Viper Squad Ten

[ Sunday, June 04, 2006 ]

TV Quick
Starbuck [00:26] Comments: 2 []
Not much time - it's an ad break - however:
  • Fight Club - good to see it (or at least the last third) again - possibly the most enjoyable film about self-harm ever

  • Rugby playing Matt Stevens from the X Factor: Battle of the Stars - a good singer, fair enough, but every night his facial expression - nay his entire stance - has been that of a toddler who's just produced an unexpectedly impressive log, and is quite delighted by the result.

  • There would be more, but the adverts will no doubt be almost at an end, and there's a drinkey-poo with my name on it. A more sober service will follow shortly.

  • 1.52am update Jesus, I've just watched this week's Dr Who episode (The Impossible Planet) "on demand".

    OK, so yesterday I was banging on about the ineffectual nature of The Supremeley Evil Being as an object of horror for the unbeliever, or something, however tonight's Who episode nailed it so firmly I was left in a gibbering mess all over the carpet. Though that might have had to do with the Glenfiddich.

    I know I rarely end up finding sufficient time to Whovangelise on VSX, which is a shame as the last two series have in my opinion been the best British television productions since, oh I don't know, Sapphire & Steel (the latter being good in the memory but no doubt shite in reality). Give or take a few less than wonderful episodes, of course (eps 1 of both new series - the other ones I'd originally taken umbridge with - Boom Town and The Girl In The Fireplace - have great replay value). Nope, I tend to end up writing more about Dr Who in response to articles on other blogs rather chronicling my sheer joy on these pages. That is, unless I am drunk, as is the case right now (2.12am as I type).

    However, drunk or not (or otherwise), tonight was a masterclass in the televisual control of tension, expectation and fear.

    Or was that the X Factor?

2 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger Fishcake, at June 04, 2006 11:16 pm  :

Matt Stevens- I always feel his stance and walk is more of a person who has a sore bum. And there's no way he should have got through tonight and not Chris Moyles.

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at June 05, 2006 11:02 am  :

He also has a stray arm being controlled by Jim Henson - very Kermit the Frog.

Additionally, he looks like comedian Stewart Lee whilst in slightly-plump-mode.

And he's got the eyebrows of a goat.

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