Category Archives: TV

Top Of The Lake

When I first saw this lurking without fanfare in the TV pages & on iPlayer I was already too worn out by ineffective attempts to reproduce the success of Forbrydelsen (the original Danish version of The Killing) including of course the subsequent Danish sequels. It seems these days you can almost hear the cynical, dead…

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No conspiracy here…

TV is shit, but it is too shit to be a weapon of oppression.

There have been several times when I have considered that there might be intelligent design behind the vast majority of dross on TV. An evil cabal plotting to keep the masses passive by spoon feeding us anaesthetics via the media. Mind numbing pap to dull the wit and destroy the soul. I couldn’t possibly entertain that idea any more though….

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Richard Hammond’s Journey to…hell

The new Richard Hammond show “Richard Hammond’s Journey To…” has two USPs (Unique Selling Points). 1. CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) – special effects to pre-digital consumers 2. Richard Hammod – a carefully choreographed ‘tongue in cheek, affable’ presenter with bad hair So to justify using a presenter from Top Gear, whose cheeky, nice boy persona…

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