I did say I had quite a few lowculture
articles planned for this week; actually I was going to do one more, about Ben Whishaw in Cock
at the Royal Court, but since that sold out long before it opened there didn't seem much point.
Instead, starting with last Thursday, I previewed Misfits
, E4's new "Heroes
" show from Merlin
writer Howard Overman, starring the young man in my avatar, Spring Awakening
's Iwan Rheon as one of a bunch of ASBO kids who get hit by magic!lightning and develop superpowers. Actually, I really enjoyed the first episode, it didn't take itself too seriously and was nicely shot and acted. Fingers crossed the series keeps up this standard. I toyed with a couple of titles for this one including "I Can't Believe It's Not Heroes
" but since Rheon's character can turn invisible I went for I see right through you
On Friday there was a show that needed no introduction, especially not on lowculture
, but I did one anyway: The return of Beautiful People
- How I got my second series
Last night of course there was the first Doctor Who
episode in ages. Oh yes, I'll have plenty to say about that once I've watched it a second time, but for now this was my preview of "The Waters of Mars:" Borrow my chapstick? Actually you can keep it.
And today's article is about a BBC4 show (because we like a bit of high culture now and then innit,) Enid
, with Helena Bonham Carter as Ms Blyton. My main childhood memories of Enid Blyton's books concern The Famous Five
, so I played it safe and stuck to that, and jokes about casual racism, obviously. Five go divorcing
And that's it for now.