October 12th, 2008

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'Secret Smile' and 'Mansfield Park'

So, I'm beginning to go through my scads of Billie Piper, David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston and Catherine Tate filmographies. I've already discussed (ad nauseum) Secret Diary of a Call Girl and, no doubt, will continue to do so, but here are some older projects, one with Billie, the other with David. (I've got Second Coming with Chris Eccleston, and Starter for Ten with Catherine Tate next.) Anyhoo, on with my thoughts on both productions below, obviously spoilers (especially for the plot/ending of SS.)

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'Terminator' gets 2 additional scripts ordered!!! Yay!!

On the heels of CBS' The Mentalist, which thus far is the TV season's biggest freshman hit, getting an order for a half-dozen additional scripts, two other new-ish series have received perhaps-significant votes of confidence.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, technically a second-year show but one still anxiously awaiting a back-nine order, has been given the go-ahead for two more scripts — this in the wake of increasing ratings in its fifth week.
Source: TVGuide.com

Yay, I'm thrilled about this. Woohoo!! (And, a yay for The Mentalist too. It's such an enjoyable show, and I re-iterate to all on my flist, if you like Bones, you'll probably like this if for no reason beyond the two leads' relationship. And besides, Simon Baker, is dishy.
Dr Who (9) - WTF

Doctor Who 1x09 "The Empty Child" rewatch-review

As I've stated elsewhere, once I finished season two of New Who, I was going to rewatch and review what I call my "Her Name was Rose" collection (click here for the full list of episodes). I've done the first eight episodes of series one; here comes number nine (as with all two/three-parters, I'm still only doing these one episode at a time).

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'Cold Case' ... Just knocking it out of the park this season! (+ TAR)

I think this is the first time I've written a post where Cold Case was the main subject, but this season has just been stellar so far. I know it's only three episodes in, but I've teared up and shed a tear or two at each one and just found so very much to enjoy. It is so, so much better than the last two seasons. I don't know what kick-started them into gear, but they are just doing fabulous so far.

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