TV: Survivors (1 – 23 November 2008)

Good show, originally uploaded by Thoroughly Good.

Rather enjoyed Survivors on BBC One this evening. I was surprised. I heard of one review which was quite damning of it. Sadly, I can’t retrieve the link now, the bad review was one of those “word of mouth things”.

Doesn’t matter now. I don’t really care. I know I enjoyed it. I was gripped. I rather liked Max Beesley (and his character), the woman from in Bonekickers now playing the lead in Survivors and was rather pleased to see Doctor Who’s Freema again too. This bloke seemed good too although annoyingly I had to rely on the website to remind me where I’d seen him before – in Nip/Tuck.

In fact, everyone and everything seemed pretty damn good. So much so, I took a picture and titled it thus. I’m shameless me.

Naturally, I think it’s important to source other’s almost real-time assessments. Apart from @aarons whose opening gambit left me confused, I’m delighted to discover that @penelopeese registered a strong reaction. @millymum gave the first episode a good score. @sicross seemed to like it too. I hope @markiddon sticks with it.

More here.

David Blaine & his latest stunt

Meeting David Blaine, originally uploaded by Moriartys.

David Blaine has begun his latest stunt involving him hanging upside-down 60 feet from the ground for almost three days.

In addition to finding myself now irreconcilably irritated by the man, I can’t help feeling a little peeved he didn’t approach me when he drew up plans for his latest effort.

If he had bothered to consult me I would have introduced a little bit more jeopardy into proceedings. I’m confident things would have been far more exciting if he had allowed me to judge exactly how long he remained upside down instead of the rather paltry 3 days he’s attempting at the moment.

And, if he really can withstand the regime I have in mind for him, then I would have nominated myself to cut the chord and insisted nothing broke his fall underneath.