Blightyvision: “Coupling”

Like “Friends,” but British and funny. Created by Steven Moffat Starring Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt, Ben Miles, and Richard Coyle A while back, I was complaining to a male friend that I couldn’t wrap my head around how guys think.  His answer wasn’t a man-ish attempt at brotherly solidarity, a “men […]

Posted on July 1, 2010 at 01:39 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · 8 Comments
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Blightyvision: “Casanova”

Or: “David Tennant Fangirl Catnip” Written and created by Russell T. Davies Starring David Tennant, Peter O’Toole, Laura Fraser, and Nina Sosanya If you want a strong script from RTD, you need only do two things: take away his aliens, and let him write about sex.  If you want a strong performance from David Tennant, […]

Blightyvision: “Life on Mars”

We see you, M6620, but the virgins don’t. Created by Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan, and Ashley Pharaoh Starring John Simm and Philip Glenister Sam Tyler was in an accident and woke up in 1973. Is he mad, in a coma, or back in time? As it turns out, he’s in the year 2035, stuck in […]

Blightyvision: “Jeeves & Wooster”

Based on the works of P.G. Wodehouse Adapted by Clive Exton Starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie The story goes that when Fry and Laurie were offered the roles of Jeeves and Wooster in a 23-episode ITV series back in 1990, they turned down the roles for fear that the public would never accept them […]

Blightyvision: “Slings and Arrows” Series 1

Created by Susan Coyne, Bob Martin, and Mark McKinney Starring Paul Gross, Martha Burns, and Stephen Ouimette Madness, infidelity, swordfights, and a ghost who cannot rest until his final wish is fulfilled — that’s what the New Burbage Theatre Festival has to offer in their latest season. Oh, and they might be putting on Hamlet, […]

Posted on May 27, 2010 at 00:00 by Kara Dennison · Permalink · Comments Closed
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TV Ghoul Pool – Boston Legal

The new Fall season is beginning to shape up and with it, the casualties of the Fall season. Shows will be axed in as little as two viewings. Eventually, TV Ghoul Pool will be keeping a close eye on those brave shows. Right now, let’s take a moment to remember those shows that have faced […]

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 03:33 by Neva Reese · Permalink · Comments Closed
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