I tend to watch mainly just the music channels on digital but only select ones. One of my favourite music channels VH1 Classic has now been rebranded as MTV Classic and what is the first thing they do to the channel? They plague it with the horrid R&B, Hip-Hop and Rave music I avoid at all costs.
As for 'other' programmes I tend to only watch the Grand Prix motor racing (which starts again in just over a weeks time) and the odd documentary of ancient British history (a subject that I used to be so fond of in my younger days but have since mellowed on it somewhat).
I miss the iplayer, and may be hitting it like a ton of bricks upon my return.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
I just watched The Special Relationship on iplayer. You wouldn't think it would be possible to make a dull insipid drama about how Clinton and Blair viewed each other, but you'll be wrong. HBO stuff is usually much more engaging than that.
Watched it. That in no way could be construed as drama. It was complete tosh, albeit watchable tosh. I almust guffawed when there was a sudden cut to people in a room (which has computers that can do anything) with people shouting: "This is the choice I didn't want to make!", "IT'S THE CHOICE YOU HAVE TO MAKE!"
I was also amused by MI5 being staffed by 3 people who all work out of one small room.
Hilarious stuff. I enjoyed it, but it was very very silly.
My day today will be spent watching the Singapore Grand Prix and the Snooker World Open semi finals. Also, Channel 5 had started to show a series about the Eddie Stobart empire which they are putting on every Thursday night. I'm wondering if at some point the Eddie Stobart warehouse where I currently work at will be featured.
Ah, Twin Peaks. I only ever caught the pilot, one episode that had a backwards talking dwarf and the movie. It was very strange.
Just started on Sapphire & Steel. I bought it aaaaaaaaaaages ago on the cheap and life was a bit mad at the time so it fell behind some other DVD's and I forgot all about it until I was looking for something else the other day! Three episodes in and it's still great. I haven't seen Assignment 6 or the second half of Assignment 2 before so looking forward to those episodes especially.
This weekend has mostly been about watching movies wit, coincidentally, Leonardo DiCaprio in them. Specifically Body of Lies and Blood Diamond.
It is quite striking how DiCaprio has matured into a very good, and quite versatile actor. A big contrast from the beginning of his career when he seemed to be getting cast simply because he was a pretty face.