Tag: TV

Too much good TV?

I've been a very bad boy. Well, if my TV viewing habits are anything to go by. I'm so behind in terms of all the shows I enjoy watching. While that in itself isn't necessarily a bad thing, as I could probably do with less screen time full stop, it leaves me with the worry ...

Eurovision: the morning after

Well, that was interesting, wasn't it? I think Lisbon did a fantastic job of hosting this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Yes, a few of the interval pieces dragged a little, and yes, some of the 'natural' conversations between hosts and entrants were a little strained - but aren't they always? The set was amazing, many ...

Hitting the hotel gym

A short update from the front lines of the battle against my belly bulge... Amazing myself (really!), I visited my hotel gym here in Edinburgh both last night and this morning! The gym itself is very new and clean - and above all, pretty deserted. Just how I like it. I can't bear a busy ...

Looking forward to ‘Altered Carbon’

I thoroughly enjoyed Richard Morgan's 'Altered Carbon' and was excited to hear it was being adapted for TV in the form of a Netflix show. I love good, well thought out sci-Fi and this book has it in spades. Set five hundred years in the future, humans have developed the technology that allows us to ...

Star Trek: Discovery goes out on a bang!

Wow. I'm not sure how to describe how I felt once last night's episode of Star Trek: Discovery was over. I mean, I knew it represented a mid-season pause in the schedule, with no new episodes until January. So that meant a little disappointment. Note: some spoilers below! In fact, many spoilers below.  Disappointment at the scheduling ...

Star Trek: Discovery renewed for a second season!

Excellent news, fellow geeks: Star Trek: Discovery has been confirmed for a second season. That nagging doubt at the back of my mind that we would only get one season - for any number of reasons - has evaporated, and I can enjoy the show more than ever. Just in time, too, as last night's ...

The Punisher is on his way

Starting November 11th on Netflix, Marvel's latest series "The Punisher" hits our screens. Not literally - although it may feel like that after a couple of episodes. You might remember Frank Castle from his appearance in the second series of Daredevil. This time round, the focus is on him and the show looks to be ...

Some thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery

We're five episodes into the first season of Star Trek: Discovery and it's safe to say I'm hooked. It's turned out to be a better show than I could have hoped for! With high production values (no wobbly sets or dodgy make-up), interesting characters and a fair bit of moral ambiguity, it makes for compelling ...

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Terry Wogan, RIP

I woke this morning to news of yet another sad 2016 celebrity death. Jesus, but this year has been rough on our collected talent so far. David Bowie, Alan Rickman and now Terry Wogan. Each different, each using their talents to make lots of people very happy.