Street Hawk is one of those shows that holds a certain place in the affections of thirtysomething British males. There’s a whole legion of us that grew up with Knight Rider, Automan, Manimal, Blue Thunder and other ropey super-thingy shows from the early 80s and we still love them.
It had a couple of good moments, but Threshold is to exit stage left, chased by a bear. Still don’t understand why Surface and Invasion are left on-screen and Bones‘ survival is a complete mystery to me. Shouldn’t be long now.
Thank God! ABC has put Alias out of its misery. It’s been going downhill since the first year and I stopped watching past the first episode this year. Worryingly, all the things that went wrong with Alias have been happening with Lost this year, so the much-hyped island tale might soon lose its sparkle if history repeats itself, as it seems to be doing.
Slate has a brief guide to Edvard Munch today. If you’re in New York, MoMA has an exhibition of his work at the moment; if you’re in London, the Royal Academy of Arts has an exhibition of his self-portraits; and if you’re in Oslo, you’ve probably already seen enough of Munch’s stuff to last a lifetime. But now’s as good a time as any to nip on over to Slate to find out more, and to whet your appetite for the real thing.
Monday’s anti-video game episode of CSI: Miami was even stupider than usual. There was actually some character development in it, so it wasn’t irredeemably bad, but you could tell just about everyone involved thought it had been licking the lead paint off soldiers most of their life. Slate gives a longer review, if you want it.