Right, time to grab this thread by the scruff of its neck as I've been neglecting it (and the forum as a whole) in recent weeks.
First things first - after two highly enjoyable years I've reluctantly decided to draw my TV Eye column on Blog Central to a close, partly due to work commitments, partly due to the need to focus on developing my own website. My posts were getting more and more infrequent and I've been finding it difficult to make the time to write something every month.
However, I do hope to keep things alive on here a bit more regularly, so... here's a few thoughts on recent bits 'n' bobs...
Heroes, season 4: I just can't bring myself to watch it after such a disappointing season 3.
Being Human: Following on from Kevin's comments... I do think Russell Tovey is a fine young actor but his performance (or character of George rather) in the first episode was far too OTT and seemed very out of character. I like the show as a whole but am becoming increasingly annoyed by the character of Annie, I just don't think they thought the whole ghost concept through; maybe it's me but I just don't understand how she can be a ghost yet suddenly now everyone can see her and she's able to get a job in a pub??? And the 'comedy' scenes in the pub were just excruciating to watch. They'd have been better to make her a zombie... surely simpler?!
The Persuasionists: new sitcom on BBC2 with Adam Buxton and Simon Farnaby (Bunny And The Bull). Not even worthy of a pilot on BBC Three, the first episode was so poor I had to switch it off. Mind-bogglingly awful.
Wallander: loving the desolate tone to these crime dramas, it just feels really fresh with it being set in Sweden, and Branagh continues to do a fantastic job in the title role.
Glee: against my better judgement, and on Puppy's recommendation, I decided to give this a try... and you know what, it's infectious and I'm hooked. As is my normally cynical flatmate, to my even greater surprise. Really good characters, very funny in places, and a joy to watch.
First things first, stay calm.