Tag: BBC

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Episodes: The Complete First and Second Season”

Matt LeBlanc plays a character named Matt LeBlanc in a show called Episodes. ...

Television, The Three Strike Rule

The Three Strike Rule: “Zen” and the Art of Murder Maintenance

Rufus Sewell’s eyes immediately lure you into watching Zen, the BBC series based on he popular Aurelio Zen novels by Michael Dibdin....

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Upstairs, Downstairs”

Scott Malchus reviews the rebirth of a classic British series, "Upstairs, Downstairs."...

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Television, TV on Blu-ray

TV on Blu-ray: “Human Planet”

Human Planet (BBC/Warner Bros., 2011) Given that it’s the year 2011, we have teams of nature-loving filmmakers crawling the globe...

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Skins, Volume 4”

Scott Malchus feels that season four of the BBC hit series, "Skins" may be the best yet....

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Skins Volume 3”

Skins feels more authentic than almost every teen driven show on television. The writing is consistently excellent and these young actors...

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TV on DVD: “Life on Mars” (The Original BBC Series)

Last year, both seasons of the original BBC series, Life on Mars, were released in the U.S. to little press, despite the fact that the show...

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TV on DVD: “Black Adder Remastered: The Ultimate Edition”

Writing a thorough review of Blackadder is difficult as it’s not your typical comedy program. The series, which helped make stars out of...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: The House of Love in Amsterdam, April ’90

The mayor’s office in Bootleg City was completely dark as I cracked open the door. “Thank God,” I thought to myself. I had...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Who Needs the Radio?

When I was a kid, I had to listen to whatever the DJ picked. One of the odder decade-end lists was Nielsen’s list of the most-played...

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “The Life & Times of Vivienne Vyle” and “People Like Us: The Complete Series”

Reality television is always open to satire and there have been many fine examples of the genre getting sent up (The Office and Arrested...

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Life on Mars: The Complete Series”

Life on Mars: The Complete Series (2009, ABC Studios/Buena Vista) purchase from Amazon: DVD Being a fan of the original BBC version of Life...

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TV on DVD: “The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin: The Complete Series”

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, The Complete Series (2009, E1) purchase from Amazon: DVD What I love about the digital age is the...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Test: By Lauren Luke Makeup

Lauren Luke is the other British YouTube sensation. And unlike Susan Boyle, she hasn’t been hospitalized for exhaustion. Instead,...

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Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “Gavin & Stacey: Season One”

Gavin & Stacey: Season One (2009, BBC Video) purchase from Amazon: DVD For those of you who a enjoy a great romantic comedy, you...

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DVD Reviews, Television

DVD Review: “The IT Crowd: The Complete First Season”

The IT Crowd: The Complete First Season (2009, MPI Home Video) purchase this DVD from Amazon: DVD I love when a new show meets all...

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Mix Six, Music

Mix Six: “UK in the ’80s”

DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Okay…I admit to being a UK popophile (Hey now!). What can I say? The ’80s was the decade of my...

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Television, The Three Strike Rule

The Three Strike Rule: And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor

Last week I read an article in the L.A. Times’ business section that detailed how Americans are watching television at an all-time...

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DVD Reviews, Television

DVD Review: “Saxondale Complete Seasons 1 & 2”

Steve Coogan’s popularity in the United States is continuing to grow as he appears in acclaimed films such as Hamlet 2 and Tropic...

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DVD Reviews, Television

DVD Review: “Skins, Volume 1”

Anyone who reads my Three Strikes Rule column is aware of how much I love the BBC’s much-hyped drama Skins.  Funny, heartbreaking...

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DVD Review: “Torchwood: The Complete Second Season”

I’m hooked on Torchwood, the BBC’s latest sci-fi drama (a spinoff from their cult hit, Dr. Who). The entire second season has...