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.
My recommendations for maximum viewing pleasure this week: Dexter, Modern Family, Happy Endings, Homeland, Suburgatory and Community.
Things you might enjoy but that I’m not necessarily recommending: Being Erica, House, Chuck and Ringer.
In the backlog: Friday’s Boss, last night’s Walking Dead, Braquo, Homeland, Once Upon A Time and Dexter, as well as new series Hell on Wheels.
A few thoughts on what I’ve seen though:
- Boss: Episode 2, while powerful, was also dull – strange huh? It’s definitely acquiring that "worthy but dull" veneer, but episode 3 – directed by Mario van Peebles – is proving a whole lot better.
- Suburgatory: written by a man, so not very good. My theory continues to hold up.
- The Walking Dead: good ending and it feels like the show is actually going places now.
- The Ash Tree: An old MR James Ghost Story for Christmas. Mostly embellishment from the original tale, it’s more scary by mood for about the first 20 minutes until it kicks into James’s story properly and then gets very nightmarish.
And in the movies section: nothing new, but I re-watched Shooter, which is okay as a b-movie action film. Could be better if Mark Wahlberg hadn’t mumbled his way through the entire script, but not that much better.
"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?