Sitting Tennant

Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant (week 36, 2011)

Ooh. Watch out Hebbie! Sister C is ready to strike!

  1. Hebbie: 255
  2. Sister Chastity: 250
  3. Erin C: 120
  4. Rullsenberg: 55
  5. Janice: 20
  6. esgaril: 10
  7. theriverlady, Toby: 5

Meanwhile, SK and Toby got the 10 points in last week’s caption competition. Well done to them and good luck to everyone this week.

  1. Rullsenberg: 200
  2. Marie: 180
  3. SK: 155
  4. Toby: 130
  5. Electric Dragon: 95
  6. Lisa G: 55
  7. Jane Henry: 50
  8. theriverlady: 35
  9. Virpi: 25
  10. Hebbie: 20
  11. Joe B, Janice: 15
  12. whoficwriter, Jeri: 10
  13. kallan: 5

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

Review: Homeland 1×1

 

In the US: Sundays, 10pm, Showtime
In the UK: Acquired by Channel 4

Ah, thank heavens for cable TV. Although network TV has been producing some perfectly acceptable dramas this fall season, the miss rate has been a lot higher than the hit rate. Cable, however, with the obvious exception of Starz, has a far better success rate.

You know what else? Thank heavens for Israeli TV. Although you could argue over the merits of The Ex-List and Traffic Light for a while, they were at least a cut above the normal fare, and Israeli TV has at least indisputably given us the basis for the surefire cracker that was In Treatment. Now Israeli show Prisoners of War has given us the basis for Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis and adapted for US TV by former 24 producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon. 

Bearing more than a passing resemblance to AMC’s Rubicon, the thankfully faster-paced Homeland sees obsessive CIA analyst Danes convinced that returning war hero and former prisoner of war Damian Lewis has in fact been turned and is really working for al Qaeda. All she’s got to do is prove it, even though no one else believes her, not even her mentor, best friend and boss Mandy Patinkin. In fact, given she’s on anti-psychotic drugs, there’s a very good chance she actually is crazy. All the same, to prove her hunch is correct, Danes is going to do anything she has to – whether Lewis is innocent or not.

Here’s a trailer.

Continue reading “Review: Homeland 1×1”

News

Tuesday’s adjusted news

Absolutely Fabulous

Film

British TV

  • Comedy Central acquires Whitney
  • BBC4 acquires two Scandinavian crime dramas, The Bridge and Sebastian Bergman
  • ITV acquires US remake of Prime Suspect [subscription required]

French TV

  • Shooting begins on series 4 of Engrenages (Spiral)

US TV