Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Telly Has Been Fine

I realised today that I've not written a post here for a while. I ascribe this to the fact that the last month or so of TV has been basically pretty good. I have greatly enjoyed Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Heroes, Heston Blumenthal in Search of Perfection and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, have liked a further few programmes moderately, and have steadfastly ignored others. No scandals have been unearthed for a while, and no game shows with fundamentally flawed concepts have been launched for me to mock. (Well, maybe one.) Idents have become pleasantly festive, and adverts annoyingly so. I have not watched ITV1.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, 6 December 2007

The Mid-Programme Squeeze

BBC2, not one minute ago, shrank Never Mind The Buzzcocks down into a tiny box to inform me about other shows that will be on later. They've been doing this a while, and Charlie Brooker is very cross. But when he was cross, it was when they squeezed programmes down during the end credits. Today they did it before the end credits, halfway through a sentence.

That had better have been some monkey pressing the wrong button. It was annoying when they started putting those "NEXT" boxes up. This isn't Dave. Get with it, BBC2.