TV – What Are You Watching? October 2009

Ashes To Ashes Cast

As time has gone on I’ve found myself becoming more and more disinterested in TV and concentrating on gaming for good stories and interesting concepts.

But there are still some programmes I’m happy to watch and recently we caught up on lots of stuff we’ve had sitting on the Sky+ Planner!

 

Hairy Bikers Tour Of Britain

Hairy Bikers

I love the Hairy Bikers. I’m not afraid to say it.

For those of you that don’t know the Hairy Bikers, they are two cooks that do mainly down to earth recipes and travel all over the world getting easy but tasty local recipes.

Well this time they are staying closer to home and taking in a tour of 30 British counties – making a traditional dish and also facing off against a local chef in each place.

If you like food then this has been an informative and lively series thus far (I’m almost halfway through the thirty 45 minute episodes) – definitely recommended.

 

True Blood

True Blood

I’d heard only good things about this new US show which focuses on an alternate reality that has seen Vampires both confirm their existence and also start to integrate into society.

Most people are suspicious of them and take a negative view of the Vampires but not waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who longs to meet one.

Soon enough Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) shows up in town and is revealed to be a Vampire – much to Sookie’s excitement.

What with the scrapes her brother Jason gets into as well, this highly sexed drama has more than enough to raise a smile and keep you interested.

 

Ashes To Ashes

Ashes To Ashes

Well we finally got round to watching Series 2 of Ashes To Ashes and it was great to step back into the world of DCI Gene Hunt. (The ever excellent Philip Glennister)

Alex (Keeley Hawes) was still trapped in 1982, stuck in a coma in the present day and desperately trying to find a way home.

There were a fair few stand out moments, one being a traitor within the squad that was a great storyline.

I felt the ending was a bit of a let down but overall Ashes To Ashes maintained a high standard throughout the series.

 

Warehouse 13

Warehouse13

I’ve only seen the first, feature length episode (clocking at at over an hour and a half) but that was enough to hook me into Warehouse 13.

Basically two FBI agents (Eddie McClintock as Agent Pete Lattimer and Joanne Kelly as Agent Myka Bering) get relocated to a mysterious warehouse in the middle of nowhere in South Dakota.

Warehouse 13 contains any supernatural or unusual artifacts that the government don’t know what to do with. They are catalogued, boxed and kept on site.

The agents jobs will be to hunt out new artifacts, isolate them and bring them into the warehouse to be stored.

Angry and confused at first they soon come around to the idea after solving their first supernatural crime.

I think this one could have legs as long as the writing continues to be as strong as the opening episode. One to keep an eye on.

 

(WARNING)

If you want to maintain no knowledge of Ghost Whisperer then stop reading now!

(SPOILERS AHEAD)

 

Ghost Whisperer

GhostWhisperer1

Well it’s been quite a season so far with the death of Melinda’s husband Jim and his subsequent return via a new body (seriously? :lol:) shoehorned in amongst everything else.

I liked the sinister Dr. Epstein and was surprised they didn’t string it out for a few more episodes.

I really enjoyed Jay Mohr as Professor Payne and was sad to see him go. However his replacement Jamie Kennedy who plays Dr. Eli James (and is dating Jennifer Love Hewitt in real life) has been a great addition to the cast.

We’ve still got a few more episodes of this season to get through before we finish and I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

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