Monday, October 29, 2012

Mad Men: Season 5

The more I watch this series, the angrier I get that Don's feet are solidly planted in the past.

Doctor Who: Season 16

I almost missed that The Pirate Planet was penned by Douglas Adams. Not surprisingly, best episode so far.

The Legend of Boggy Creek

Scared the bejeezus out of a friend of mine when he was 7. Sadly, not as scary when viewed after 40.

The Battle of Algiers

If for no other reason, watch this for Morricone's musical realization of the word "anxiety". (Original title: La Battaglia di Algeri)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Being Human (UK series): Season 3

Gah! Same problem as Misfits-- they're getting rid of my favorite actors. How can I bear to watch the next season?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Being Human (UK series): Season 2

OK, I get it. The season finales are over the top, but the remaining episodes are more poignant than most everything on TV.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Is there such a genre as mock docudrama? Because I think Linklater has a lock on it here.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Leave it to the Norwegians to fashion an emotionally moving thriller. (Original title: Hodejegerne)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

30 Rock: Season 5

The actress who plays Jenna may drive me nuts, but her side projects are side-splitting.