still wasn’t that funny. It didn’t help that Jack Whitehall was in the cast.
  • CSI: NY: I decided to watch the first episode of the new season, just to see what’s practically the only drama series to remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11. All the flashbacks to the day were very well done, but the rest of the show in no way makes me want to watch it. It doesn’t help that everyone appears to have new jobs now.
  • Ringer: Less action-packed than the first episode, it’s still watchable soapy fun.
  • Up All Night: More entertaining than episode 1 – just. Watching Christina Applegate and Will Arnett doing all they can to make scenes and lines of dialogue funny is great though.

And in this week’s list of movies: nothing – I have watched no movies this week. Anyone watch The Fades?

But what have you been watching?

"What did you watch last week?" is your chance to recommend to friends and fellow blog readers the TV and films that they might be missing or should avoid – and for me to do mini-reviews of everything I’ve watched. Since we live in the fabulous world of Internet catch-up services like the iPlayer and Hulu, why not tell your fellow readers what you’ve seen so they can see the good stuff they might have missed? And keep an eye on The Stage‘s TV Today Square Eyes feature as well for British TV highlights or you’ll be missing out on the good stuff.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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