Sadly there won't be any more Dresden Files episodes, I gather the pilot wasn't taken up. While it was a fun series, I much preferred the original books (by Jim Butcher), they are simultaneously darker, scarier, and funnier...
Well, the series is certainly good enough that I'm wanting to check out the books, so that's good :)
Got about 3 episodes to go until I finish the show's run of 12. The previous three suddenly jumped from being kind of ordinary, to rather watchable, so I hope the season ends well.
The books are great. I've read all but two.
a couple of episodes a day you say?
Yeah, only a couple. Monday nights is my big night with four shows on TV.
Most of the others, like ReGenesis, Dresden Files,
etc. I've added at most a half-dozen or so episodes since my my last post on the subject over a month ago
. I haven't watched any more episodes of Masters of Horror
season 2, Journeyman (actually, I won't be watching any more of this at all), Eureka, Q.I., Samurai Champloo
or original Twilight Zone
. No reason with most, just haven't gotten back to them.
Did make a serious dent while in Melbourne, because for a chunk of the time I was exhausted/sick, so watching stuff was my main passtime. And over the last few days the cold seems to be making a reappearance, so I might get through a few this week as well.
Not counting the DW's in my tally, since I'm going through them for a panel, though I'm enjoying them, naturally :)
I grabbed the DVD of Skins at JB yesterday. Looks like it's got all the video diaries and extra stuff for each episode. Yay!
Cool! I'll be adding the DVD to my ever-growing list of shows I have to buy.
Stargate Atlantis - I'm a half dozen episodes into season 2, and it's never boring. I don't know that it's good enough that I would buy the series on DVD, but I'm certainly enjoying watching it. Ideal check-your-brain-at-the-door entertainment.
If you like commentaries or behind the scenes information at all, I would strongly suggest getting the SGA DVDs. I've never been someone who listens to commentaries, but when I was renting the SGA DVDs I accidentally put one on (David Hewlett and Martin Gero together) and....yeah, the commentaries are worth the price of the DVDs alone.
2008-03-03 02:05 am (UTC)
Re: Random Drive-By
I love extras on DVDs, especially commentaries. There are bad ones naturally, but a really good commentary is great entertainment in and of itself, plus they can also furnish you with all sorts of extra info on the making of a show.
Thanks for the recommendation. I'll see how I progress with SGA as to whether I buy them or not, but I certainly know enough people who would be likely to own them to get a loan at some point :)
Try Primeval. Series Two gets very gritty in places and the cg monsters are all good.
I've got the DVD. Just need to hope no one buys it off me *grin*
I've found Sarah Connor Chronicles
to be pretty woeful so far, other than in a River Tam Beats Up Everyone
sense. Terrible re-use of movie lines and hopelessly elaborate plot devices have made me cringe. Plus, I just can't shake the feeling that Future John Connor sent back a sexy terminator rather than the familiar Gubernator type because his extremely limited social contact during his adolescence meant that his masturbatory fantasies were drifting towards either overly-muscled men, or his mother.
If you missed the premiere of Jekyll
on ABC1 last night, I'd recommend checking it out. I rather enjoyed it.
I suppose I can see all the ways in which it should have sucked but it doesn't. If this was an sf series not based on the Terminator universe, I'd quite like it. As it is, I do like it, but just treat it like Battlestar Gallactica - same base ideas, different universe.
I've seen all of Jekyll, variable but over all quite good. Unfortunately I didn't like the ending, but that may have been personal taste. I'd certainly still recommend it as a worthwhile watch though.
Insomnia... I often wonder how much responsibility it holds for the lack of my own... sanity. Seriously, I'm legally and technically insane.
Mythbusters and Top Gear... LOVE 'em! In fact I reluctantly take credit for the redo of the Jato Impala redo. I went to the board and stated all sorts of things that were wrong. Shame the car completely blew up. Those were some nice mags, too. Whatta waste. (By the way, speaking of cars, I just bought a 1956 Chevy Belair! It's nothing more than a rolling chassis but still... it will be fun to rebuild!)
Top Gear, the trip to America they had was a BLAST!
If you ever want find a show called Cities of the Underworld. if it's unavailable to you I can record it to DVD and send it. Though we have NTSC here, I think you run on PAL format.
I wrote about Top Gear a few weeks back, urging people to watch it because it was the Reliant Robin Re-usable Rocket episode. Great stuff.
The visit to the US where they had to buy cars for under $1000 and travel across the country was amazing... and really scary when they got to the South!
Cities of the Underworld looks intriguing, and it's available as torrent files, so I'm going to have to give it a look. Thank you! :)
I haven't been that enamoured by Torchwood Season 2. Yeah, it's better - but only in the sense that the episodes have less of a cringe factor.
Joe Lidster's episode (ep 8) was rather good. And I liked Meat and Adam (eps 4 and 5), even if Meat suffered from swooping camera syndrome. But, none of the episodes have been outstanding or so good that I would watch the series if it wasn't loosely connected to Who.
none of the episodes have been outstanding or so good that I would watch the series if it wasn't loosely connected to Who.
Which is fair enough. I still wouldn't own it on DVD, but I am enjoying watching it. If it had been as bad as first season though, it may have gotten two episodes before I gave up on it. That said, the most recent storyline has felt like a bit of a worthless exercise, though episode 8 was very good.