I don’t get it (yes, my camera phone is rubbish. That’s not what I don’t get).
Jade’s from Bermondsey, isn’t she, unless I flunked my last “failed Big Brother contestant” trivia challenge? So what’s with the “Milan – Paris – Essex” line? Are they saying only people in Essex like Jade? That the show’s going to be set in Milan, Paris and Essex? That Jade has a secret Essex past? That only people in Essex are like Jade? Are they under the mistaken impression that Jade’s an Essex girl?
What’s with the Essex? Anyone?
Or can we just assume that Living are a bunch of anti-Essex snobs?
The Media Guardian tries to make sense of Doctor Who‘s falling ratings. But with so many variables and factors to consider, poor old Jason Deans comes across as needing a whiteboard and a book of tables.
All the same, weren’t Who‘s ratings at around the 6.8 million mark this time last year as well?
Today’s finales guide is going to look at the silly spy shows of US TV.
Pants. I missed the Rambaldi episode. Instead, the finale dealt with a whole load of silly things, as you might expect with Alias. Various character arcs get resolved, both happily and happily, but ultimately you get the feeling the last five years was all for nothing. Oh well.
Disappointment factor: 5/10.
Not the most tense of seasons, but by no means the worst (season 3?), this year’s 24 does have the most tense finale of them all. How does Jack get out of that one? Maybe Dale or Professor Zarkov can fashion a ‘ray’ to save him. Anyway, brace yourself.
Tension factor: 10/10.
After a terribly impressive 12th episode that took virtually none of the conventional paths in the standard “bomb in the building that needs defusing” scenario, the finale proved to be a terrible piece of silliness that went for guns and ammo plus francophobia in preference to sensible plotting. The conclusion makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, either. It’s not a cliffhanger, so the tension factor’s low, but you really wish there’d been a better choice of episode to round off a good first season.
It was an obvious attempt to distance the site from a TV concept seen by many as vulgar and lowbrow.
The whole article reads: “Jessica won Big Brother. Jessica is 21 years old and comes from Kalmar. The first prize is one million Kroner. Bt.no probably won’t come back with more.”
In a world gone reality crazy, the article was a little reminder of what’s news and what’s not, so it became something of a phenomenon in Norway this week. After having been e-mailed between friends and referred in other media, it attracted 25.000 readers during Tuesday, according to NA24 Propaganda (Norwegian). That kind of readership is usually reserved for much bigger stories and happenings on Bergens Tidendes.
Says Bergens Tidendes news editor Anne Gjerde: “We have never had so many readers for such a short article.”