Blatantly stolen from like, every single women’s magazine out there, but it’s too fun not to do! Quite a lot of TV entries too.
- James Mason. Having seen two films of his last week, I’ve rediscovered one of the greatest actors of the classic era.
- Jonathan Creek. I got the entire Seasons 1-4 & Christmas specials boxset for Christmas, and it is without a doubt, one of the most gripping things I have ever seen. Every episode, there is a seemingly impossible crime committed (usually murder), and Jonathan Creek, a man who works as a magician’s aide, comes up with the explanations for them. I couldn’t do it any justice by reeling off the plot summaries, but it really is cerebral, witty and entertaining as hell. One of the finest shows ever.
- BBC’s The Office. Something else I got for Christmas, and it’s cringingly good. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are comedy geniuses! David Brent is one of the finest creations ever, watching him fumble his way through work with his mixture of non-PC and trying hard to be cool really makes me laugh; but the greatest thing about the show surely has to be the romance between Tim and Dawn, which is downplayed a lot but extremely beautiful. That kiss is extremely satisfying.
- Damages, the new legal drama from the US. Granted, I’ve only seen one episode, but it’s thrilling stuff. Rose Byrne is pretty and talented (tres rare) And it has Tate Donavan! (he did the voice of Hercules… blush blush)
- The word “fractious”. I think it describes my mood at school this week quite well.
- Radio 1 Livelounge. As I mentioned a while ago, I brought the Second volume, an for Christmas I got the first volume too. The acoustic versions of popular songs are terrific! Some of my favourites include Umbrella by Biffy Clyro, The Fratteli’s acoustic version of their own Chelsea Dagger, Rehab sung by Paulo Nutini, Stronger covered by 30 Seconds to Mars, Madonna’s Hung Up covered by The Enemy, to name but a few. Keane doing Beyonce in Bootylicious is absolute quality.
- Ben + Jerry’s chocolate brownie flavoured ice cream. Yum.
- Four of the BAFTA’s Rising star nominees: Shia Labeouf, Tang Wei, Ellen Page, and Sam Riley.
- No Golden Globes. I support the writers and everything, but couldn’t there be another way? The audience are being deprived of entertainment!
- People who ask you a certain question even though they already know the answer, just so that they can gloat at you.
- Chris Finch, a character from UK’s The Office. A thoroughly vile piece of work. I know he’s only a TV character and not real, but I really despise him.
- Britney Spears. You’re beyond passé, love.
- My local “cinema” (read: hole that are still broadcasting all of 2007’s summer blockbusters) isn’t showing The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford! I don’t have the time or the money to travel into the city to watch it, and methinks that a download of this movie wouldn’t do my viewing of it justice. So, living in the crummy area that I do, I shall have to postpone my viewing of (what I imagine to be) one of my favourites of 2007.
- Sienna Miller also got nominated for BAFTA’s Rising Star Award. I mean, eww. I know she’s quite pretty and that, but I find her kind of annoying. (come to think about it, that may just play a part in why I found her kind of annoying).
- No DGA nomination for Joe Wright. Does this mean Atonement might not get nominated for Best Film come Oscar time?
So, that's me.