Bone Idle

Jan. 29th, 2010 08:16 am
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I drove in today - normally, of course, I walk, but I'm still feeling pretty flaky, and I also wanted to take a detour via the Sorting Office to double-check that a missing eBay purchase wasn't languishing in the Royal Mail's dungeons sans Castle Fox notification card.

It wasn't :-/ So I'm chasing up the eBay seller at the moment. Joy.

I finished watching Edge of Darkness last night - good, good stuff from the 80s; quality drama, good storyline, excellent acting, but perhaps a little slow-paced compared to today's fare. On the other hand, I had a great time geeking out over all those 80s cars. The music is an Eric Clapton/Michael Kamen combo, and those two brought in David Sandborn to do the soundtrack to the first of the Lethal Weapons. The wheel turns full circle when you note that Mel Gibson was the star of Lethal Weapon, and he's again the star of the Edge of Darkness remake being released this year.

I've also just finished reading (well, actually, listening) to Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, mainly because that's the current discussion book for the Sword and Laser podcast. It had some nice touches, although I have to confess that I suspected whodunnit rather early on (perhaps as a consequence of the book's rather limited cast). Still, some interesting stuff therein, particularly about the psychology of a post-death society, and in a world of near-infinite resource, how they get around the money problem.
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Have just ordered Prison Break S2 off the 'bay.

I bought S1 a while back, on a whim, and really liked it. However, I'd heard conflicting opinions on the later series, so had shelved the idea of following the story any further. But then I lent the DVDs to a work colleague, who got, erm, a little obsessed with the programme (or Wentworth Miller in particular), and she then rented S2, and has been telling me that it's definitely worth seeing. So, she'd better be right...

The other shows I've been following at Castle Fox are Heroes (I've got S1 and S2, but have to wait until October for S3 to come out on DVD) and Battlestar Galactica (Seasons 1-3 watched, I own Razor but haven't watched it yet, and am hoping that they'll release S4 as one box set, rather than the two halves it's currently in).

So. Prison Break, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica. What else is good?


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