So much of what we watch on television these days is now internationally accessible, so I’d like to hear your views on the TV of today today (and of yesterday, er, tomorrow; retro TV is tomorrow’s topic, which should be amusing).
Last year’s television highlights?
I thought the BBC excelled themselves with Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain, (Dr Iain Stewart’s) Earth: The Power of the Planet, the second series of Elephant Diaries and the five-part thriller written by Peter Moffat, Criminal Justice.
Such programmes make paying the licence fee bearable, don’t they? Maybe. Just.
I’ve enjoyed witnessing George Galloway’s displays of sharp wit and moral strength on The Real Deal and Comment (Press TV), Sky’s continued high standards in their sports coverage (if not, like the BBC, their news coverage), and it’s always nice to laugh at the atrocious auditions and tears of the deluded on X Factor (ITV).
What do you remember as the hits and misses from last year’s TV schedules?
Also, are you tired of ‘celebrities’ (I realise it’s a dubious tag in some cases) being locked in a house, banished to the jungle or sent to the kitchen where we are encouraged to watch them – usually over several long, agonising weeks – as they learn how to sing/dance/ice skate/cook/train dogs to navigate obstacle courses and complete other tasks that, frankly, I’m gratefully ignorant of? I know I am.
The chatroom is open, and will be for another hour, so drop in and we’ll talk TV.
Happy Birthday to Calibwam and Liam.