Happy 16th birthday to The Medium is Not Enough!

A birthday cake

Crikey, as I always say, shortly after posting an image that was considered high resolution in 2005 – how did that happen?

Time has flown again. The Medium Is Not Enough emerged blinking into the world on 21 June 2005, and basic maths tells us it is now 16 years old, so therefore old enough to get married, leave school, have sex and join the army – but instead spends all its time making sarcastic comments about foreign TV while moping around on the sofa.

This year in review

Like most 16 year olds, TMINE has been a bit mardy and aimless for the past year, albeit thanks to Covid rather than puberty. There’s been little TV getting made and cinemas have largely been shut. With me stuck at home and also getting into that newfangled exercise thing, I’ve had even less time to watch what TV and movies that are getting made and distributed/broadcast, let alone write about it. I’ve even had to discontinue the decade-old TMINE news service. Permanently, I suspect.

On top of that, I’ve got a new, quite demanding job that makes Wednesday to Fridays tricky for doing anything except work; I’ve moved house and I didn’t have broadband for quite some time.

In other words, like most 16 year olds, I’d say it’s not fair and it’s not my fault! I hate you, Covid!

But… lockdown is easing. Work is easing. Summer is coming. Films and TV are returning. I see new hope and a new dawn arriving soon. Yep, TMINE is starting to feel it again. The mojo is returning. Soon, there might be an update more than once a month. I doubt we’ll ever see the full TMINE of yesteryear again – not until I’m retired, anyway – but there might be some actual content regularly again.

I hope.

Thank you!

As always, a great big thank you to all the hardcore regular TMINE commenters: Mark Carroll, JustStark, Adam Bowie and Craig Grannell. Bless your hearts for sticking with me all this time! Thank yous as well to the commenters on the TMINE Facebook page.

But thank yous as well to anyone who’s left even one comment this year, either here or on Facebook – it’s been great to hear from you!

Same time next year everyone? I say that every year, don’t I? Anyway, there’ll be cake, albeit the same photo of a cake as last year, so bring your friends.