One night of TV

1 11 2006

7.31pm Arrive home
7.33pm Turn on TV, Sky + box and go into kitchen to make tea.
7.36pm Settle down in front of TV with nachos from microwave and a bottle of red wine. I am nothing if not classy.
7.37pm Select That 70s Show. Watch 3 episodes:

“Thank You”
Original U.S. Air date: December 3, 2002

It’s Thanksgiving, and with everyone at dinner, including Kitty’s mom and dad, Eric thinks it’s a perfect time to announce his engagement to Donna.

My favourite moment: When Donna is so excited about being engaged she tells Eric that despite it being a secret, she couldn’t help but tell the pretzel vendor. Aw.

“Black Dog”
Original U.S. Air date: December 10, 2002 at 8:00

When Jackie’s dad is sent to prison, she’s heartbroken when Hyde has no comforting words for her. Kelso’s having trouble accepting the fact that Hyde and Jackie are together. And Fez finds romance at the DMV.

My favourite moment: When Hyde shaves to cheer up Jackie … so cute

Original U.S. Air date: October 26, 1999.

Shocking secrets are revealed when the kids find their permanent records during a Halloween visit to their old elementary school. Red and Kitty remember Halloween, 1957, the night Kitty finds out she’s pregnant.

My favourite moment: Finding out Jackie’s middle name is Beulah.


8.49pm Watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I do love that man. So brilliant.
9.14pm Watch The Notebook.
11.05pm Watch Stealth. I know! Pretty bad, but I can’t help liking Josh Lucas. Such pretty blue eyes. I really want to have Sweet Home Alabama in my chickflick collection.
1.30pm Go to bed

Apologies for the pause in transmission

10 10 2006

Life has rather rudely got in the way of my Alias watching so I have unfortunately not been able to watch any more than the pilot up to now.  I am aware that I want to give it my full attention and a hell of a lot of my TV watching is done whilst I do other things (housework, coursework, eating, surfing the ‘net etc etc).  I have however been keeping myself occupied on a much more casual basis with the following:

Jane Eyre  Its been yonks since I have watched a BBC dramatisation and I am so glad I remembered to set this up on Sky Plus.. I watched three episodes in a row last night and I am hooked!  Shamefully, I have never read the book (something I aim to recitfy as soon as I have finished reading the two books I have on the go at the moment Emma by Jane Austen and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde) so I do not know the story (well, I kind of know what happens but not the particulars).  Also the girl playing Jane is pretty good and Toby Stevens’s Mr Rochester is very watchable. 

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That 70s Show  For some reason Trouble seems to find it impossible to show these episodes in order so I have been watching mainly the last season along with some other random season (maybe 3 or 4?) interspersed.  I am not convinced the show is actually as funny without Topher Grace and also, dare I say it, Ashton Kutcher.  Its watchable and all, but not side-splitting by any means.  I will carry on with though as its great filler for when you need 30 mins of laughter.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart  We watched this when we were over in the States and thought it was great.  Again its a good filler because its not that long.  Its great satire and Jon Stewart is just hilarious.  I wish I could say something more insightful but I am all out of insight.  Also he had Dave Gorman on, a British comedian who I love.

Extras  Ricky Gervais is brilliant.  I wasn’t that sure of the first season of Extras… I think after The Office expectations were too high and it didn’t really gel for me.  This new series, however, is just so good.   So far we have had brilliant cameos from Orlando Bloom, David Bowie, Daniel Radcliffe, and a host of famous faces from British TV.  It still has that cringe-factor which makes you hide behind you hands (like when he kneed a dwarf (midget? little person??? oh shit I am trying not to say the wrong thing here so apologies if I offend…) in the head and knocks them out. 

Tonight I aim to watch episode 2 of Alias (and perhaps do the ironing at the same time).