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What did you watch last week (w/e November 27)?

Time for "What did you watch last week?", my chance to tell you what I watched last week that I haven’t already reviewed and your chance to recommend things to everyone else (and me) in case we’ve missed them.

The A-Team: Misfits, Modern Family, Happy Endings, Homeland, Suburgatory and Community.

The B-Team: Dexter, House, Rev and Ringer.

So, if you read the comments section of last week’s "What did you watch last week?", you’ll know I gave up on Hell on Wheels. I’ve managed to maintain the strength to avoid Burn Notice, but that’s probably because it was Thanksgiving in the States last week so it wasn’t on. That basically leaves the above

So a few thoughts on what was on last week:

  • Dexter: Possibly the most boring season of Dexter ever.
  • Happy Endings: Starting to feel not so much like the new Friends as a younger Cougar Town. Funny, but needs to get its edge back.
  • Homeland: Ooh, twisty twisty. Again, its 24 roots were showing, but I liked what happened otherwise I would have felt suckered by the previous weeks we’ve been watching. Excellent TV.
  • Rev: Not so good last week. Tried to do horror and be scary. Failed.

This week, again, nothing in the movies or books section, since I’m still reading Mark Kermode’s book. I have missed an awful lot in the cinema though, including The Rum Diary, Contagion and Immortals. Anyone seen them?

"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?

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BFI events

What TV’s on at the BFI in January 2012

Look Around You

Time for our regular look at the TV that the BFI is showing, this time in the month of January 2012. As well as the start of its three-month long Dickens on Screen season and a preview of BBC2’s ‘definitely not Between The Lines, honest’ police drama about corruption investigations Line of Duty (coincidentally made by World Productions, too), there is the truly awesome news that Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz are going to be at the 10th anniversary screening of series one of Look Around You, for which they’ve made a short film especially.

Now how’s that for a happy new year?

Continue reading “What TV’s on at the BFI in January 2012”

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Reminder time: Blu-Ray 3D competition and the TMINE twitter feed

Panasonic Blu-Ray DMP BDT110

Just a wee reminder that you only have until the end of Wednesday to enter the competition to win the £180 Panasonic Blu-Ray 3D player – and all you have to do is enter is leave a comment on the blog! How easy is that?

Also, TMINE now has its own dedicated feed on Twitter, which also includes the latest TV news, so follow that to stay up to date. I’ll stop tweeting TMINE news on my own feed from the end of the month.