Archive for the ‘Television: British and Canadian’ Category

Blightyvision: “Catherine Tate: Laughing at the Noughties”

Presented by Catherine Tate Directed by Richard Dean and Mark Jones People who are casual Britcom watchers don’t necessarily grasp the fact that UK comedy is an ever-evolving creature.  Much like American comedy (and possibly even more so), it changes with regards to political climate, societal divides, and — more often than not — itself.  And […]

Posted on March 8, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss”

Written and presented by Mark Gatiss Directed by John Das There are very few things more fun to see on television than a celeb geeking out about their personal fandoms, and the UK’s short-series documentaries give us plenty of opportunity to see that.  Mark Gatiss is one of the more recent participants in this style […]

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Mad Dogs” Series 2

Written by Cris Cole Directed by James Hawes Starring Philip Glenister, Max Beesley, John Simm, and Marc Warren In its first series, “Mad Dogs” managed to tell a whole lot of story that theoretically could have left off on its bizarre cliffhanger.  The quick version?  Four guys find themselves abroad with a dead best friend, no cell phones, […]

Posted on February 23, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Eternal Law”

Written and created by Matthew Graham and Ashley Pharoah Directed by Adrian Shergold and Jamie Payne Starring Ukweli Roach, Samuel West and Orla Brady For the majority of my pre-college schooling, I was at the top of my class.  One day in fourth grade as an experiment, rather than turning in my usual caliber of homework, I put […]

Blightyvision: “Misfits”

Created by Howard Overman Starring Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Antonia Thomas, Robert Sheehan and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett Overall, I do take recommendations very seriously.  My viewing list is huge, so I have to triage the recommendations a bit, but the proddings of both a friend with good taste and the fine folks at Hulu finally made […]

Posted on February 9, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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“Mighty Boosh” movie in the works.

Think you can handle Howard Moon and Vince Noir on the big screen?  Noel Fielding has faith in your abilities. Metro has just dropped the news that Fielding and collaborator Julian Barratt are teaming up to make a “Mighty Boosh” film.  There’s no word on what it will be about –then again, “Boosh” is not […]

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 11:25 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision Special: “Much Ado About Nothing”

Starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate Directed by Josie Rourke Theatre, especially London theatre, is such a mess when it comes to seeing (or rather not seeing) performances.  It’s not like movies, where time and money and intention will get you to it at some point.  You can have the time and location and finances […]

Blightyvision: “Sherlock” Series 2

Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss Written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, and Steve Thompson Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Andrew Scott After the ending of the first series of Sherlock, a friend tweeted desperately to Steven Moffat that clearly he forgot to deliver the next episode to the BBC.  For more than […]

Producers Guild of America Awards

Well, it’s sort of coming out at a bad time, considering Sundance is going on right now, but the Producers Guild of America held their awards show this weekend and we may be getting a good look at a barometer for the Oscars. The Artist has picked up another ‘Best Picture’ award, this one the […]

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 22:56 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Blightyvision: “Treasure Island”

Directed by Steve Barron Adapted by Stewart Harcourt Starring Eddie Izzard, Toby Regbo and Rupert Penry-Jones If you had told College Me that Eddie Izzard would someday be killing it in a serious period drama, my response would likely have been “Right, and next you’ll be telling me that North kid will actually survive as a grown-up actor.”  […]

Posted on January 19, 2012 at 01:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · One Comment
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