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RE: Top 100 TV/Radio end of 2012 - 1/1/2013 11:25:52 AM   
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More to do with my character, not appearance I think


The character of being a woman, you mean?


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RE: Top 100 TV/Radio end of 2012 - 1/1/2013 11:29:30 AM   
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ORIGINAL: matty_b

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ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

More to do with my character, not appearance I think


The character of being a woman, you mean?



You have a woman's character, my lord! I'll wager that character has never had sixteen shipwrecked mariners tossing in it.

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RE: Top 100 TV/Radio end of 2012 - 1/1/2013 4:35:11 PM   
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Last few reviews of the year:

TVM: One Christmas (Tony Bill, 1994) – Truman Capote’s misery memoir, with moments of catharsis, gets the superior TV treatment, thanks to a wobbly-voiced Kate Hepburn (in her last film) and The Fonz. A lot of authors seem to have had feckless fathers (similar pipe dreamers turn up in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Parenthood and Imaginary Crimes), but the familiarity of the story does little to dim its resonance, and there is at least some ray-of-light reward for braving its bleakness. (3)

*MINOR SPOILERS*
The Snowman and the Snowdog (Hilary Audus, 2012)
– It was never going to touch the original (to which it adheres too slavishly) and the sleigh race wasn’t very good, but for the most part I enjoyed this: the opening, with the dog’s death, was beautifully handled, it was all very handsome to look at and the final shot was very moving. (3)

Room on the Broom (Jan Lachauer and Max Lang, 2012) – OK animation: rather repetitive and Simon Pegg’s narration didn’t quite work, but the last five was really good. (2.5)

Downton Abbey Christmas Special 2012 (Andy Goddard, 2012)
– Wow, that was the most boring episode of Downton EVER! Branson’s a good actor, though. I’m not sure what the fuck Phoebe Nicholls was doing. I liked her a lot in Brideshead (the best thing ever on TV), but she really phoned in this one. (2)

Homeland: Season 2 (2012) – “If you are in a minority of one,” Gandhi once opined, “the truth is still the truth.” I’m going to now completely trivialise that quote by applying it to a review of a TV show. Though the backlash has now started and we’ve all stopped watching Homeland because it’s really shit and unrealistic and like 24 or something, and the first season was well better and now it’s just embarrassing and they should have stopped it after 12 episodes rather than spinning it out and Claire Danes hasn’t taken her bra off, not even once, I actually think this second season of Homeland was probably slightly better than the first. The opening two episodes were arguably the finest so far and while Brody’s Norman Wisdom-esque escapades got a bit silly at times (particularly in episodes 3 and 10), and the hit-and-run subplot was possibly the least interesting thing that has ever happened in the world, I thought the acting from Danes, Lewis and particularly Potinkin was tremendous and the programme developed both in the ways that you wanted it to… and in ways that you’d never expect. All rather excellent. Can't wait for the next shit season that none of us are going to watch. (3.5)

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RE: Top 100 TV/Radio end of 2012 - 1/1/2013 6:32:57 PM   
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This is all the TV stuff I watched last year. I can't decide which of the top two I liked the best. If the second episode of Sherlock had been as good as the two either side, it would have walked it.

1. Parks and Recreation (S4, 2012) (4)
2. Sherlock (S2, 2011)
3. The Office (US) (S2, 2005-6)
4. Terriers (2010)
5. Community (S1, 2009-10)
6. Community (S2, 2010-11)

7. Sherlock (S1, 2010) (3.5)
8. The Office (US) (S3, 2006-7)
9. Homeland (S2, 2012)
10. The Office (US) (S5, 2008-9)

11. The Office (US) (S6, 2009-10)
12. Homeland (S1, 2011)
13. Community (S3, 2011-12)
14. A Letter to Elia (Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones, 2010)
15. The Office (US) (S4, 2007-8)
16. The Race That Shocked the World (Daniel Gordon, 2012)
17. One Christmas (Tony Bill, 1994) (3)
18. The Snowman and the Snowdog (Hilary Audus, 2012)
19. The Hour (S1, 2011)
20. The Office (S1, 2005)

21. The Office (S7, 2010-11)
22. Elgar: Portrait of a Composer (Ken Russell, 1962)
23. Charlie Brooker’s 2011 Wipe
24. Downton Abbey (S3, 2012)
25. 30 Rock (S1, 2007-8)
26. Hawking (2004) (2.5)
27. Room on the Broom (Jan Lachauer and Max Lang, 2012)
28. 30 Rock (S2, 2008-9)
29. The Office (S8, 2011-12)
30. Downton Abbey (Christmas Special, 2012)

31. Songs of Sandy Denny at the Barbican (2012) (2)


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