Thursday, 11 April 2013

Parks and Recreation on BBC Four is the best new four-year-old comedy on tv


In the pitch to the network it might have sounded like the worse tv idea since Splash or that thing where they're trying to make sewing competitive, but US comedy Parks and Recreation manages to overcome its dull-sounding premise - life inside a local council department in small-town America - to be the best new comedy on UK tv this year so far.

Why? Because it's actually funny enough to make you smile, or even, you know, laugh.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Dogging Tales tells us that a KFC and an orange Tango is more fun than random outdoor sex

Any documentary about dogging - that is, the practice of having, or watching others, have sex outdoors - was always going to have a high comedy value, no matter how hard it tried to be serious.

And Dogging Tales tried quite hard, with its pink-hued night-vision scenes of perplexed foxes or startled deer alongside the sights and sounds of doggers at work, or, to use their own parlance, 'at play'.

But the most memorable part was the sight of would-be dogger Terry and his girlfriend Sarah, complete with animal-themed masks to disguise their true identity.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Oh dear I haven't updated this blog very much lately have I? Sorry...

Of course, I'm not really that sorry. I'm not sorry at all. So sorry for the fake apology.

You see, the thing about blogging about television is that it never seems to end.

And not only does blogging about television sometimes suck all the fun out of the programme you might have enjoyed watching, there are always more programmes to watch, more blog posts to write, and, before you know it, you'd rather go to bed and read a book.

And as this is tv-ooh and not book-ooh, that would hardly do at all. So why am I telling you this?