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Fish and toffee

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So everything is back on and my TV diary is already clashing. Even with Sky+ I’m not sure I’m going to be able to watch Heroes, Who Do You Think You Are and 24 all at once.
But anyway, after spending months complaining that nothing is on..

My Oscars go to
30Rock – Fridays on Five – Brilliant series opener with Seinfeld and guest appearance from Sean Hayes (“Just Jack”) as a hillbilly. It’s a shame there aren’t many other good sitcoms around anymore.
Lost – Brilliant series so far, I don’t care if it’s turning into Quantum Leap. What’s wrong with that?

And the 81st Oscars coverage itself?
I couldn’t bear to watch Fearne so endured E!s Ryan Seacrest, who was pretty rude to the Slumdog kiddies and was snubbed by Brangelina, again.
However for the show itself – the stand out performance has to be Stephanie Beecham, who was ‘grumpy’ with Claudia Winkleman and was a bad bad idea for the Oscar screening live review on SkyOne. Despite Beecham, Hugh Jackman’s all singing and dancing was a good change, even if he’s no Billy Crystal, it felt more showbiz. The speeches were all good, the live singing over the In Memoriam section touching and having the five past winners for each category come up and recite a haiku to each nominee was sweet, even if it looked a little Star Trek and Nicole Kidman’s tribute to Angelina Jolie came across a bit iffy.

Finally, one of the joys of Sky+ is the nonsense programme information, like the time it said a chef was cooking ‘stuffed bobster’ or today’s gem…

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Written by Victoria

February 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

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Cue the Magnum theme

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Tom Selleck’s photo has been used twice this week in the Guardian, first on an in-depth look at mustaches, and secondly, with news about Three Men and a Bride. According to Guttenberg he and Selleck and Danson are signing up for a remake, a la Mama Mia. That said, Guttenberg also sounded like such a hippie on It Takes Two this week, Claudia Winkleman didn’t know what to do with him.

Speaking of akward guests, Jessie Wallace was back on It Takes Two today and man is she bitter – I love it!

The Department Store – Peters

Now this is quality, fly on the wall (I mean compared to Louis Theroux) documentary. The Peters’ store in Huddersfield has been in administration before and Caroline and David are determined to get it back on track. Caroline is a beautifully strong character and I was enthralled by the OTT workplace drama. The finale is on BBC4 next Thursday.

24 Redemption

More good TV. Say what you will about Day Six (feel free, I hated it too), this two hours special was brilliant and proves Kiefer’s Jack Bauer can rise from the ashes again. Based in a fictional African country, Sangala, just before a US funded coup, the plot was typical 24, but made more believable by the setting, plus great acting from Robert Carlyle, Tony Todd and a scruffy looking Gil Bellows (remember Billy in Ally McBeal?).

Whether the freshness of this special can carry over to the next series is still unknown, but I’ll definitely be watching.

Written by Victoria

November 27, 2008 at 11:59 pm