Wendy’s Week of TV 2.0: Donna is my favourite. So there.

If it’s Sunday morning it must be time for Wendy’s week of TV 2.0.
If it’s not Sunday then I look like a bit of an eejit and you’ve no doubt stopped reading this post already.
Let’s get to business and see what I watched this week.

Sunday: Well of course it was the Doctor which concludes tonight. For indepth commentary and insightful analysis I once again direct you to Circulating Library. For my own observations I will just say that:
1.I adore John Simms playing the villainous Master
2. What is going to happen tonight??? I can barely contain my excitement and sadness.
3. Donna is my favourite of all the companions. So there.

I then watched Bones and recorded Monty Python. Dr Brennan wears interesting earrings for a lead TV character I think. Because I am a recent convert to Bones, I’m wondering who the new guy is in the lab? I need to watch a few more episodes before I can offer anything more insightful than that I’m afraid. Apart from the obvious – David Boreanz is quite easy on the eye.

Monday: I ate my dinner and watch Monty Python which also concludes tonight. It was all very interesting. How sad that they all look so old now. I was impressed with Steve Coogan’s ability to recite sketches word for word. I like Monty Python but I’m not that much of a fan. How interesting to see the seeds of Basil Fawlty in almost every character John Cleese played. No-one does a frustrated, uptight, seething Brit like him.
Then while I was at choir I recorded the good ole Big Bang Theory. It wasn’t the strongest of episodes but Sheldon’s involuntary imitation of his Texan parents having an argument was worth an actual laugh out loud. Good work!

Tuesday: Big Love. They were all on some kind of pilgrimage holiday across the country. I missed the first five minutes so I had to catch up as it went along. Anyway long story short, the daughter had a miscarriage, the son has a crush on Margie and poor Bill got left behind at a picnic area. It doesn’t sound that interesting but trust me, really it is.

Wednesday: I took a stand. Well it was more like a half a stand and did not watch Spicks and Specks. I did have it on the background while I faffed on the computer. And you know what, I didn’t have the urge to turn around once. This is disappointing as I used to like Spicks and Specks a lot. To win me back they will have to stop their own faffing about between games and pick up the pace. Come on please people or I have fears for your future. You will either be cancelled or sold to Channel 10. And no-one wants to see either of those outcomes.

Then I turned off Hungry Beast. Is that program supposed to be comedy. If so there’s two explanations.
1. It’s not
2. I’m old and way out of it’s demographic.
Or perhaps it’s a little bit of both.

I did sit down at 9:30 and enjoy the IT Crowd though. While Roy and Moss tried to be Real Men (and failed miserably), Jen found herself dating a man who looked like a magician. Excellent.

Thursday: I continued my half-hearted watching of The Seven Ages of Rock. This week was British Indie music. It was all about The Smiths apparently…and then Oasis. WHAT? I may be missing something in my understanding of RAWK history but how a whole program devoted to British music from the late 70s until the mid 90s cannot mention The Cure once seems a little baffling. Are they somehow considered mainstream? I would not have thought so.

Friday: I attempted to watch some television but after a full day of Orientation of our new students I was exhaustipated and fell asleep by 7:30 in front of the television, missing Colbert and Father Ted completely. I set the recorder for Breaking Bad and was in bed by 9 with a headache.

Saturday: I caught some Winter Olympics, watching the endless repeats of the shiny toothed Mormon snowboarder winning a gold medal. Well done etc. My goodness though, is it just me or is that ice dancing excruciatingly boring? And I continued to marvel at the danger of the “sliding” sports. This week it is the Skeleton. Where it gets its name from I do not know, but it looks freaking scary.

Then at the advice of Catriona at Circulating Library and Cindy 2paw I had recorded Burn Notice on Wednesday. Fast, enjoyable, voiceover narration always a plus. I understand nothing technical but I’m sure you can actually turn a mobile phone into a listening device…somehow. I shall try to remember to record again.

Rockwiz: repeat but nevertheless entertaining. Tina Arena hey. I watched a lot of Young Talent Time as a young person. Both Tina and I have aged somewhat since those days. She is still tiny though. And the guy from the Tea Party. Not a fan, but the duet at the end was pretty good.

And I have still to watch Breaking Bad.


6 Responses to “Wendy’s Week of TV 2.0: Donna is my favourite. So there.”

  1. 2paw says:

    When Dr Bones’ lab intern(?) went all serial murderer helper, she couldn’t decide on a new intern so there is a pool of them and they rotate through each episode.
    MrsDrWho and I have unceremoniously dumped HB. We must be old and the last season had too many walking war robots for me too.
    I am not up with BBT, I am going to watch seasons 1 and 2 on DVD and then ditto for season 3.
    Oh I can do a bit of Monty Python reciting and Cook and Moore too!!
    It was the set piece in the ice dancing where everyone has to do the same thing, through twice. There is an original dance (with a set theme) and then the free dance, think Torvill and Dean’s Bolero.
    Oh Burn Notice!! I shall send you some….
    I have seen the end of Doctor Who already. I shall say nothing….

  2. Wendy says:

    Ooh that would be lovely..some Burn Notices.
    Now I understand why the ice dancing may have been particularly boring.
    Your silence re Doctor Who is much appreciated. Doctor fans are very considerate in that way I find re spoilers.

    I do hope you enjoy the BBT.
    That makes sense now re Bones. So much to catch up on. 🙂

  3. Sue says:

    The good points about Burn Notice is not really about the voice over – it is more about the eye candy. Sorry, but someone had to say it… 🙂

  4. Wendy says:

    Thank you Sue for that insightful contribution 😉
    You may be right!

  5. Sue says:

    Pity my insight was ruined by my poor grammar/spelling skills… 🙂

  6. Wendy says:

    haha…i’m particularly unobservant so I didn’t notice!

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