Sitting Tennant

Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant (week 37, 2011)

Hebbie's Sitting Tennant

And Hebbie strikes a counter-blow! The race is very definitely on this year in the picture competition…

  1. Hebbie: 270
  2. Sister Chastity: 255
  3. Erin C: 125
  4. Rullsenberg: 55
  5. Janice: 20
  6. esgaril: 10
  7. theriverlady, Toby: 5

In true Clive Anderson style, I found it impossible to differentiate between such excellent captions last week, so everyone gets 10 point. Yey you guys! Good luck with this week’s captions, everyone.

  1. Rullsenberg: 210
  2. Marie: 190
  3. SK: 165
  4. Toby: 140
  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.

The CarusometerA Carusometer rating of 2

Third-episode verdict: Prime Suspect

In the US: Thursdays, 10/9c, NBC

So here’s one of those vexing shows that comes along every so often. Prime Suspect is well made, it has a good cast and it has strong scripts. Characterisation is a bit flunky, sure, and any similarity to the original UK series disappeared after the first episode, but it’s still a very good procedural. And I do love Maria Bello.

But despite its getting a good score on the Carusometer, I have absolutely no interest in watching any more episodes of this show whatsoever. It doesn’t really do much that’s new at all. Bello’s tough as nails, glad-not-to-be-a-mother, hard-drinking female cop is reasonably different from most other female cops. But any hint that the show was going to challenge institutional sexism mostly went during the first episode and disappeared altogether in the third episode, Bitch, where it was shown that the basic problem was Timony’s grating personality rather than misogyny on the part of her colleagues. Although we now actually have a prime suspect each episode, each case is closed before the end of each episode with minimal effort. It’s just unremarkable.

So although I’m sure, if you’re the kind of person who likes a well executed, episodic police procedural, this will work for you, I’m going to give it a miss from now on.

Carusometer rating: 2
Rob’s prediction: Dead by the end of the season

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