caz963: (Much Ado 3)
I've seen this around a few LJs, but I stole this particular version from [livejournal.com profile] chloris67

not too many surprises here, I suspect! )
caz963: (Eleven ACC)
Well, I confess I wasn't expecting much, so I wasn't all that disappointed.

Oh, who am I kidding - I was disappointed anyway :(

Read more... )
caz963: (Christmas twinkling stars)
Phew! So that's it for another year. I had a lovely Christmas with the family. My brother and s-i-l came up on Christmas morning and stayed over, which delighted the kids :) -much food has been cooked and eaten, and Santa brought lots of great prezzies. I now have a Kindle, thanks to Mr Caz and the kids, and today is the first chance I've had to really play with it and load it up with stuff. I've got quite a large collection of ebooks on the PC and laptop, so first of all, I had to sort out which ones are bloody DRM and then find a way to strip it off so I could convert them and then load them onto the Kindle. I've done it, but it took me a while to find a way that didn't involve paying for several different format converters. I'm only doing stuff I've already paid for, but even that's probably illegal. IDK.

We've not watched a lot of telly, so I've got a bit of a backlog on the Sky+ to catch up with! We did watch DW (more on that in another post), but I've got Downton, The Borrowers and several other things recorded, which I hope to get to this week. I completely forgot about Ab Fab on Christmas Day - but thankfully, it's on again this week, so I'll watch it them. I've never really been one to complain about repeats, so that's okay :-) I also watched the first part of Great Expectations earlier on, and thought it was pretty good. Ray Winstone as Magwitch is pretty much perfect casting and I thought Gillian Anderson was brilliant. Her portrayal of Miss Haversham as a rather ethereal creature (and the way she was lit and photographed, too) worked really well so that the signs of the steeliness and unpleasantness of her true nature underneath were excellently contrasted. Also, all credit to her for being willing to look such a fright! My one criticism so far though, is that the chap playing the lead looks a little too much like Justin Bieber (or some such teen-idol) for comfort!

So, now I'm making yummy leftover recipes and am planning to do very little for the rest of the week! I know the shops are open more or less all the time these days, but I don't like food-shopping after Christmas, so I tend to shop for the week when I do the Christmas shop.

I've not been around LJ all that much, but I know that their latest (so-called) upgrade has upset a lot of people. My membership is due in the spring, so I'll see how things go and make a decision as to whether I stay here or move permanently to DW at that point. I do already have a DW, and I use the same moniker there as here, so if you've already got one, or have recently set up a DW, do look me up and add me, or whatever the hell they call it over there!
caz963: (Fringe - Peter red)
Fringe question )

Telly

Oct. 19th, 2011 12:21 am
caz963: (DA blue)
Merlin; The Fades; Downton Abbey )
caz963: (Eleven Team Tardis)
I've been away from the computer for a couple of days - the weather has been so bloody good; far too good to waste it sitting inside hunched over a keyboard! But I can't let the weekend pass without some thinky-thoughts on the Doctor Who finale.

There was good and bad - but mostly I'm pretty ambivalent about it. I don't feel quite as let down as I did by The Big Bang, but I suspect that's because my expectations weren't very high to begin with.

Doctor Who? )
caz963: (Fringe Olivia)
I haven't posted much lately about Wot I 'ave Bin Watching on the telly. Partly, that's because I've not been watching much and partly it's because I just haven't got around to it.

But with the new seasons starting on both sides of the Pond, I thought it was time to ask what people are going to be watching and/or looking forward to later.

Torchwood, Fringe, White Collar and Other Stuff )
So what's everyone else watching/looking forward to?
caz963: (Doctor Rocks)
I've been looking forward to this one since I heard that James Corden was returning to DW to reprise his role as Craig. I thought The Lodger was one of the best episodes of S5 and I've enjoyed Gareth Roberts' work on both DW and SJA, so I was predisposed to like Closing Time anyway.

And like it I did.

You've redecorated! I don't like it. )
caz963: (Eleven sitting TIA)
I've been AWOL from here for a while and didn't get around to posting my thoughts on The Girl Who Waited )

I said after LKH that I was looking to the four standalone episodes between LKH and the series finale to regenerate my enthusiasm for Doctor Who, and I have to say that the three that have aired so far have been some of the most enjoyable episodes of S6.

The God Complex was creepy and claustrophobic, starting out as one thing and turning into another. Toby Whithouse is forever on my "good" list for penning School Reunion, and here again, he gets to show us something of the Doctor's darker side and to get under his skin, just a little. It's not that we were told anything we didn't already know - I suppose I just wasn't expecting it at this point in the series.
Read more... )
caz963: (River big gun)
Anyone who reads my LJ either regularly or just for telly-related stuff knows (I hope) that I try to offer a considered opinion and to express my views politely.

BUT )
caz963: (Ten LoTL)
My last post about the last ep of DW was more about all the unanswered questions that have been left hanging for three months rather than the episode itself, so now I've had a chance to rewatch it, I've got More Thoughts.

So let me show you them )
caz963: (Eleven ACC)
So, revealed at last, River Song is -

Spoilers! )
caz963: (ye hande)
Anyone who's been paying attention, will know of my love for the CBBC show Horrible Histories. It won the award for Best Sketch Show at this year's British Comedy Awards (a kids' show - gasp!) and deservedly so. It's the BBC at its best - educational AND entertaining.

Each episode contains a song which uses a recognisable style - from Gilbert and Sullivan to rap - and in the first episode of the new series (which started today) we got Dick Turpin by way of Adam Ant, even down to the drumming and the "huh!" :-)


caz963: (doctor donna wtf)
This is kind of a difficult review to write because the episode itself wasn't really all that much to write home about, was it? So here are some brief thoughts before I head off into other territory, because I have a rant brewing.

NB - Spoilers for the next episode beneath the cut.

I'm starting to wonder whether I know what the hell to make of this show anymore... )
caz963: (Eleven sitting TIA)
... but i'm so tired I can't think straight anyway, so I thought I might as well add my crackpot / exhaustion induced theories to the pile.

I watched The Rebel Flesh again the other night and remembered some of the stuff I forgot to put in my original post.

ETA - I refer to the synopsis for ep 7 in this

exhausted DW ramblings this way... )
I'm about to take a nose-dive into the laptop, so I'll stop there although I'm sure I've left something out. I'd love to hear your theories, too - crackpot or otherwise :-)
caz963: (Eleven Team Tardis)
Well. That was an improvement on Fear Her wasn't it?

Trust me... )
caz963: (DW Idris - alive)
Predictably, I’ve got more to say about The Doctor’s Wife. I was so “up” after it finished, and I knew I was missing things out or glossing over things in the post I wrote after the episode aired so I wanted to come back to them and mull over them for a bit.

thinky-thoughts this way )
caz963: (gromit hand face)
Does anyone in the UK actually take Eurovision seriously? I mean, we all watch it to take the piss, don't we?

The thing is, it doesn't even fall into the category of something that's so bad, it's good. It's just... BAD.

I know this is said year after year, but we all know damn well this isn't a song contest. And even if it were, how can you possibly make any value judgements about songs that come from such musically disparate places? Apples and Oranges.

I think they should bring back Sir Tel. At least he was intentionally funny!

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