12.11.10

CLUED TO
THE BOX

As the nights are getting darker luckily
the telly is getting better.

My new favourites include Human Target
and The Event, both fast paced
edge-of-your-seat stuff.

In the Human Target Christopher Chance (played
by Mark Valley) (below top), a bodyguard and
security expert protects his clients by completely
integrating himself into their lives to become
the "human target" to flush out the baddies.

Full of super stunts and astute banter it's
entertainment at its best. The slightly "darker"
The Event's (above bottom) plot centers on the
presence of extraterrestrial people who have
been detained by the United States Government
for over 60 years but have now become
exposed to the general public.


Old choices returning with new series keeping
me clued to the box are
RuPaul's Drag Race 2
(below), the ever brilliant
The Mentalist,
hilarious as ever Giles Coren and Sue Perkins
living
The Good Life and the affable and
informative
Edwardian Farm.

In Season 3 of The Mentalist Patrick (Simon Baker)
(below top) continues his hunt for Red John. Made
with subtle humour and excellent storylines this
is one programme yet to disappoint.


I wanted the gorgeous Raven (above bottom) to
win the second Drag Race from the very
beginning but alas she came second.

My other favourites were the sassy
Morgan
McMichaels and the hilarious Pandora Boxx.
The hair, make-up and outfits are as outlandish
as the personalities: bitching on wheels galore!
And of course Ru herself is on form with her
stunning gowns. Can't wait for race n:o 3!


Food critic Giles and comedian Sue (above middle)
have embarked on
hairbrained schemes
before and this time is no exception.

In celebration of the classic sitcom
The Good Life's
35th birthday, they step back in time to 1975 to find
out what it takes to make the self-sufficient dream a
reality. If the first episode is anything to go
by the series is going to be a hoot, I was
sniggering all the way through.


In the Edwardian Farm archaeologists Alex
and Peter and historian Ruth (above bottom)
attempt to bring Morwellham Quay in
Devon back to life as it was in its
Edwardian heyday.

This is the third series from the intrepid team
as they live a full calendar year emulating the
"ye olde days". The previous experiments
were set in Tudor and Victorian times.
Funny and thoroughly enjoyable,
relaxing yet educational
entertainment.


I was really looking forward to Season 4 of
The Big Bang Theory but after two episodes
I have to say: same old same old.

Of course Sheldon is still funny but maybe
three series was enough? I'll watch the rest
of it but so far it's not looking good ...



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