Sunday, July 31, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
BOLLOCKS TO KNOWLEDGE
Knowledge Network just gives me gas. All those cheesy English hour-longs with their decidedly long-in-the-tooth "character" actors who must overact or they'll die, and the hoary plots that are always patly resolved just before the 60 minutes are up, and the scenes at the village pub overseen by the local feisty old bag who really isn't the sarcastic old bitch she seems to be. In terms of characters these things heavily favor sprightly oldsters, irreverent priests and jumped up snobs, and the feeling seems to be that "satire" is best slathered on. You could choke on the crusty homilies and the quirky "charm" and the photogenic ruralisms. They crank this crap out by the kilometre. Not that North American television is any better but at least they don't push pornography for the genteel. Not that they wouldn't if they could figure out how to do it. It seems to be an English thing.
— Lloyd Dykk
Posted by lee bacchus at 2:01 PM